Wind Farm Folly

October 23, 2014 // 1 Comment

Today, Wednesday 22nd October, 2014 the renewables lobby was proudly stating that generation from the thousands of onshore and offshore wind turbines producing more electricity than all our nuclear stations. That might have something to do with the aftermath of hurricane Gonzales and the high winds [...]

Daily News Brief – Wednesday 22nd October 2014

October 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

YouGov/Sun poll – Labour lead drops to one point: CON 32%, LAB 33%, LD 8%, UKIP 16%, GRN 5%   City A.M. – Abbott Warning: Mansion tax will not save the NHS – EU budget 2014: European commission set to warn five countries that their contributions breach new fiscal rules [...]

Daily News Brief – Tuesday 21st October

October 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

YouGov/Sun poll tonight – Labour lead by two points: CON 31%, LAB 33%, LD 7%, UKIP 15%, GRN 6% City A.M. – Back off Barroso: Your outlandish claims are nothing but propaganda. – As Labour proposes giving football fans seats on club boards, would this improve the sport? Daily [...]

Sunday papers – 19 October 2014

October 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Ebola The Independent reports that the World Health Authority missed the Ebola outbreak, according to aid agencies. After the shock of Ebola comes inevitable blame and recrimination. This weekend questions are being asked about who is to blame for a collective failure to recognise and respond to [...]

Courant Times – 9 October 2014

October 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

UKIP:- Policies for people: What a UKIP Government will do Gerard Batten explains his position on TTIP UKIP group leader pans Dudley council fat cats By-Election news:- Whilst acting as a teller in Middleton today UKIP Dudley group leader Councillor Paul Brothwood was the victim of an attack from [...]

Why Referendum is a Bad Idea

October 9, 2014 // 28 Comments

UKIP is a political guerrilla army and one thing a guerrilla army must avoid at all costs is set piece battles. A referendum is a set piece battle, and yet many in UKIP seem hell bent on plunging in to one. The Charge of the Light Brigade was a gutsy and courageous campaign but they lost. I am not [...]

TTIP – The Great Deception by the European Union

October 8, 2014 // 2 Comments

Secret negotiations are being carried out between the European Union and the U.S. which will have a huge impact on the UK. These negotiations are known as TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership). The result will be catastrophic for the UK. Almost any policy decision by our government [...]

Daily news Brief – Tuesday 7th October

October 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Guardian – UK snooping powers are too weak. – Lib Dems to appoint Danny Alexander as economics spokesman. – Labour polls at 4 year low. – - “Start telling the truth, Nick Clegg”. The Express – Cable calls for an end to immigration limits – [...]

I have a dream.

October 7, 2014 // 1 Comment

Two score and two years ago this month, our country joined what was then called the European Economic Community (aka The Common Market). That momentous occasion was portrayed as a beacon of opportunity for our citizens. The passing of the legislation (The European Communities Act 1972, 21 Eliz. II, [...]

Devolution and an in-out referendum

October 5, 2014 // 1 Comment

In part 1 I looked at the UK electoral arithmetic which suggested that England might well  vote to leave the EU  while one or more of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland would vote to stay in the EU.  I then proposed a strategy to diminish the stay-in vote in the Celtic nations. This was to [...]
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