Monthly Archives: April 2010

A BBC Debate

On Monday, I participated in a debate at BBC Radio Northampton.  Designed to focus on the Corby Constituency, it featured the incumbent MP and Minister Phil Hope, a nameless Lib-Dem, and myself.  I was standing in for our candidate Louise … Continue reading

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“What matters is what works”

I think that was Tony Blair’s line.  But even he could be right occasionally – especially when he was stating the bloomin’ obvious! As flights were cancelled to Straz this last week (they’re now saying that atmospheric concentrations of volcanic … Continue reading

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Nick Clegg on the EU: Wrong, and arguably dishonest

As Nick Clegg’s star appears to rise, it is entirely right that other parties should draw attention to the damaging nature of Lib-Dem policies.  We in the Conservative Party have pointed out that the Lib-Dems supported the defunct EU Constitution; … Continue reading

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Lessons from the doorstep: How to win the Election and beat the Lib-Dems

Little did I think that the sight of con trails in a clear sky would lift the spirits, but lo and behold they did, on this first morning since the lifting of the volcanic ash flight ban.  Two trails, pale … Continue reading

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Don’t trust those computer models!

Consider the following quote, from no less a personage than the European Commission’s Director-General of Transport, Matthias Ruete. “(We) should not rely on a single source of evidence ….. The science behind the model we are running at the moment … Continue reading

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Looking at Lib Dem policies

It may be, of course, that this will be an X-Factor election, and voters will go for Nick Clegg because of his fresh face and his nice smile.  But on the basis that there may be a few punters out … Continue reading

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No, Gordon, No!

Funny, isn’t it, that you always think of the best rebuttals the day after? During that TV debate, Gordon Brown’s most telling (and repeated) points were the £6 billion which he said the Tories were “taking out of the economy”; … Continue reading

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