Politics

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As with any situation involving the unions, it’s always difficult to know who is telling the truth when there are two contradictory stories being told. Regarding the public sector pension scheme, which the government has made a number of changes to, we are told by the unions that the government haven’t been negotiating properly while… Continue reading >

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The government’s ‘estimate’ that tomorrow’s strikes would cost Britain up to £500million was widely criticised by Union representatives. Danny Alexander came up with the amount, saying: “£500 million is a realistic worst-case estimate of the impact of this day of strike action on the economy, assuming that everyone the unions balloted goes on strike. That’s… Continue reading >

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As headlines again focus on the Government’s proposals for high-speed rail link connecting London with major cities across England, and the push towards a greater use of public transport continues, I have experienced a weekend of rail disruption which illustrates exactly why many people simply don’t have enough confidence in trains to get them to… Continue reading >

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Britain’s safety is to be commended. The Health & Safety legislation which has been in place in the UK for almost four decades has contributed to this nation having the second lowest rate of workplace fatalities in Europe. And away from the office, it has helped save lives with safer Christmas trees, and has been… Continue reading >

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I read with interest the story of Jamie Murray this week, the owner of a Christian coffee shop in Blackpool, who was threatened with arrest for displaying bible scriptures in his cafe. The incident occurred after a complaint had been made by someone who had been offended by what they had read, and Lancashire Police… Continue reading >

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The Labour Party are in Liverpool for their annual conference, and are already making headlines. But is the announcement of their policy on student fees one of the most pointless headlines they could have generated? Ed Miliband’s party would apparently limit student fees to £6,000-a-year. But only if they were in power and made the… Continue reading >

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The recent news that the government has scrapped a news NHS IT system has unsurprisingly caused a lot of anger. Not anger caused as a result of abandoning a project which has been doomed to fail for some time, but anger at the amount of money thrown away on the scheme already. Of the £12bn… Continue reading >

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The events of the last week have led to police forces all over the country being stretched to their limit. And despite some of the criticism received, it has to be said that they’ve done an excellent job under the circumstances. Few would have predicted the scale of the rioting and violence witnessed on the… Continue reading >