Tag Archives: David Cameron

Motherhood and apple pie

The row that broke out over Andrea Leadsom and motherhood reminds me that many successful journalists have an interesting approach to developing a story. From my own experience as Leader of Oxfordshire County Council, particularly with the Oxford Mail, many journalists … 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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Unitary havoc

I understand the five little district councils in Oxfordshire are plotting with some neighbouring districts to have Oxfordshire County Council scrapped with some responsibilities transferred to the NHS and others to the districts which propose to form four unitary district … Continue reading

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Boris shows his mettle

Well done, Boris!  I am sure this was not an easy decision either in terms of your personal relationship with DC or your ambitions in politics but I am so glad you are voting Leave.  I am quite sure you … Continue reading

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Don’t be vague, William Haigh!

It seems to be an open secret that David Cameron wants to keep us in the European Union and grandees like Michael Heseltine are firmly in the YES camp. John Major has spoken strongly in favour of remaining in and … 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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Is the armed forces covenant under stress?

The Prime Minister On 10 July 2012, I sat opposite David Cameron in the Cabinet Room in Number Ten.  We were both there to talk about the Armed Forces Covenant.  The meeting was chaired by Oliver Letwin and attended by … Continue reading

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