Monthly Archives: April 2016

Public services don’t work

I heard Nick Clegg on the Today programme recently extolling the importance of teachers in the education of children.  This is the chap who led his Liberal party to extinction and, over five years of coalition, held back the  Conservatives … Continue reading

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Eurobabble

My thanks to Peter Barwell for supplying this interesting testimony to the European Union and one simple reason why we should vote to leave it on 23 June 2016.   Pythagoras’ theorem – 24 words. Lord’s Prayer – 66 words. … Continue reading

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Local elections – polling blues or red faces?

Thursday May 5 is polling day across the country.  In Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the devolved administrations will all be up for election with their weird variations of proportional representation.  In London, Boris Johnson’s term ends and Londoners will … Continue reading

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Flying the English flag

Today is St George’s Day and I am pleased to be flying the St George’s flag at Nell Bridge House.  It is a lot easier than flying the Union flag.  There is no problem with “which way is top”.  With … Continue reading

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Obama is not America

I am a great fan of the United States of America.  It is the land of the free. The customer is still king.  It is a country where a citizen seeing an expensive car or a large house will think “I … Continue reading

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Parish pump puzzler

I rarely get excited about parish pump politics (small “p”) but I am interested to see the make-up of Adderbury’s next parish council.  I can talk about the make-up before the elections on 5 May 2016 because Adderbury Parish Council … Continue reading

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Return to sender

Cameron’s referendum leaflet rattled through my letter box on Monday.  Today, I posted it back to him, not at No 10 where some minion would no doubt bin it but to his home address in West Oxon.  I think it … Continue reading

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