UK General Election 2015 fiasco – electoral reform well overdue?

    The only thing that is evident from the build-up to this 2015 General  Election is that our voting system is no longer fit for purpose, don’t you think? Not only is our ‘first-past-the-post’ system predicted to produce another ‘hung parliament’ (with seemingly only complex possibilities for producing a stable government), but it is […]

General Election ‘Manifestos’ – just Promises. Promises, Promises?

      Well, well, well, some parties so called Manifestos are out this week. Should we have expected them to be jammed full of surprises? No, not really, the only real surprise is that they didn’t appear at the start of the campaign nor even earlier, don’t you think? [MANIFESTO:-     Plaid Cymru (TWO WEEKS […]

The Osborne Budget 2015 an amazing ‘fireworks display’ – or a ‘damp squib’?

  Well, well, well, George Osborne presented his last Budget of this Parliament. like a magician in a black cloak, pulled comatose rabbit after rabbit out of a top hat to the tumultuous applause of his Conservative parliamentary honourable friends (MPs) – mind you they would have cheered if he had announced that they were […]

The Budget TOMORROW – what can you expect then ?

With most Budgets everyone in the UK is in a state of panic to second-guess the Chancellor’s intentions, aren’t they? The worry for most of us consumers in the population was that he (there have been no she’s) would tax or increase tax on something important to us – should we rush to the off-licence […]

George Osborne’s Budget March 2015 – his last or not?

  On next Wednesday, Chancellor Osborne will rise and stand at the House of Commons Despatch Box to deliver his next budget speech – but will it lead to his dispatch from the job, you might be thinking? You see, this budget is the last chance for the Conservatives to attract and bribe voters with […]

Crystal ball result of the UK 2015 General Election – want to know?

  Dadman007′s General Election prediction is based on the opinion that Labour will hang on to their current level of support, but that the Conservatives’ star will fade before the Election. What do YOU think? [Get your own prediction done?]. Such a scenario has been run through a major predictor website and it doesn’t show […]

General Election Bribes –will one secure YOUR vote?

A post here six months ago [UK General Election coming up – a right bonanza in the offing?] warned the voting public that the season of voting bribes was approaching fast – and we are well there now, don’t you think? Another three bumper months to go though, with more goodies, sweeteners & giveaways galore […]

The ‘Liberals’ – the ‘final’ chapter?

The Liberals have had a bit of a chequered history, haven’t they? There have been so many trial and tribulations along the track that one can only suspect that they are accident prone – or more so than any other party perhaps? If we go back in history a hundred and fifty years. the Liberals […]

English Education – ruined by ideological dogma?

England used to have a very good and efficient state funded secondary school educational system. It was a selective in nature and attempted to stream children according to their ability, determined at aged eleven. Those deemed to be the most intellectually able and have strong academic skills went to Grammar Schools and those with a […]