UKIP take ‘Rochester’ – a mould breaking by-election triumph?

RESULT 04.15 hrs It may well have been soundly predicted by the polls, but nevertheless it was an amazing event TODAY for Mark Reckless to become UKIP’s ‘second’ Member of Parliament, wasn’t it? Rochester had been in a Conservative strong area for some thirty years and with the new boundaries had a massive Tory majority […]

The Rochester by-election is upon us this week – but WHAT will be the consequences?

It is being said that Tory leader David Cameron could be facing rebellious unrest from his backbench MPs next Friday when the Conservatives lose the Rochester & Stroud by-election (as they surely will). It is true that he set his stall out to win this by-election at all costs, so the result will certainly dent […]

Rochester by-election is heading off – but WHO is running the Country?

The future of UK politics may well be signposted next month by the Rochester & Strood by-election, don’t you think? The Conservatives don’t want to lose this seat to UKIP, and it would certainly be another major setback to their General Election chances. But is the tail wagging the dog here? Is it itself of […]

Rochester & Strood by-election a spectacular success in the making – but for WHO?

In just a month’s time (October 20), the ‘latest’ United Kingdom MP will get elected to the House of Commons. He or she will have the honour of representing the Rochester constituency. Most people will ask “where the heck is that?” and as a rider “why should I care about that MP”? Well, it’s all […]

The Clacton & Heywood by-elections – political history is now made & is UKIP on its way to repace the LibDems or MORE?

Well, well, well, the polls were right on this one – UKIP ‘do’ have their very first MP. A magnificent result for Nigel Farage’s party, without doubt. Ex-Tory Douglas Carswell had switched teams & stood down as MP (in a credible action in this day and age of gutter politics) to win back his seat […]

The Clacton by-election – political history in the making?

There is a watershed by-election about to arrive next Thursday (October 9) in the sleepy, half dead, home of the beach-hut, seaside resort sixties place of Essex’s Clacton-on-Sea, surely? Normally with a significant by-election being ferociously fought, it is all over the newspapers – but have you seen any trace? Probably not and why is […]

Newark By-Election 2014 – are you prepared to be shocked?

  Well the news that there would be an unexpected by-election in Newark, within ‘God’s county of Nottinghamshire’, probably didn’t initially interest most of us – we don’t live there do we? The need for a new MP came about because the Conservative MP Patrick Mercer was caught out (BBC Panorama) surreptitiously taking money for […]

Elections to the European Parliament – a Fiasco or a Triump in the making?

The mild start to the election campaign for the 2014 European Parliament elections may have largely passed you by if you live in the UK? Why is that? Perhaps it is because our main political party players are running scared? Scared of getting a trouncing that is. Keeping things low key perhaps? It’s all going […]

Women in UK Politics – – where the hell are they?

Emmeline Pankhurst and Emily Davison (who died under the King’s horse at Epsom 1913 It will come to no surprise to British people to be told that women’s representation in Politics is massively unrepresented. Why is that? Is it because they are no good, not clever enough, aren’t intelligent enough, are too lazy, or can’t […]