‘The Party Line’

By Tuesday, September 30, 2014 0 Permalink

Around this time several years ago the boyfriend said quite out the blue, that I should return to my first love. I snapped out my trance like state staring at the party conference on tv and looked at him in confusion. "What"? He pointed to the screen."Why pretend? Politics is your one enduring love, you fight it and stayed away but maybe it's time to admit you hate it so much because you love it, and go back to it all". He was right of course, he knew me, and loved ones are annoying like that! Naturally, I ignored him and cut my nose off to spite my face! Until recently. On the eve of October, the cusp of Autumn, it seemed apt to catch up and blog about the current state of play on the political scene after the Scottish referendum and in light of the political events over the last few months. It ...

‘Let The Battle Commence’

By Wednesday, July 17, 2013 0 Permalink

On Monday evening I was lucky enough to be at the launch of an interesting new manifesto for the EU. Better off in a Better Europe. Not only are they advocating Britain stays in the EU, but also that Britain should be leading Europe. Strong words indeed! The event was attended by a diverse selection of Pro Europeans from Green, Labour, Tory and Lib Dem persuasion. Political hacks, business leaders, a few mere mortals like me, some French, some Greek, some Russian  - a fairly broad spectrum. And even some of my own personal heroes. Kenneth Clarke, and Lord Mandelson gave rousing impromptu speeches declaring the need for Britain to take control and influence the EU. Bizarrely, but also I think quite reasonably, there were a few recognisable sceptics in the form of UKIP members and Conservative Sceptic MEPs. I had some lively debate with them over the relative merits of Europe and they seemed shocked ...

‘People in glass houses….’

By Tuesday, August 9, 2011 0 Permalink

Well, nothing quite like a spot of apocalyptic mayhem to put one's own problems into perspective. Economic downturn, stock market gloom, rioting in the streets and London on fire..... I do believe things are so awful at present even Nigel Farage was nearly speechless when dragged in to pontificate on the radio this morning. Shocking! Certainly no fan of his, I did however admire his comment that there is seemingly no one in charge. Reassuring thought.... Everyone is saying that the PM should have returned from holiday sooner rather than waiting to see what would happen. I personally would quite like to see Cameron stay in exile while the UK could arrange a little coup d'etat, peaceful of course, and actually put a statesman with some gravitas, common sense and vision in his place. What is it all about the media cry? They think it is because some unfortunate young man got shot by the ...