Category Archives: Labour

The Westlothian question – and answer!

When New Labour signed up to the devolution project for Scotland and Wales, Tony Blair seemed to think he was creating a couple of super county councils which would always be Labour controlled and would kill local Nationalism stone dead. … Continue reading

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Public sector pensions

It is worth reflecting, especially today, on the problems confronting public sector pension provision. I hope the people striking will have sufficient breadth of mind to consider where the country, which had the best provision for pension funding in western … Continue reading

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Now move on

The Referendum has produced a clear result against AV. Apart from Camden I can’t find any polling area between The Scillies and Orkney and Shetland that actually voted for it. Unlike the regionalpolls in Scotland and Wales this wasa truly … Continue reading

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Not in my name…….

When I noticed on the front page of this Morning’s Sunday Telegraph that His Grace the Archbishop of Westminster had been attacking the government over the attempts to reduce the massive deficit inherited from the profligate Labour government, and doing … Continue reading

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The Referendum cometh!

We have war in Afghanistan. We have another one possibly in Libya. Inflation is picking up. The Brown Budget Deficit is still with us and hitting hard – and the Euro is falling apart thanks to the daft idea that … Continue reading

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On the elephant in the room

The other piece of literature was the latest glossy featuring Mr. Ed Davey. He begins by saying, ‘After 13 years of Labour, we’ve all had enough. Gordon Brown has failed us.’ Couldn’t agree more! He then implies that the way … Continue reading

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On becoming a senior citizen

I believe the saying has it ‘what goes around comes around’.  So take heart, younger readers – or not, depending on your politics! 40 years ago I was 25 for the first time. From 1967 onwards we’d had huge poll … Continue reading

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