Category Archives: Politics

Time for a confession …..

I think it is time for a confession.  I did not vote on Thursday and I ought to explain why.  I moved to Nell Bridge House in Adderbury in February 1984 and got involved in Conservative Party activities almost immediately.  … Continue reading

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Oxfordshire bucking the trend

Following the news immediately after the local council elections was interesting, in part, to observe the lack of any reference to Oxfordshire.  The headlines were full of “Conservative victory”, “Labour disaster”, “UKIP wipe-out” and “Liberal failure” not to forget Lady … Continue reading

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Oxfordshire County Council bucked the trend – the wrong way

I have to confess to considerable disappointment that Oxfordshire Conservatives were unable to emulate the Party’s performance elsewhere and failed to gain control of the county council. It remains precisely as hung as it has been for the last four … Continue reading

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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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