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Why we need electoral reform

The Liberal Democrats are currently in talks with the Tories about making a pact, without which the Tories will have no clear majority in Parliament. The biggest stumbling block to these talks is probably Electoral Reform: For the Lib Dems … Continue reading

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Dictocracy

I’ve proudly created a new word today, “Dictocracy”. It sort of describes the current British political system that we refer to as a Democracy whilst to all intents, it functions as a dictatorship. As everyone knows, we have a General … Continue reading

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Three party politics

With only three weeks to go before the General Election, I suppose comments like these are to be expected. David Cameron has warned a vote for Nick Clegg could leave Britain “stuck” with Labour and said only the Tories can … Continue reading

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Miserable Politics

The term of the current UK government expires on 10th May 2010, about six months from now. Following that, a General Election has to be held on or before the 3rd June 2010. For me it’s a pretty sorry state … Continue reading

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The age of the bus

For the younger generation, the title of this is based on an old series of advertisements for British Rail, their slogan was, “This is the age of the train”. Thought I’d better clear that one up. :) Fuel prices being … Continue reading

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Badger Principles

Just so I don’t forget when the next election comes around. I will not vote for any political party that supports the eradication of 80% of the badgers in the South-West of England, where I happen to live. This will … Continue reading

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Public Transport

Travel is a necessary evil of my job and having spent a number of years ploughing up and down the arterial motorways of England I have recently turned to public transport for the majority of my trips. One of the … Continue reading

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Another year in Iraq

“One death is a tragedy; a million is a statistic” Joseph Stalin Today the BBC quoted some official stats on 2006 in Iraq. It seems that the decision to invade them caused in excess of 12,300 civilian deaths in 2006 … Continue reading

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Veiled Threat

Displays of religion in the workplace are becomming a more and more sensitive issue. However the latest battle in the veil wars is quite incredible to me. The first report I read told how 24 year old Aishah Azmi refused … Continue reading

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