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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A loud bang, and our carriage filled with smoke…

Taking the tube into the West End this evening, as the train pulled in to St Paul’s, there was a loud bang, and our carriage filled with smoke. We all piled off sharply, as you can imagine, but looking around, there didn’t seem to be a bomb or a fire. The smoke cleared, and the staff […]

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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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Out with the old laws, in with a thousand new ones

Last week the Law Commission published new proposals for the repeal of a few hundred old laws, leading to a few hundred newspaper articles poking gentle fun at ancient road tolls and bizarre gemstone lotteries. Some writers complained about the cull, arguing that to get rid of this legal archaeology makes life bland. Quirky old […]

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Help End Homelessness

I know first-hand how hard it is for single homeless people, especially single men, to get help. I was homeless for a spell when younger, not living on the streets, but one of the countless ‘hidden homeless’ living in squats, derelict houses, and sofa-hopping, slowly exhausting the goodwill of my long-suffering friends. That’s why I […]

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The Law is the Law

“The Law’s the Law”, was the title of an article I remember reading when I was young. It was a ‘top 10’ list of weird old laws, their reasons for existing long since passed, but never repealed so theoretically still in force. I have no idea why this article stuck in my mind for 30 […]

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The Spaghetti Junction

Following the blizzard of publicity last September for the Tories plan to increase the national speed limit to 80mph, their second flagship piece of road traffic legislation was announced the following month, albeit to rather less of a fanfare. The plan is to create a new offence of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, and […]

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An Osborne-Shaped Hole

It may seem like another age now, but it was only a year ago that you couldn’t read a newspaper, or watch a news programme, without seeing George Osborne’s sallow face peering back at you. It was as if he was the poster-boy, not just for Cameron’s ‘brave’ new experiment, but maybe even for the […]

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