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Peter Wrigley
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Jeremy Corbyn just doesn't get it.
In his reponse to the government's dramatic defeat in the comons last night Jeremy corbyn caimed that the most serious crisis facing the country was that we are led by an incompetent government.  Therefore he was movng a motion of no confidence in it. he wa...
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Brexit crunch day.
Today, 15th January 2019. the UK parliament finally gets its chance to have its "meaningful vote" on Brexit.  Voting starts at 7pm tonight though I doubt we hall be much wiser than than we are now. The print media and airwaves have been full of opinions fro...
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Lib-Lab "co-operation"
Each year I have a pre-Christian lunch with three fiends; one a fellow Liberal Democrat, the other two keen Labour party supporters, one whom campaigns actively in a Labour/Tory marginal.  He asked me how I would vote in such a marginal , and without much t...
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The drones (?) of Gatwick
Gatwick Airport was put out of action for, I think, 36 hours over three days during the pre-Christmas rush  by alleged sightings of drones flying dangerously over the air corridors.  I have no informed comment to make over the obvious questions: Why is not ...
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Education doublethink.
When I trained as a teacher in the later 1950s it was implied that we should  be proud that each individual school decided on its own curriculum  and taught whatever the professional teachers, in discussion with the school governors,  representing  the comm...
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Education doublethink.
When I trained as a teacher in the late 1950s it was implied that we should  be proud that each individual school decided on its own curriculum  and taught whatever the professional teachers, in consultation  with the school governors  representing  the com...
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The Bastards thwarted
 (The impolite word in the title is not mine, but is borrowed from John Major) So, Mrs May has survived a vote of no confidence among Troy MPs by 200 votes to 117.  Last night I caught leading Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg on television explaining that in his v...
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Not so subtle racism
I'm not particularly y interested in sport so usually regard the sorts pages of the newspaper to be disposable tissue.  Hover, an incident involving a Raheem Sterling hit the main news pages yesterday.  Sterling is a footballer of Jamaican origin who plays ...
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Taking back control
That the government has been defeated in the C ommons,  not once but thee times, on its Brexit plans, is good news.  The votes, to  force the government to publish the formal advice it has received on the legal consequences of B rexit, to turn down a govern...
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EU, UK and the Republic of Ireland
As detailed in many previous posts, I believe  that no deal which could be contrived between the EU and the UK outside the EU could be anywhere near as good as we already have if the UK remains inside the EU, so  I  haven't bothered my head with all the min...
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