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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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Paying for politics

I would not normally consider starting a debate on this issue but Eric Pickles has recently announced an intention to abolish the right of councillors to join their council’s pension scheme. He justified this in the following words:  “We have … Continue reading

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Slaying some dragons

There is a great piece in today’s Daily Telegraph by Francis Maude MP who is Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General about his radical programme to secure value for money after 13 years of Labour profligacy.  It is … Continue reading

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