Category Archives: Politics

The delightful irony of politics

Although I have forsaken any real involvement in national political life, I do enjoy the ironies that come with politics.  The best irony I have seen for years is the relative positions of the Conservative and Labour parties.  It was always … Continue reading

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Let Blair blather …

People are getting exercised about ex-PM Tony Blair calling on people to change their minds about membership of the European Union and to hold a second referendum. I am very relaxed about Mr Blair’s blather, in fact I welcome his … Continue reading

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Green Belt – friend or foe?

The Green Belt has been with us for more than 60 years.  Its evolution can be traced back to 1935 when the Greater London Regional Planning Committee proposed its establishment around London to prevent our capital simply growing outwards. The … Continue reading

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Garden towns and villages

Today’s news of the government’s plans for 3 new garden towns and 14 garden villages are an interesting addition to thoughts for the New Year!  It is beyond doubt that we need more houses in this country and that there is … Continue reading

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New Year Honours

You may judge me a sad nerd but I always download the Honours listing in the early hours and run a check to find anyone from local government and from Oxfordshire who has been listed.  I have never had a … Continue reading

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Cherwell elections – what’s the choice?

We have a by-election in Cherwell District Council, following the shock resignation of Nigel Randall who had represented Adderbury & Milton when this was a single member ward from 2012 to 2016.   I have discussed Nigel’s decision to resign the … Continue reading

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Cherwell elections – where’s the logic?

I am completely baffled to read Nigel Randall’s open letter in Adderbury Contact where he explains his reason for resigning as a District Councillor just 95 days after he was re-elected and with 1,364 days of his term still to … Continue reading

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