Monthly Archives: November 2012

Peace in the Holy Land

The BBC web site recently reported a troubling time for Lord Sachs, Chief Rabbi as follows   Lord Sacks had just completed one of his regular “Thought for the Day” broadcasts on BBC Radio 4 when he was asked by … Continue reading

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The dreaded ‘elf & safety

The Secondary school in my county division is named The Warriner School.  It is well regarded as a quality rural school but its real claim to fame is to have a 115 acre school farm attached to it.  This is … Continue reading

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Anthony Stansfeld is Thames Valley Police & Crime Commissioner

The result of the election for the Thames Valley Police & Crime Commissioner has been declared. This police area is one of the largest in the country with 2.5 million residents covering 2,500 square miles.  It contains 18 councils (county, … Continue reading

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Police & Crime Commissioners Election Results

Election results as they come in: Summary: Conservative                                  16       Labour                       … Continue reading

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Religion and schools

We have heard recently pleas for church schools to be open to those of all or no religions and for a ban on giving preference to children from families with a religious faith.  I am not deeply religious and I … Continue reading

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The policing we vote for

With Police and Crime Commissioner elections to be held on Thursday 15 November and with cynics and detractors predicting record low turnouts, I will be voting despite some hesitation about the particular form of this innovation. For this I have … Continue reading

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It’s the economy, stupid!

I am doubtful of the wisdom of quoting Bill Clinton’s successful strap line in his 1992 campaign to unseat George Bush Snr but I have to pinch myself when I read that a Conservative-led government is introducing so-called flexible working … Continue reading

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