Monthly Archives: December 2007

Some of the things I’ve been doing in the last few weeks

Nov 20th: Selsdon Group Dinner, London Nov 23rd: Northampton South Annual Dinner with Alan Duncan Nov 24th: Countryside Alliance fund-raiser in Leicestershire Nov 30th: Sherwood Patrons’ Club Dec 1st: Campaigning with Andrea Leadsom (South Northants) Dec 3rd: Lincoln Ladies’ Lunch, … Continue reading

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The DVD: Putting Britain First

It’s about a year since I launched my DVD on my work in the parliament and the region, and sent a stack of copies to every East Midlands constituency, yet I am still finding Conservatives who know nothing about it.  … Continue reading

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A planet that really is undergoing climate change

For a striking image of the effects of climate change, click here.

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The Boxing Day meet

There could be no finer way to blow away the cobwebs left by Christmas indulgence, than to get out of doors and along to the Boxing Day meet.  So Wednesday Dec 26th saw the Helmer tribe (including grandsons George, 4, … Continue reading

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EU Threat to Traditional Rural Cider

There is an EU review in process which threatens the continuance of a tax exemption for cider-makers producing less than 70 hectolitres a year.  If the exemption is removed it is likely that many small, rural cider makers who make … Continue reading

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Non-British Citizens to Vote in British elections?

I would like to thank Roy Hewson for bringing an alarming new blog to my attention.  It seems that increasing numbers of foreigners are entitled to vote in British elections, and are being encouraged to do so.  See the blog … Continue reading

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Well done Collingtree; well done Rod Sellers

On 15th November, a poll of electors in the little Northamptonshire Village of Collingtree, voted by a majority of 97% (152 – 5) for a National Refer­endum on the EU Constitutional Treaty before it is ratified by Parliament.  Despite a … Continue reading

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