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Topic: uk politics

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Mrs May
2016-10-05 @ 23:18:49
Theresa May keeps insisting that she was for Remain, but I've yet to see any evidence that she actively campaigned …

Who do you trust with your life?
2016-02-17 @ 21:33:57
It's often said that strikes are always about money, but might I draw your attention to something else … trust. …

Safety first
2016-02-12 @ 13:09:52
About that Saturday working … I, like many people who have worked in retail, have been subject to an employment contract …

Cyril Smith and others
2015-03-18 @ 12:00:00
"Sex parties" take place between consenting adults. What Smith et all have been accused of is child exploitation, abuse and …

The Rennard affair
2014-01-23 @ 18:58:47
still around. mostly elsewhere though. However . . . being on tv last week was 'interesting' as well as being …

Keep buggering on
2012-03-16 @ 19:19:00
A few days ago, James Graham told why he was quitting the LibDems. Yesterday, another friend did so too, indeed …

A New mayor for London
2011-06-15 @ 09:35:00
We are fast approaching the time when all Londoners -- like myself -- will have to vote for a new …

The False Post
2010-12-14 @ 13:33:00
I am currently watching recorded coverage of the debate yesterday in the House of Lords regarding the Parliamentary voting system …

A question of education
2010-10-14 @ 23:30:00
There has been much discussion about university fees and the recent Browne report proposing that the present cap should be …

Where you live
2010-05-09 @ 21:43:00
I'm listening to Radio 4's The Westminster Hour at the moment and, unsurprisingly, the discussion is about the recent General …

Random lines
2010-05-07 @ 20:58:00
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a fairly well-defined entity. A really big island, lots of …

What is a bigot?
2010-04-29 @ 14:45:00
Yesterday, a certain leader of the Labour Party went walkabout 'meeting the people of Britain' as part of his election …

Social Media politics
2009-12-13 @ 19:33:00
Once Parliament is Prorogued Members of Parliament still receive their salaries but may not campaign during the election period as …

The Post Office Problem
2009-10-25 @ 12:02:00
Last week there were -- allegedly -- two days of strikes at the Royal Mail. I say 'allegedly' as I …

The word of the day is ...
2009-06-18 @ 23:47:00
"Redacted". It is everywhere today due to the 'publication' of the last four year's worth of MPs' receipted …

Brown's Mandate
2009-06-05 @ 13:15:00
Repeatedly one hears political commentators exclaiming that Gordon Brown has "no mandate" to be the Prime Minister given that he …

Re-shuffle?
2009-06-05 @ 16:08:00
Surely, to be a reshuffle one must randomise the pack somewhat? I'd always understood that to be the meaning …

Expenses and Allowances - the bubble bursts
2009-05-22 @ 12:05:00
The major topic of conversation in the UK lately has -- very unusually -- been politics, or more precisely the …

Fallout
2009-05-21 @ 19:37:00
A few days ago I received a request from the Party to respond to an online questionnaire about the whole …

Is recycling a good thing?
2009-03-16 @ 20:04:00
Twenty years ago a political advert appeared on billboards around the UK which went on …

Whatever happened to Purdah?
2008-11-23 @ 22:45:00
Once upon a time a British Chancellor wouldn't let on what might -- or might not -- be in his …

The banks are just making complete monkeys of them.
2008-11-01 @ 13:07:00
The Guardian is reporting that the Royal Bank of Scotland, having received £20 billion from the …

Party President
2008-10-15 @ 13:51:00
I received my ballot paper for the next party President this morning and was rather surprised to find that there …

Tell them Mandy is back
2008-10-05 @ 12:38:00
"Tell them what you're going to tell them. Tell them. Then tell them what you've told them" That is the …

Where to put enemies
2008-10-05 @ 22:03:00
"Four of the MPs who signed the backbenchers' letter which prompted Mr Brown's predecessor Tony Blair to announce a timetable …

UK Government sexist?
2006-10-08 @ 13:54:00
Week after next I'm heading to Brussels and Frankfurt for meetings, and whilst the first will be on the Eurostar …

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