Monthly Archives: September 2014

My 2014 UKIP Conference Speech as Energy Spokesman

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Enthusiastic, effervescent, exhilarating! UKIP’s 2014 Conference in Doncaster

In my political career I must have been to twenty or so political conferences, Conservative, and in recent years UKIP.  After so many, it’s easy to get a bit cynical.  But any cynicism was blown away by our 2014 Doncaster … Continue reading

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Eejits on Twitter

I never cease to be amazed by the nonsense and folly and downright vindictiveness you find on Twitter.  Mostly I don’t respond, but let me share some choice items with you. In September, like migrating birds, a new batch of … Continue reading

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You say “Populism”: I say “Democracy”

You won’t find AfD marching down here Recently we received an invitation from something calling itself “The European Liberal Forum” to a round-table sandwich lunch event to launch the Ralf Dahrendorf Roundtable Study, entitled “The Unstoppable Far Right?  Populism and … Continue reading

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Sadly, Salmond’s statesmanship is short-lived

Time for a re-think, Alex? Recently on my blog, I paid tribute to Alex Salmond’s dignified and honourable reaction to the defeat of his YES Campaign for Scottish independence.  He called for reconciliation and unity. Alas I spoke too soon.  … Continue reading

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Education: here we go again

A Dame-School The rot set in for British education in the sixties and seventies, when teachers stopped being teachers and started being “learning facilitators”.  Don’t teach the little darlings any facts or skills — just help them to work it … Continue reading

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Right choice in Scotland — but what next?

Now that the dust is settling, maybe it’s time for reflection. First of all, the choice of the Scottish people is a tribute to their sound common sense — despite the blandishments — and later the pressure and threats — … Continue reading

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