Category: Politics

Rags to Rags

Rags to Rags

A friend mentioned something the other day I hadn’t heard in a while – the idea of ‘Rags to Rags in Three Generations’. The story happens more often than you might think. The ‘first generation’ of a family starts with nothing, but through hard work and ingenuity builds up a business. Times are tough in […]

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No need for Labour MPs to struggle with TV interview questions about shadow cabinet appointments

No need for Labour MPs to struggle on TV with questions about shadow cabinet appointments – the answers are incredibly simple: Q. Was it right for Jeremy Corbyn to appoint xxx to the shadow cabinet? A. It’s one of Jeremy’s main jobs to appoint the shadow cabinet. If he wants xxx to do a job […]

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Star Boot Sale – Raising Money for Refugees

  I’ve helped organise an eBay auction of celebrity memorabilia and bric-a-brac. In an attempt to be funny, I’ve called it a Star Boot Sale, but don’t let that put you off… Tim Burgess, Alex Turner, Paul McCartney, David Arnold, Noel Gallagher, Marcus Mumford, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, cast members from Vikings and Games of Thrones […]

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Make sure you can vote on May 7th

It’s the most important election in decades – but are you sure you’re going to be able to take part? To be able to vote, you need to be on the Electoral Register. Are you? In the old days, one person from each household would manage the process for everyone. That has now changed, and […]

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Justice for the rich, McJustice for the poor.

This is the speech I made to the #Just4Justice Legal Aid protest on 7 March 2014. As you probably know, we’re going to be hearing a lot over the next year about the Magna Carta, because in 2015 it will be 800 years old. It’s going to be a big deal – there are going […]

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Karen Buck MP – Superhero

It is great to see that Education Secretary Michael Gove has been forced to scrap plans to create a two-tier education system, which would have split children into winners and losers at 16, and abolished lessons in the arts completely. My favourite quote came from my favourite MP, constituency superhero, Karen Buck. On Mr Gove’s […]

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Why you can never trust the Tories

Remember David Cameron’s promised “bare knuckle fight” with Gordon Brown to save Accident and Emergency departments? Of the 29  he said he’d fight a blind man to save, 12 have either been closed or downgraded. You can never trust the Tories.      

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What Everyone Should Know About George Osborne

With the Bank of England now predicting that there will be no growth at all in the UK economy this year, many people are starting to ask themselves whether George Osborne actually knows what he’s doing. So here is a short list of things everyone should know about the Chancellor of the Exchequer, arranged as […]

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Five Simple Ways to Help Get Rid of the Tories

Are you snowed under, maybe juggling work and family commitments, but convinced you have to do something to help get rid of the Tories? Don’t worry! You are not alone! Here are five simple ways that busy people can help give the Tories the boot. 1. Join the Labour Party Joining Labour has three huge […]

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Computer Crime, Good News and Bad News

By all accounts, May seems to have been a terrible month for the security of government computer systems. First the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) announced that they were taking their website offline, after an attack claimed by a hacker group. Then in an interview with the Guardian, Major General Jonathan Shaw, who has spent […]

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