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Let’s get rid of low-skilled temporary foreign workers program altogether

I’ve never been one to promote laissez-faire economics believing, as I do, in a mixed economy based on economic liberalism with limited, prudent state intervention and regulation—i.e., a largely free-market economy based on a free price system, f...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Jun 27, 2014

Peter MacKay’s comments: self-inflicted wounds, but over-the-top reaction by the media

The current justice minister, Peter MacKay, has been taking a public flogging for recent comments about female judges and for his Mother’s/Father’s Day messages. Although the criticism does seem to me to be over the top, MacKay has not done himse...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Jun 26, 2014

Another Big Society mess you’ve got into?

As I have written previously in this space, the tension between Politics and Charities is at something of a peak following the enaction of the Lobbying Bill in January and recent challenges to charitable impartiality by Conservative MPs or their sta...
by IanChisnall on Jun 25, 2014

Another Big Society mess you’ve got into?

As I have written previously in this space, the tension between Politics and Charities is at something of a peak following the enaction of the Lobbying Bill in January and recent challenges to charitable impartiality by Conservative MPs or their sta...
by IanChisnall on Jun 25, 2014

Votes are for 5 years, not just 1 day

To find someone complaining that within days of an election, that the results have been ignored by those in power is hardly a shock. However the person complaining here is not an angry Conservative voter upset that despite a promise of no top R...
by IanChisnall on Jun 23, 2014

Votes are for 5 years, not just 1 day

To find someone complaining that within days of an election, that the results have been ignored by those in power is hardly a shock. However the person complaining here is not an angry Conservative voter upset that despite a promise of no top R...
by IanChisnall on Jun 23, 2014

Death by 1000 cuts

Most of us from time to time, think thoughts which we might keep to ourselves for the sake of being misunderstood, or perhaps because the thought will portray a lapse of judgement we would rather not disclose to others. It is … Continue readin...
by IanChisnall on Jun 21, 2014

Death by 1000 cuts

Most of us from time to time, think thoughts which we might keep to ourselves for the sake of being misunderstood, or perhaps because the thought will portray a lapse of judgement we would rather not disclose to others. It is … Continue readin...
by IanChisnall on Jun 21, 2014

Canada: time for the paper tiger to carry a big stick

The famous words of American president Theodore Roosevelt—“Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far”—suits Canadian foreign policy perfectly, except in the reverse of their meaning. Stephen Harper’s government’s version of our...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Jun 18, 2014

Media responsibility

My broadcaster of choice, BBC Radio 4 has been reporting the results of the Newark by-election with some regularity this morning. Despite the actual results the BBC have been acting as though they cannot count. They have explained carefully that R...
by IanChisnall on Jun 6, 2014

A Chinese style election

On Thursday at 07.00 residents of Newark will breathe a sigh of relief and so to will thousands of people who have been under immense pressure to cover every single inch of the constituency with leaflets and handshakes and ensure … Continue rea...
by IanChisnall on Jun 3, 2014

Toronto Star makes disgusting reference to PC policy

The Toronto Star seldom misses an opportunity to disparage the Ontario Progressive Conservatives, but yesterday’s editorial columnist Haroon Siddiqui goes well beyond the pale by comparing the PC jobs plan with the Vietnam War’s My Lai Massacre.
by Russ Campbell's Blog on Jun 2, 2014

Why Newark? and what next?

The lies and deceit of a retired Army Colonel and MP are the reason why in 10 days time, voters will be obliged to vote for a replacement MP for the Constituency of Newark, placed to the East of the … Continue reading →...
by IanChisnall on May 26, 2014

How the Greens performed in the Brent local elections

The Green Party stood one candidate in every Brent ward except for Willesden Green, which was where we put in most of our campaigning, where we stood two candidates. We left the third slot free so as to make space for Alex Colas the independent Make...
by wembleymatters on May 25, 2014

#UK: #UKIP Ldr #Farange Hails Success in Local Elections

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by World Politics News on May 24, 2014

Hudak’s “million jobs plan” is the economic tonic Ontario needs

Tim Hudak says, if elected, his Progressive Conservative government would create one million net new jobs over eight years. Hudak also promises he’d cut 100,000 jobs from the public sector. This pledge has launched a furious debate over the chances...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on May 24, 2014

Brent Elections 2014

The elections for Brent Council are now complete, with Labour sweeping the board with 56 seats (up 15), the Lib Dems collapsing to just one seat and the Tories retaining the remaining six seats.  While Labour nationally has not had a stellar per...
by James Powney's Blog on May 24, 2014

We’re all in this together?

Yesterday in Bournemouth a senior representative of a deeply unpopular sector of society used all of the authority and power of her role to challenge another group of people who she claims are deeply unpopular with the public. The Home … Contin...
by IanChisnall on May 22, 2014

Is National Post’s Tasha Kheiriddin giving up on conservatism?

There is a quotation from Abraham Lincoln that ends, “… you can never please all of the people all of the time.” I thought of this when I read Tasha Kheiriddin’s column in Tuesday's National Post op-ed page. Kheiriddin self-describes as “a...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on May 21, 2014

My cross in your box!

Last night I had a twitter debate with a Conservative Councillor for Hastings who was using the social media platform to drum up more support for his colleagues in the Euro Elections. I want to give full credit to Peter Pragnell for … Continu...
by IanChisnall on May 20, 2014


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