Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Brexit: 16-17 year olds have been denied having a say on their future

Along with the majority of the youthful population, I was a strong remain campaigner and this was likely best highlighted by the transformation of...

The people must unite, all must vote, the cancerous Tories must be rejected

After months of denying she would call a snap general election, Theresa May has proved just how reliable her word is and has done...

Psychoactive Substances Act 2016

On 25 May 2016, the Psychoactive Substances Act (see here for the full content) came into force.  Its purpose is a blanket ban on the so-called “legal highs”...

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour: what must happen now

The "unelectable" Mr Corbyn has just been elected again - to a chorus of sighs from the right of the Labour Party. As in...

Tony Blair has no right to lecture about ‘imperfect knowledge’

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has launched a campaign to try to persuade the British people to change their minds about leaving the European...

The Conservatives: The Party of Joy

So far, the Conservative Party Conference has been a wonderful time for joy-seekers – a nonchalant, soothing, friendly amble through the world of politics....

NHS weekend working: the inside story

Let me give you a bit of personal history.  Apart from writing, I have been a freelance management consultant these past 23 years, the...

No Smoke. No Fire. Still burnt.

Most people in the UK have a general belief that we live in a society that is protected by a robust legal system there...

Investigatory Powers Bill: What is Big Brother up to?

Let's talk about surveillance: in particular the new Investigatory Powers Bill promoted by the Home Secretary, and which seems destined to become law in due course.  Time...

Jo Cox: The murder of an MP

The death of MP at the hands of a man alleged to have been shouting "Britain First" while going about her Leeds constituency business has...