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Politics Part 3: Labour and Energy

Magically fixing train fares and energy costs seem to me to be populist electioneering policies. There are bigger things we need to fix. Who’s going to tackle those for us?!

Politics Part 2: The Lords

Thoughts on how the unelected and undemocratic House of Lords are bring some sensibility to the political table of late.

Politics Part 1: Foodbanks

Some thoughts on Iain Duncan Smith, Foodbanks, and the Trussell Trust

Get Britain Cycling

Hello blog. It’s been a while…again. This is really an extended Tweet which makes idea blog post material. I’ve not been cycling much lately. A combination of working from home and not really having any spare time due to running… Continue Reading →

Prevent Accidental Shootings

There has been a lot of discussion of America’s gun laws and culture recently after the school shooting in Conneticut. The danger of gun prevalence in the USA really hit home, though, as I was reading a book over Christmas…. Continue Reading →

Local politics isn’t massively exciting, but it is important. Get involved if you can!

Well there you go then Mr Phillips – you’re transport secretary and you won’t cycle because it’s too dangerous. I think you have identified one of the key problems that you need to sort out.

Hey, there’s a great tax break…let’s get married!

So who’s going to stand up and say something bold, new and different. Who’s got the big ideas that are going to lead Britain well in the next four years? Who’s going to do more than the bare minimum I expect of my government?

I don’t know how to fix the budget. I don’t know how to tackle crime. I don’t know how to manage taxes and public spending. Most of the policies on offer sound good. So I need politicians to be talking about more than those things. I need bigger, bolder statements about what each party will do.

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