Monthly Archives: March 2016

George – you have lost it

I have had considerable regrets to find myself opposing DC over the Europe issue but I have no regrets in opposing almost everything George Osborne proposes and I really wonder about his credentials as a Conservative. His budget speech today confirms … Continue reading

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In whose name, Oxon District Leaders?

I see the Oxfordshire District Councils are bidding for the creation of four unitary districts and the abolition of Oxfordshire County Council.  I am very curious to know how much the district leaders took their members into their confidence before … Continue reading

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In whose name, Hudspeth?

I see the present Leader of Oxfordshire County Council, Ian Hudspeth, has put his name to a letter in The Daily Telegraph with some other council leaders, supporting Cameron and the Remain position. I am curious to know quite who … Continue reading

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Rural pub dilemma

I hear our politicians are considering reducing the drink-drive limit. The limit in England is 80 milligrammes per 100 millilitres of blood.  I have to syay that metric measures mean nothing to me so I have little concept of what … Continue reading

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Retailers are not alone

Retailers have prophesied drastic reductions in the numbers of shop workers as a result of the minimum wage increases. They are not alone in this. I am chairman of a local arts centre operating out of an old mill building … Continue reading

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Cameron’s conspiracy

There is speculation that Cameron is planning to restructure the Conservative Party by abolishing the Constituency associations and replacing them with groupings of constituencies run by Party professionals. The Party has always described itself as  having three parts: MPs & … Continue reading

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Fascinating connections

Unexpected connections are always fascinating. For weeks, if not months, I have accepted that Hilary Clinton’s nearest Democratic opponent was a leftie named Sanders, in fact, Bernie Sanders. I was regularly surprised that Americans were even being given the choice … Continue reading

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