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A celebration, 2 weeks too late

The celebrations for the positive contributions for our nation of immigration is something many of us are thrilled at. With his comments today in the Telegraph Fraser Nelson is saying many of the things that I and many others have … Continue re...
by IanChisnall on May 22, 2015

Compulsory EBacc: A policy conundrum? (Updated) (Again)

. The Conservative Manifesto contained an apparent commitment to a compulsory EBacc: ‘We will require secondary school pupils to take GCSEs in English, maths, science, a language and history or geography, with Ofsted unable to award its highest rat...
by Gifted Phoenix on May 21, 2015

Compulsory EBacc: A policy conundrum? (Updated)

. The Conservative Manifesto contained an apparent commitment to a compulsory EBacc: ‘We will require secondary school pupils to take GCSEs in English, maths, science, a language and history or geography, with Ofsted unable to award its highest rat...
by Gifted Phoenix on May 21, 2015

Compulsory EBacc: A policy conundrum?

. The Conservative Manifesto contained an apparent commitment to a compulsory EBacc: ‘We will require secondary school pupils to take GCSEs in English, maths, science, a language and history or geography, with Ofsted unable to award its highest rat...
by Gifted Phoenix on May 21, 2015

Conservative hypocrisy headlines of the day

Another day, another dose of Republican hypocrisy and lies:South Carolina Repub: Drop 20-week abortion ban because women will fake being raped to get one (Raw Story)Texas Senator blamed violence in Baltimore on ‘absent fathers,’ has nothing to sa...
by That's Going Too Far! on May 20, 2015

Conservative HQ tell Brent Council Warren's posse are official Conservative Group

The issue of who represent the principal opposition in Brent Council is to be resolved tonight at a Full Council Meeting.On the eve of the meeting the Leader of the Council, Muhammed Butt,  and Christine Gilbert, Interim Chief Executive, have be...
by wembleymatters on May 20, 2015

Handful of 6th form students galvanise 3,000 into anti-austerity protest

I was heartened by this news from Bristol where a handful of 6th form students organised an anti-austerity protest in reaction to the Conservative election victory. They apparently did so independently of any political party.  This is an intervi...
by wembleymatters on May 17, 2015

Update on Brent Conservatives rift

The Kilburn Times LINK has followed up my story on the row between the rival Conservative groups on Brent Council LINK.  I had offered Cllr Suresh Kansagra the opportunity to comment on my piece but he did not respond.This is what he told the Ki...
by wembleymatters on May 16, 2015

Government-funded political ads: Grits want in on the gravy train

Ioften hear people wonder about the kind of prime minister Justin Trudeau would make, and what a Liberal government led by him would look like. And, while I’m not much help on the Trudeau-as-PM part, I think I’m safe in pointing out that Kathleen...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on May 15, 2015

Tories seek to strengthen Brent Council Scrutiny and accountability at AGM

Cllr John Warren (Conservative) has sent me the following regarding proposals to be put to Brent Council's AGM on Wednesday: Item 13 of the Council AGM is "Changes to the Constitution." So I put forward a number of amendments for consideration...
by wembleymatters on May 15, 2015

Too much Gotcha!, too much spin, not enough substance to our political debates

There are times when I wonder if I got the Class Clown instead of Member of Parliament when I voted in the last general election. Seeing some of the antics of the members of the House during Tuesday’s Question Period is one of those times. Yes, the...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on May 13, 2015

Conservative manifesto commitments on immigration, the EU and human rights by Colin Yeo

 The Free Movement immigration law blog is written by members of the immigration team at Garden Court Chambers in London, ranked as top tier in both Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500. The editor is Colin Yeo. Standing at the door to No...
by Vreemdelingenrecht on May 13, 2015

Tour- sales techniques used by Spanish operators

An internal guide used by tour operators in the Spanish resort of Magaluf, published by the newspaper El Mundo reveals scandalous practices they use to lure tourists to buy tours or consume more alcohol. Spanish newspaper “El Mundo” publi...
by We care about your travel on May 12, 2015

Runners up prize

The rearrangements of the Conservative front bench is taking place for all of the wrong reasons. David Cameron is making changes to his team to ensure in the first instance that his party is happy and feel the internal power … Continue reading...
by IanChisnall on May 10, 2015

Ontario PCs choose MP Patrick Brown as leader

Well, the votes have been counted and members have made a clear choice for leader of the Ontario PCs. Barrie MP Patrick Brown is that party’s new leader and by a significant margin over Whitby-Oshawa MPP Christine Elliott who was deputy leader unde...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on May 9, 2015

A new form of Politics is needed

This weeks election means that for many of us our political landscape has changed and it is useful to reflect in a bit of detail what impact the election has or should have had. For several decades I have worked … Continue reading →...
by IanChisnall on May 9, 2015

At the PMO partisanship trumps security

The two videos produced by the Prime Minister’s Office and published on its 24/Seven Internet website earlier this week, apparently,  had not been reviewed by the Department of National Defence prior to the posting, which is contrary to an ear...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on May 8, 2015

Cameron sweeps to unexpected triumph in British election

LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron won a stunning election victory in Britain, confounding poll predictions that the vote would be the closest in decades to sweep into office for another five years with a clear majority and his Labor opponents in...
by Tech Pinoy on May 8, 2015

I voted Elliott in Sunday’s PC leadership election

Ivoted on Sunday in the Ontario PC leadership election so, at least in my case, the die is cast so to speak. Some of the 76,587 eligible members will not vote until the second voting day on Thursday, May 7, and then we’ll hear the results on Saturd...
by Russ Campbell's Blog on May 4, 2015

'Barry' is the elephant in the room at last Brent North hustings

What is likely to be the last of the Brent North constituency hustings was held at St George's Parish Hall in Sudbury yesterday evening.There have been very few hustings in Brent North where Barry Gardiner is the Labour incumbent. Concerned at the la...
by wembleymatters on May 2, 2015


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