politics

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If one thing is clear from the results of last night’s general election, it’s that politicians still haven’t realised that they cannot use their positions of power to do whatever they like, and that they are ultimately held to account by the electorate. The Liberal Democrats learnt the hard way in 2015 when, following their… Continue reading >

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The government’s current system of e-petitions has been the subject of a number of high profile campaigns since its introduction in 2010. For anyone unfamiliar with the concept, it is quite straightforward. A member of the public can create a topic on which they wish to petition the government. It can relate to almost any… Continue reading >

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On the subject of the National Health Service, which is attracting greater media coverage as the government’s reforms near their most crucial stage, I read last night of a senior health professional who is facing disciplinary action for publicly adding his voice to the wave of criticism over the bill. Presumably the concerns of the… Continue reading >

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As David Cameron holds a special summit at Downing Street today, there are fewer signs than ever that this is a government prepared to listen. Following initial criticism of the plans for widespread NHS reform, a high profile “listening exercise” was conducted between April and July of last year in order to address some of… Continue reading >

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A number of articles have appeared in the media recently which have reported on instances where people voicing religious views have found themselves the subject of attention from various authorities. You don’t have to look far in order to find opinions expressed by Christians that have resulted in complaints being made. Though in many cases,… Continue reading >

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At the end of a couple of weeks when there has been pressure on the Government to intervene in the row surrounding bonuses owed to senior figures at Royal Bank of Scotland, and also seen former chief executive Fred Goodwin stripped of his knighthood, bankers’ bonuses is once again dominating headlines. Goodwin was honoured for… Continue reading >

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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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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 >