Greg Hands: […]I note that there is one Member who has spoken here only once since the election, has tabledContinue reading →
The Blogosphere is gorging itself on the Wikileaks banquet this morning; a triumph of style over substance. The Cuisine Minceur of the electorate’s fight for transparency from our political masters.
Wikileaks is a masterpiece in media manipulation. ItContinue reading →
Few stewards in the service of the public can have been asked to rearrange the deckchairs as many times as those employed on board the currently named ‘Public Guardian’.
The Office of the PublicContinue reading →
As a prior long term resident of Brixton, London, I thought myself beyond surprise at any of the antics of Lambeth Town Hall. My experience harks back to the days of Red Ken flying theContinue reading →
When Irish Eyes Stopped Smiling Edition.Continue reading →
I would like to thank the Party for the confidence that it has shown in electing me asContinue reading →
Invented by Irish entrepeneur, Adrain Devane, the toy is set to be a hit amongst English parents anxious to conveyContinue reading →
Gerry Adams and Martin McGuiness were this afternoonContinue reading →
Being frightened of Aids is so last year – the great and the good now climb over each other in the rush to clasp Aids carriers to their bosom, nothing to be frightened of thereContinue reading →
That is such an emotive headline – and such has been the response in certain areas of the lucrative Personal Injury legal profession.
In his speech to the Commons, Kenneth Clarke detailed the extent to which the LegalContinue reading →
A bricklayer or a plumber that would have me made,
I wanted all the trappings my earnings would then bring,
A lovely wife and children, a home whereContinue reading →
A decidedly dark subject today, but one that we need to face up to.
Regular readers will be aware that I have long taken an interest in the local politics of Vera Baird’s old constituency of Redcar andContinue reading →
All around you people are striving to avoid failure. In allContinue reading →
Once upon a time… I had a dustbin. An old-fashioned affair, with a rounded galvanised metal lid atop a rounded galvanised metal body, and a handle on either side. Into this dustbin went the ashes from the fire,Continue reading →
You’d need a heart of stone not to laugh. I’ve tried getting angry, tried to rant – I can’t. They are like winsome toddlers taking their first steps – they fall, they tumble backwards, theyContinue reading →
In the light of Anna’s recent piece “On Arriving at Libertariansm from a Quaker point of view,” this week I was prompted to reflect on the nature of faith.
About ten years agoContinue reading →
So the goverment wants to find out how happy the country is via statistics. Dry statistics will never show the state of happiness of the country. It it is too ephemeral.
Happiness isContinue reading →
News from Manchester Airport that from this month they will be testing a new “Eye Scanner”, which will read our irises and help to “combat the war against terror”. This comes only months after the airport introduced theContinue reading →
A bonus prize today for the Liverpool Echo with their headline:
“Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney’s divorce lawyer to go to House of Lords.”
No doubt the Wiltshire and Gloucestershire Standard will be firing back with:
“Charles Wales’Continue reading →
Ed Davey– I don’t want to get involved
Yesterday was one of those days when you know that being a Libertarian is the right thing to be, andContinue reading →
It’s all going to be so wonderful…Our brave new Coalition government is a government of movers and shakers. Yes Sirree! They are going to take the tax and benefit systems, and shake them by the scruffContinue reading →
In the crowded field of the economically suicidal, Liverpudlian councils are renown for their ability to rise above the common herd and lead by example.
The local MP is Bill Esterson, an ex-Medway Councillor, who theContinue reading →