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Politics: The Battle for Britain

by Iain Donaldson on 19 April, 2017

The United Kingdom stands today at a crossroads, and it for the people to decide which path we tread. One path leads us to international isolation and the destruction of the values we have built over two centuries, the other leads us to the open, tolerant and united Britain that so many of us have […]

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Politics: That was the year that was

by Iain Donaldson on 6 October, 2016

With the Party Conference season now over and our Westminster MP’s due to retake their seats in the mother of all parliaments I thought I might indulge myself with a little summary of where the parties active in my part of the world are up to. Labour With more security inside the hall than outside […]

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Politics: End the obfuscation on Trident

by Iain Donaldson on 19 July, 2016

I have often described the current Lib Dem policy on Trident as confused.  The Party effectively supports “a part time submarine on a zero-hours contract” and I have said that this is to all intents and purposes an abolition policy on Trident.  In last night’s debate on the UK’s Nuclear Deterrent my argument was vindicated. […]

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Political Perspective – The Battle for Britain

by Iain Donaldson on 13 July, 2016

On 23rd June 2016 the British People voted against the advice of: Every Living Prime Minister Almost every economic expert Almost every scientific expert Almost every historian Almost every industrialist Almost every financier Almost every trades union And almost every foreign leader who isn’t seeking the demise of the UK and Western society The response […]

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Politics – There may just be a plan!

by Iain Donaldson on 4 July, 2016

“What has Europe ever done for us?” was the cry that sounded across a disgruntled and largely ignored working class Britain as it pressed the red button that had clear instructions written across it is big yellow letters “do not press under any circumstances”. The problem is that if you offer people no hope, no […]

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Politics – After the EU Referendum

by Iain Donaldson on 29 June, 2016

The oldest parliamentary democracy in the world is facing constitutional crisis and political meltdown following the EU Referendum vote, and the only solution is an immediate general election, as most MP’s have no mandate to vote in favour of Brexit and most probably don’t even want to. Most Tory candidates who became MP’s had made […]

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Household food bills could be about to rise by a staggering 14% as a direct result of Britain’s decision to exit the European Union due to the predicted fall in the Pound against both the Euro and the Dollar. Britain produces around 54% of the food we consume, with a further 27% coming from the […]

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Political Perspective – Creating a balanced team

by Iain Donaldson on 7 February, 2016

There are those who wrongly argue that the Two Ronnies never did political satyre or new wave comedy, but the reality is that they were the masters of the art as was demonstrated in the series of sketches ‘The Worm that Turned”.  Broadcast in 1980, just after Margaret Thatcher became Britain’s first woman Prime Minister. […]

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Liberal Democrats are calling for an Oyster style card to be introduced across Greater Manchester by Christmas. Cllr Iain Roberts leads the Lib Dem Group on Transport for Greater Manchester. Cllr Roberts said “Almost every bus and tram stop in Greater Manchester already has the equipment needed.” Labour hired ATOS to manage the scheme, but […]

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Political Perspective – the right to protest!

by Iain Donaldson on 23 October, 2014

I have today posted my colour to the mast by calling on Nick Clegg to explain again why he has supported and pushed through parliament illiberal legislation restricting the right to protest and introducing secret courts for civil action. Those of you who know me know that this is not the first time I have […]

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