Category Archives: Politics

Derision and splitters

Much has been made this week of the decision by some members of the Liberal Democrats to form a pressure group within the party. I started by writing “another” but at the moment there is only really one formally established, … Continue reading

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Protests and a lack of moral courage from students, who knew…

Yesterdays vandalism and thuggery reported in the Telegraph this morning. Interesting that they chose not to contextualise the photo they used, which in other sources appears to show a group of schoolkids surrounding the van and shielding it, although given … Continue reading

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Educating parliamentarians – A crash course in critical thinking?

Lib Dem MP for Cambridge, Julian Huppert, gave an interview to the Independent in which he talked about the need for parliamentarians to understand science and technology.  A fair point, parliament is stuffed with party hacks, lawyers and PR people … Continue reading

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Axe business link

So Business Link is to be axed, as part of the wider restructuring of how government provides business start-up advice and support to growing businesses. I have mixed feelings about this, but really need to see what’s going to happen during … Continue reading

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Israeli attacks on civilian shipping

Much of the rhetoric around the alleged attacks by Israeli forces on an ”aid flotilla” today is strident and generally focussing on whether Israel was excessive or wrong to do so. Some are concentrating on the body that organised the … Continue reading

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Dawn of a new era

Things have been moving quite remarkably over the last few days, and with real life intruding there didn’t seem to be any point in trying to capture it here. Overall, I’m happy with the outcome.  Mark Thompson discussed the risks … Continue reading

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Electoral decisions – Who do I vote for?

Everyone else is coming up with their ”endorsements”, so a few thoughts on what’s guided my voting decision. First, we vote for an individual, not a party and more specifically not a party leader.  I’m not sure what kind of … Continue reading

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