Category Archives: News and politics

First election debate

Well I thought Nick Clegg did very well in the election debate tonight, in fact I think he did much better than Cameron and Brown, but unfortunately I still won’t be voting LibDem. They want to abolish higher-rate tax relief … Continue reading

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1997 and the Tories were spot on, weren’t they?

Remember this Tory poster from the 1997 election campaign? When you look at the state of the country now after 13 years of labour, you can’t help feeling that they were right!

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Working from home today

No gritters round here. Now how long can we make this 1/2 pint of milk and packet of crisps last before we run out of food!

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A day to remember

Todays marks the end of an era. The first armistice day parade took place today without any UK WWI veterans present. The last 3 veterens died earlier this year and WWI is now passing into distant memory. When I think … Continue reading

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Nick Griffin on Question Time

I missed Question Time last night so watched it on iPlayer this afternoon. I don’t normally watch it but Nick Griffin is the leader of the BNP so I thought it would be interesting to watch. I must admit I … Continue reading

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Lockerbie bomber set free

From news.bbc.co.uk: “Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, who was serving life in prison for murdering 270 people when Pan Am flight 103 exploded in 1988, was freed by Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill because he has terminal prostate cancer.” This has stirred … Continue reading

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MP’s expenses scandal and Esther Rantzen

This MP’s expenses scandal just seems to be dragging on and on and on. I think it’s pretty obvious that the general public are appalled at some of the things that are coming to light, and all the main political … Continue reading

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Not just us!

Here’s comfort in numbers, it’s not just the UK that is taking on more and more national debt, the US and major Eurozone countries are too. There’s a nice graphic on the BBC web site that amply demonstrates this:

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£1 trillion debt here we come!

I popped down to the newsagent to grab a sandwich today and all the newspaper headlines were pretty much saying the same thing – Labour is getting us into such serious debt that future tax rises are inevitable. Several papers … Continue reading

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The Brown Legacy – Britain in 2010

Back in June, I predicted major economic problems in 2010 when the Tories win the next general election. There was an interesting article in today’s Daily Mail that predicted the same thing, but quoted some interesting statistics. If the Tories win … Continue reading

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