Monthly Archives: October 2009

I hate to say it, but I told you so ….!

Regular readers of this column are familiar — perhaps sick and tired — of hearing me go on, Cassandra-like, about the energy crisis we’re facing.  We’re already paying over the odds for domestic and commercial electricity, as we fund the … Continue reading

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200th anniversary of the Harborough Canal

In October 1809, after Trafalgar but before Waterloo, a group of private investors completed the Market Harborough Canal, linking the town to what is now the Grand Union Canal, at Foxton Locks.  At last coal could be brought from the … Continue reading

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A Straight Answer

Gordon Brown has posed a question: “Do people want a Party that tells you in advance they’re giving you an age of austerity?”.   Leave aside for a moment the glaring misrepresentation in the question.  It’s not the Conservative Party, … Continue reading

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The Freedom Zone

Oct 5th/6th: At The Freedom Zone at Party Conference in Manchester; Press Officer Rachel Watts; Emma McClarkin MEP; RFH; Diary Secretary Ella Davies The Freedom Zone at Party Conference, organised by The Freedom Association, was a huge success.  Located in … Continue reading

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My stand in the Freedom Zone

My stand in The Freedom Zone at Party Conference, Oct 5/6th.  With Press Officer Rachel Watts and Diary Secretary Ella Davies

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Climate Change: Making the case. winning the argument

I was recently asked to provide some guidance notes for a member of the public invited onto the BBC to debate Climate Change.  This is a difficult challenge.  These are complex arguments that are not easy to reduce to sound-bites, … Continue reading

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Reflections on party conference

With Rupert Matthews in The Freedom Zone at Party Conference, with Sir Winston Churchill (with Tommy Gun).

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So why start the row, Ken?

Ken Clarke appears on the front page of Saturday’s Daily Telegraph, pointing out what a huge disaster it would be if next week’s Party Conference were to be over-shadowed by a row about Europe.  Of course he’s right.  I think … Continue reading

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Next week’s news

Well actually, next December’s news.  Last night I was on a panel at Leicester Cathedral, chaired by Bishop Tom, responding to questions from some very worthy and concerned citizens on the subject of Climate Change.  One of the questions was, … Continue reading

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