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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Global Cooling: The Next Great Threat?

We’ve now seen the second report on the CRU leaked e-mails scandal, and guess what – it says much the same as the first one, and exactly what we’d predicted.  Lord Oxburgh and his committee found that Phil Jones and … Continue reading

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Education may be the jewel in the crown

The Conservative Manifesto contains a bundle of great policies, but for my money, the best of the bunch (apart from our commitments on the EU) is Michael Gove’s education policy.   The first step in solving a problem is to … Continue reading

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How far should business influence policy?

The big news of the first week of the Campaign was the National Insurance issue, and the endorsement by 100+ businessmen of the Conservative plan partly to abandon Labour’s proposed NI hike.  Soon afterwards, if less prominently, a London business … Continue reading

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Exchange of Views on Human Rights in North Korea

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North Korea: Kafka’s Nightmare Lives On

There are an estimated two hundred thousand people held in appalling and brutal conditions in the North Korean Gulags — that’s around 1% of the population.  Inmates are worked until they die, and life expectancy is short.  All those terrible … Continue reading

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Institutional Paedophilia

I have tried – I really have tried, believe me – to avoid commenting on the scandal in the Roman Catholic Church.  But my sense of moral indignation has finally got the better of me. What tipped me over the … Continue reading

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LET’S SUPPORT THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION!

I hate to admit it, but more and more frequently I’m finding myself supporting the European Commission.  This is generally because the parliament, driven by a toxic mix of left-wing ideology and obsessive euro-integrationism, tries to take Commission proposals and … Continue reading

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Obama strikes oil on the Road to Damascus!

Nearly two thousand years ago, Saint Paul was travelling along the Road to Damascus to persecute the Christians there, when he was struck blind (temporarily) by a bright light from the sky.  He became convinced of the error of his … Continue reading

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