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Entries Tagged as 'Politics'

My favourite Robin Williams line

August 12th, 2014 · No Comments · Life, Politics

One reason why I like comedy is the way that a comedian can often manage to sum up a whole social issue in a one-liner that makes its point better than a politician could in an entire speech, and still make you laugh  When politicians try humour it is cringeworthy at best, but when comedians […]

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Will the last minister to leave the Foreign Office please turn out the lights

August 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Politics

I have never really taken to Baroness Warsi, but at least she resigned on a matter of principle, unlike Mark Simmonds. I don’t think that being unable to scrape by on many times the average wage really counts as a principle. When I see him complaining that MPs’ expenses can’t pay for him to rent […]

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Laffer spotting

August 4th, 2014 · No Comments · Politics

I had a real surprise the other day. I was watching Sky News and they had an interview with Arthur Laffer, the bloke who has that curve named after him. For some reason I had always just assumed that the Laffer curve, and by implication Laffer himsef, were a lot less recent than that. I […]

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Health & Safety Gone Mad

June 24th, 2014 · No Comments · Politics

Here is an idea. I would like to propose a change to H&S regulations to the effect that any politician who complains about health & safety regulations in the workplace is not only exempt from all such regulations themselves, but if they ever go on a photo opportunity visit to a construction site, factory, warehouse, […]

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The Boys Are Back In Town

June 18th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Politics

Guess who just got back today? Them wild eyed boys that had been away Haven’t changed, haven’t much to say But man, I still think them cats are crazy So, I went to the town hall on Friday for the annual council meeting, to see my Labour colleagues take their places back in charge and […]

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On pets, vets and the NHS

June 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Politics

We have been at the vets quite a bit over the last week. One of our cats was not very well, in fact was very close to being dead. The vets got to the bottom of it, discovering a kidney problem, and more or less fixing her. Each time I went there I had the […]

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Meet the new boss…

June 7th, 2014 · Comments Off · Politics

…hopefully very different to the old boss! Now that control of Crawley council has changed hands it will be interesting to see what happens. The Crawley News jumped in quick with their suggestion of what Labour’s top ten priorities should be. It is a strange list. For a start, it includes three things that the […]

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A strange new feeling

June 5th, 2014 · Comments Off · Politics

This is unusual. It is our constituency meeting tomorrow and I am actually looking forward to it, even though it is an AGM. Even more remarkable, this is not just because it is our first meeting since the local election victories, but because there is a proposal to change the structure of the party and […]

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Voting selfies

June 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off · Politics

This is where I eat my own words a little bit, even though I didn’t actually say them aloud at the time. Just before the elections there was an article on the BBC website about voters being told not to take selfies while voting. At the time I thought this was all a bit officious. […]

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Caption competition

May 25th, 2014 · Comments Off · Politics

Not sure exactly why the Crawley News chose to illustrate a story about a Tory councillor sending a tweet with a picture of him being meerkatted, but surely it is crying out for a better caption than “CONCEDING DEFEAT: Duncan Crow” Any suggestions?

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