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“Utterley Nuts”

This weeks conference in Birmingham by the Conservative Party has already enabled a number of very telling speeches or articles. According to this piece from the BBC, the Mayor of London, someone who the Prime Minister describes as one of … Con...
by IanChisnall on Sep 29, 2014

Page 84

If you were distracted from your reading of the 2010 Conservative manifesto and didn’t get as far as page 84 you are in for a treat now. I confess I didn’t read any of it, simply because at the time … Continue reading →...
by IanChisnall on Sep 21, 2014

Page 84

If you were distracted from your reading of the 2010 Conservative manifesto and didn’t get as far as page 84 you are in for a treat now. I confess I didn’t read any of it, simply because at the time … Continue reading →...
by IanChisnall on Sep 21, 2014

Is this democracy?

The criticisms of the EU from many within the Conservative Party and espoused on many occasions by the Prime Minister and Conservative members of the Cabinet is that it lacks democratic robustness. David Cameron was constantly on our screens when h...
by IanChisnall on Sep 18, 2014

Will Conservatives treat the ISIL symptom while letting the Islamic extremism disease fester and spread?

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird told a joint House of Commons committee that, combatting Islamic extremism represents the “greatest struggle of our generation.” While I have a great deal of respect for John Baird, I have to say that these sor...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Sep 10, 2014

Jumping on the Bandwagon at the Tricycle Theatre

Brent Tories (or at least one of their factions) are demonstrating how to jump on a political bandwagon.  To be fair that is no different from the many other pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli groups who are doing much the same thing with a decisio...
by James Powney's Blog on Aug 13, 2014

Understanding you have a problem ……

The idea that we need to understand our problems, before we can begin to put them right is well understood, what is less clear is knowing the solution and making the change. Take the issue of our faith in politics, it is perfectly … Continue...
by IanChisnall on Aug 13, 2014

Peculiar priorities

Yesterdays announcement by the three main English Political Parties to nominate 21 out of 22 new Peers shows that the dominance of the Parties is intended to continue long past the time when the political careers of Miliband, Cameron and Clegg ̷...
by IanChisnall on Aug 9, 2014

Systemic Political Failure

The return of Boris Johnson to the House of Commons in May 2015 whilst retaining the role of Mayor of London will reflect failures within our Political System, that takes the UK back several decades to the era we were all acknowledging … Cont...
by IanChisnall on Aug 7, 2014

#CANADA: Eve Adams Withdraws From Nomination Battle, Cites Health Reasons, After Cons. Pty Investigation

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by World Politics News on Aug 3, 2014

That’ll do nicely

Yesterday BBC Radio broke the news that Labour were the best funded Political Party in the UK during 2013. This lead over the Conservatives was almost entirely due to the donations that you and I made to the Party. As the official Opposition Pa...
by IanChisnall on Jul 30, 2014

A time for honour, not pragmatism

According to certain commentators Michael Gove has pulled off a good compromise over the behaviour and publicity associated with the MP for Bury St Edmunds, David Ruffley who has now announced via his website that he will now no stand … Continu...
by IanChisnall on Jul 29, 2014

Closed for Business

One of the challenges of our polarised Parliament is that the collective grasp of our 650 MPs on many subjects is a great deal worse than the breadth of constituents that they seek to represent. This means that in practice … Continue reading &#...
by IanChisnall on Jul 22, 2014

I’m all for transparency when it comes to foreign lobbying

I see that Conservative MP Cheryl Gallant (Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, Ont.) has recently introduced Bill C-618, the Foreign Lobbying Transparency Act, in the House of Commons. This is timely indeed, considering multi-million dollar efforts by U.S.-b...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Jul 14, 2014

Lets recall the Government

Today as up to 1 Million Public Sector workers withdraw their labour and lose a days pay as a consequence, the coalition Government is using all of their communication channels to deny the problem has anything to do with them, and instead blame &#...
by IanChisnall on Jul 10, 2014

Lets recall the Government

Today as up to 1 Million Public Sector workers withdraw their labour and lose a days pay as a consequence, the coalition Government is using all of their communication channels to deny the problem has anything to do with them, and instead blame &#...
by IanChisnall on Jul 10, 2014

Swagger not required

Mathew Parris claims the reason why the Conservative Party has failed so significantly in its attempt to achieve some level of gender balance in its list of MPs is down to a lack of swagger in the many otherwise competent female applicants. …...
by IanChisnall on Jul 9, 2014

Swagger not required

Mathew Parris claims the reason why the Conservative Party has failed so significantly in its attempt to achieve some level of gender balance in its list of MPs is down to a lack of swagger in the many otherwise competent female applicants. …...
by IanChisnall on Jul 9, 2014

10 weeks to go

We are a mere 10 weeks away from the election in Scotland to settle the dispute regarding the future of the Union of England, Wales, Northern Ireland along with Scotland. This morning on the Radio4 Today programme Jim Sillars and … Continue rea...
by IanChisnall on Jul 7, 2014

10 weeks to go

We are a mere 10 weeks away from the election in Scotland to settle the dispute regarding the future of the Union of England, Wales, Northern Ireland along with Scotland. This morning on the Radio4 Today programme Jim Sillars and … Continue rea...
by IanChisnall on Jul 7, 2014


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