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Category Archives: Conservatives
Reality check 2
This morning’s Daily Telegraph reports that a couple in Rotherham, acting as foster parents, have had their foster children removed by Rotherham Social Services. Why? Criminal record? – No! Child abuse? – No! Why then? – Because they are members … Continue reading
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The failure of the House of Laity of the C of E Synod to support the consecration of women as Bishops has provoked the reaction from the Liberal Establishment that was to be expected. As a real, philosophical Conservative I … Continue reading
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More Westlothian I’m afraid…..
Back in February I suggested that Cameron was trying to come to terms with the constitutional mess Blair created. I hoped that was the case. Instead he has created a further mess of his own. The Scotland Act gives the … Continue reading
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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
Posted in Conservatives, Constitution, Labour, Lib Dems 10 Comments
Happy St. Valentine’s Day!
Happy New Year – yes it is my first post on this blog in 2012. I have been active elsewhere though! Also happy Valentine’s Day! I was pleased this morning to read that Baroness Warsi is to see the Pope … Continue reading
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One year on….
Almost exactly a year ago I wrote about voting reform, calling for a serious review of the registration system as a starting point. Not long ago I read that Cornwall County Council is seeking to ban second home owners in … Continue reading
Posted in Campaigning, Elections, Politics 1 Comment