Monthly Archives: June 2013

The rose – beautiful or barbed?

A Labour activist in North Oxfordshire and rejoicing in the Tweet name of @RedRose97 has accused me of racism, sexism and homophobia.  I would normally ignore the left-wing rants of the Banbury Labour Party but I think this leftie is … Continue reading

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Gay Pride Marching

No, I will not be taking part in any Gay Pride March tomorrow despite it seeming to become a necessary fashion accessory for an increasing number of politicians. It is very definitely not my scene and people who know me … Continue reading

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Coffee on the move

When I was Leader of Oxfordshire County Council I sought to challenge some of the orthodoxies and received wisdon that could take hold in local government as in most large organisations. One of them was that highway engineers and planners … Continue reading

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Comics without humour

There seems to be an interesting trend in the BBC’s programming of Question Time.  In addition to the carefully balanced selection of national politicians plus a political journalist, we have been treated to what is described as a “comedian”.  Last … Continue reading

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‘Elf & safety nonsense

I took the dog for a walk in Adderbury on Friday last and observed children from the primary school walking in long lines to the parish church. There were two separate groups of quite young children, walking in what I … Continue reading

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Girl guides forsake God and country

UK girl guides have apparently abandoned their commitment to God and to country in their declaration of allegiance on joining.  I loathe political correctness of this kind and I hope droves of like-minded young people share my loathing and leave … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Boris!

There are not many people where a birthday greeting with just a Christian name would ensure the vast majority worldwide knew precisely who was celebrating his birthday but, when the greeting is “Happy birthday, Boris” there can be few who … Continue reading

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May makes the headlines in June

Three pieces in the Daily Telegraph recently have caught my attention and, collectively put a challenge to our ambitious Home Secretary, Theresa May.  Despite her best efforts, Abu Qatada remains in this country, thanks to the European Court of Human … Continue reading

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The G8 protesters – who funds them?

TV news is gripping today with anarchists and anti-capitalists running around London’s streets and illegally occupying buildings. We will long remember police officers risking their own lives to prevent a young anarchist from throwing himself off the roof of a … Continue reading

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Daylight robbery in Adderbury

Thames Valley Police speed cops have been targeting Adderbury for some time now.  Sadly, they have discovered an easy target, provided by the Couny Council highways team who have designated Aynho Road and Banbury Road as 30 mph limits when … Continue reading

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