Monthly Archives: June 2009

Gordon goes to Neverland

Now that Michael Jackson has checked out of Neverland for the last and final time, it seems that Prime Minister Gordon Brown has taken up residence there.  Or maybe it’s Never-Never-land.  Facing the worst peace-time fiscal crisis this country has … Continue reading

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Government addresses the Great Carbon Myth

According to news reports, the government is planning to spend more of our money, this time to warn us of the dangers of climate change, to soften us up for the massive amounts it wants to spend to combat it, … Continue reading

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Let’s have some entitlements!

Consistent with his long-term plan of stealing the Opposition’s clothes, Gordon Brown is set to announce a new range of citizens’ “entitlements” shortly — although it seems he is thinking in terms of access guarantees to public services (which hard-pressed … Continue reading

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A trivial gesture

The government (I suppose we must still call it that) has announced plans to make available the sum of £4 million, from the funds recovered from criminals, and make it available across the country for community projects.  It is inviting … Continue reading

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“Cuts and tax rises: there’s no other way”

This was a front-page headline in this morning’s Daily Telegraph, and it appears to quote Bank of England Governor Mervyn King.   I hate to disagree with such an authority as Mervyn King, who seems exceptionally wise and well-balanced.  His … Continue reading

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Our unprecedented Prime Minister

A key objective of political leaders is to avoid being seen as a “Lame Duck”.  Once that label sticks, the expectation of mortality is established, the prophecy becomes self-fulfilling, and the only way is down.  This is a professional hazard … Continue reading

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A new force in the European parliament: Cameron delivers.

After ten years of arguing and lobbying and campaigning, and many months of “will they/won’t they” speculation, we now have the prize that I’ve worked for and hoped for for the whole of my political career.  Despite all the attempts … Continue reading

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