Elections 5th May – The fightback begins

Posted on May 4, 2011 in Politics | 2 comments

After two weeks pounding the mean and not so mean streets of Aylesbury where District & Town Council elections take place tomorrow the fear of cutbacks to services people value is palpable, the fear voters have for their ability to earn a living and for their children’s potential being realised is obvious. For since WWII […]

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My Blog Awards

Posted on Mar 14, 2011 in Architecture | 5 comments

DaithaiC in all too typical pose Blogging is often seen as a lonely furrow but I don’t know how. Through the excellent London Blogger’s Meetup I have met many of my contemporaries at the edge of Citizen Journalism and not met a lonely soul amongst them. People often ask how do you find the time. […]

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Captain SKA – Liar Liar

Posted on Nov 13, 2010 in Politics | Comments Off on Captain SKA – Liar Liar

Dark days have arrived in Britain. The coalition government and their toxic flotilla of cuts are ruthlessly hacking away jobs, damaging vulnerable lives and chipping away at the very fabric of our society. We cannot afford to stand by and let this country sail towards a future of inequality. Fear Not! Captain SKA and his […]

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I never voted Tory before ……

Posted on May 13, 2010 in Politics | one comment

New ConDem Cabinet – 23 Millionaires, 23 White, 0 Black, 1 Asian, 26 Men, 4 Women. 70% went to Oxbridge…. Can they really afford a 5% pay cut – the rest of us can’t!

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Posted on May 11, 2010 in Politics | 2 comments

Farewell to Gordon Brown a decent man never seduced by the trappings of office. We now have the novel ConDemNation headed by a LibCon coalition of opportunism – time will tell how this will fare but at the next election the LibDems will cease to exist – people will never vote Liberal to get Conservative […]

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Forgive us for the Tories!

Posted on May 6, 2010 in Politics | 2 comments

The Tory Party: defending the rich and attacking the poor since 1678. Put please forgive us Irish for we are responsible for them – even the term Tory comes from the Gaelic word for a Highwayman or Robber! The word derives from the Middle Irish word tóraiche; modern Irish tóraí: outlaw, robber, from the Irish […]

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Britain must not journey back to the past on May 6th

Posted on May 5, 2010 in Politics | Comments Off on Britain must not journey back to the past on May 6th

There has been much negative campaigning in the British General Election and playing the blame game on the past. Politics is a bit like running a restaurant – because people can cook their one dish they then think they can run their own place. However as many have found out reality is a harsh teacher. […]

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Lest we forget ………………

Posted on Mar 24, 2010 in Politics | Comments Off on Lest we forget ………………

We all remember the last period of Tory rule. These memories of low wages and jobs being lost are more than statistics – they are powerful images of the lives we lived. The contrast between this recession and the early Nineties is graphic. Then mortgages were at 14.6% and the then Chancellor, the lamentable Norman […]

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Lord Cashcroft

Posted on Mar 2, 2010 in Politics | Comments Off on Lord Cashcroft

Biggles and his Co-Pilot Conservative donor and deputy chairman Lord Ashcroft has admitted he does not pay UK tax on earnings outside Britain. His statement ends years of questions from opponents about whether he was “non-domiciled” in the UK for tax. He said he agreed with Tory leader David Cameron’s call for anyone in the […]

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Guy Fawkes Night

Posted on Nov 2, 2008 in Politics | Comments Off on Guy Fawkes Night

  Remember, remember the fifth of November! This week in this Sceptered Isle they will commemorate on Bonfire Night, the 5th November, the 403rd Anniversary of Guy Fawkes and friend’s unsuccessful experiment in direct democracy. Some say Mr. Fawkes and Co. were the last people to enter the Houses of Parliament in Westminster with honest […]

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