Sunday

All democracies are not equally good

All across Europe, from riots in Greece to those protest votes for Marine Le Pen and George Galloway, we see signs of how alienated people now feel from the “political class” which rules over our lives, out of touch with … Continue reading

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Thursday

Interview in Sweden

      Here is an interview I did earlier this year in Sweden. http://www.axess.se/tv/program.aspx?id=2666

Posted by James Bartholomew Indexed in Education, European Union, General, Healthcare and the NHS, Parenting, Pensions, Politics, Unemployment, Welfare benefits
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Wednesday

Hilarious video clip (depending on your politics)

I know nothing about the political party which created this advert and so obviously I am not suggesting it is good. But the advert is funny (depending on your point of view). I would be grateful if anyone can supply … Continue reading

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Friday

Oliver Letwin in bad form

Oliver Letwin was on the Today programme this morning and it was pretty depressing. Leaving aside his manner, which I am afraid is getting notaby self-satisfied and pompous, he was talking of the necessity of not scrapping the Common Agricultural … Continue reading

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Tuesday

The Thatcher years by Norman Tebbitt and others

I went to an event at the Institute of Economic Affairs last night at which several of the authors of a new book, Margaret Thatcher’s Revolution, including Norman Tebbitt, spoke. Here are some of their remarks: Dennis O’Keeffe: “much ‘special … Continue reading

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Tuesday

European Union obstructs efforts to save people from MRSA

In MRSA, as in so much else, government is not the answer. It is the problem or, to be more precise in this case, the obstacle getting in the way of solving the problem. This article from the Guardian tells … Continue reading

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Saturday

Wouldn’t that be good?

Admirable ideas from John Redwood: The Conservatives have also thrown their weight behind a campaign to maintain the availability of hundreds of vitamins and food supplements that are threatened by an EU directive. A Conservative government would opt out of … Continue reading

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