Cameron lowering voting age and raising school leaving age

Next year all young people will have to remain in education, full or part time, until the age of 18. Clearly they are not regarded as adult for they will be expected to accept direction from others. They will not … Continue reading

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Undecided about Europe? Sure about a referendum?

Undecided about Europe? Well, there’s no hurry. We were promised a referendum before the last general election and there is talk of a referendum after the next one. Clearly the government is not rushing us to make up our minds. … Continue reading

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Safer for cyclists – £20m road spend – why the expense?

Could we not make the roads safer for everyone, and without this expense? Public spaces and buildings were made much safer and inviting by simple legislation that seemed almost laughable at the time, but which is now taken for granted, … Continue reading

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Lawyer reveals adult blindness regarding children

Interviewed today on BBC Radio Four, the lawyer representing a woman whose house has been adapted to protect her from a violent former partner spoke of “her,” the woman’s fears rather than those of her children who have to share … Continue reading

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Praise for “dunno”

On two consecutive days! On Saturday I took part in a performance of “Under Milk Wood” on Mersea Island where I live. Afterwards, a member of the audience came up and told me she had enjoyed “dunno.” The very next … Continue reading

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Nigel’s cash

Mr Farage may have diverted EU monies, paid to him as expenses or allowances, to another purpose but that surely rather makes his point for him. The EU does not account for its spending and the monies received from UK … Continue reading

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EU’s demand for an additional contribution

David Cameron had no need to show temper when confronted with the EU’s demand for an additional contribution. He could have smiled sweetly, very sweetly, and said that the money would be forthcoming the minute the EU could account for … Continue reading

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Clacton – Carswell and UKIP leadership

Immediately following his victory in the Clacton by-election Douglas Carswell made it clear that he had no intention of seeking the leadership of UKIP. But what if Kippers ask him to lead them?

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Relationship education too late

The government is to add “relationship education” to ante-natal classes. Shouldn’t relationship education be part of growing up, before potentially fecund relationships are formed? Isn’t this provided by many parents and families? Isn’t it rather late to warn of the … Continue reading

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Will the Scots throw in the towel?

I will miss the Scots, bottling out of the Union. They have been good friends, keeping the rest of us on our toes. I’m sad that many of them want to throw in the towel; if they can’t hack a … Continue reading

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