Monthly Archives: March 2012

What does George Galloway’s Victory Tell Us?

So, Respect’s George Galloway has crushed all before him in the Bradford By-election, trouncing Labour who had held the seat since 1974. Overturning Labour’s majority of 5,763 to win by 10,100 votes, the result also saw big dents put in … Continue reading

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Fools Fuel Fuel Crisis

So the tanker drivers have voted to strike. Not particularly helpful at a time when the economy is spluttering along with the OECD forecating that the UK economy will officially be in recession when the next GDP figures emerge. However, … Continue reading

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Hands Off Our Land: Cashing in on Coleridge’s glorious Quantock hills: The Daily Telegraph

By Victoria Lambert, The Daily Telegraph When I was a child, our annual August pilgrimages to pick bilberries on the Quantock Hills in Somerset were a highlight of the summer holidays. My father would take the Crowcombe road, and park … Continue reading

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‘A Budget All Liberal Democrats Can Be Proud Of’. Really?

This was the proud boast of Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg yesterday. If cutting tax allowances for pensioners to fund a tax cut for those earning over £150,000 a year is something that makes Liberal Democrats proud, then that’s all … Continue reading

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UK Nuclear Plans ‘Put Energy in French Hands’

By Richard Black Environment correspondent, BBC News The UK’s emphasis on nuclear could threaten the electricity supply Government plans for nuclear power risk handing control of the UK’s climate and energy policies to France, according to four senior environmentalists. Energy … Continue reading

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