Category: Politics

Living better in lockdown

In the fourth episode of his series of talks Alastair Campbell, former spin doctor to Tony Blair, who has been open about his bouts of depression, talks to Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s First Minister, on...

Wrong satellites and a new deal con

This is a reminder of the chaos the UK government has caused in the last four days. It’s a thread by a guy called Russ who compiles TheWeekInTory. He describes himself as: Designer, coder,...

Sold out

“The government intends to use a US trade deal to bypass democracy, override Parliament and rip down our public protections.” So says George Monbiot in an article on his website, previously published in The...

No deal and damn the torpedoes.

Sixteen months ago Michael Gove, MP for Surrey Heath and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, believed that a no deal Brexit would be very damaging to farming in the UK. Yet in that...

Lamont supports lowering of standards

“Important thread about food standards and animal welfare in yesterday’s Agriculture Bill. There were some Tories who could support the important measures in the Parish amendment. Then there were the Scottish Tories.” Tweet from...

Government by slogan

Dr John Ashton believes we have a government that works though the use of slogans with its most recent causing widespread confusion. Dr Ashton is a British doctor and academic who previously held positions...

How alert are you?

Just before VE day on Friday tabloid headlines screamed the end of lockdown or at least a significant relaxation of it. So feeling justified by the impending end or relaxation, up went the bunting,...

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