Monthly Archives: June 2010

Wind Farms: Invading Homes, Damaging Lives

Last Saturday, I went to see the impact of a proposed wind farm by the village of Peckleton, near Desborough, in David Tredinnick’s Bosworth Constituency.  The developers are proposing to put two 400 foot turbines a mere 550 yards from … Continue reading

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The Blaston Hounds Show, Slawston, Leics

This annual fixture, associated with the Blaston Agricultural Show, took place on Sunday, on a brilliant June day with clear blue skies and sunshine.  Indeed it was so hot that the paving in the middle of the show ring needed … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Narrowboat heritage

On Saturday June 26th, the annual Historic Narrowboat Rally took place at Braunston Marina, in the Daventry Constituency, and I was there for the occasion, as was Daventry’s new MP and my former MEP colleague Chris Heaton-Harris.  The day was … Continue reading

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The Temple of the Holy Family

I recently made a pilgrimage to Barcelona to see Gaudi’s masterwork, the Temple of the Holy Family, or the Eglisa de la Sagrada Familia, a building which has fascinated me for decades. I first saw the Church back in 1975.  … Continue reading

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Grenadier Guards

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European Obesity Day? Nul points!

I mentioned in a recent blog post that I am generally reluctant to sign Written Declarations in the parliament.  They usually call for new action “at the European level”; they raise unrealistic expectations, and they mostly achieve very little.  So … Continue reading

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BP: What should Tony Hayward have said?

I’ve always believed that the first rule of politics is: if you don’t know the answer, say so. Much better to say, “I’m not fully briefed on that, but if you want I can get back to you on it … Continue reading

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