Monthly Archives: May 2015

The shambles that is football

I have never made any secret of my loathing for football.  I can’t bear the sound or sight of a game and I know such a statement puts me at risk of wholesale ignominy. However, I feel some justification when … Continue reading

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Gay rights and Euro rights

Two news items surprised me today. The first was to learn that the Irish, traditionally Catholic with a large “C” and conservative with a small “C”, have voted in favour of legalising marriage between people of the same sex.  I have … Continue reading

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The battle for young minds

Headlines this week speak of further legislation to reform and improve state education.  Apparently, Nicky Morgan (who replaced Michael Gove as Secretary of State for Education) is introducing laws to allow her to send in hit squads to failing schools; to … Continue reading

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English votes for English laws

Cameron has the Scottish woman making her demands already but he will have his own members demanding a bit of fair treatment for England before long. At the same time, the anti-austerity brigade have been exhibiting their yobbish behaviour outside … Continue reading

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Local election results

In Oxfordshire, results are pretty predictable. In Witney, David Cameron secured an easy victory with 35,201 votes (60%) followed by Duncan Enright (Labour) with 10,046 votes (17%).  Third place went to UKIP with 5,352 votes (9%), pushing the Liberals into … Continue reading

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Balls left with the washing up

Two Conservative women have made election history today. Andrea Jenkyns has just won the Morley & Outwood seat by defeating Ed Balls, Shadow Chancellor and close associate of Ed Miliband.  She scored 18,776 votes (39%), beating Ed Balls into second … Continue reading

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A joyful awakening

The provisional results of the general election certainly make for a joyful awakening or they would have done if I had slept last night!  They have confounded the pollsters who managed to get it consistently wrong until 2:00 am this … Continue reading

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