Monthly Archives: September 2010

ICT in EU – more taxpayers money

This set of proposals by the EU Commission is just the latest in a drive to provide ICT across the entire continent. Admirable you may think, but its not, as much of it is simply sinister, and I hope to … Continue reading

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Another plank in place for Federal Europe

The European Parliament voted to adopt a new regulation on aviation safety that could lead to the establishment of a Europe-wide counterpart of the U.S. NTSB. While each nation will continue to run its own investigation office for air transport … Continue reading

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Smoking Ban, the curious case of the missing news item

There has been a deal of interest in a post that I had put up earlier this month on the Bill to Amend the Smoking Ban. There had earlier in the day been a number of referrals from the Henry … Continue reading

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3 political parties but only one politic

So that’s over for another year. The Labour Party conference, which this year was the culmination of 6 months of leadership lacklustre boredom meetings hustings which has seen Ed Miliband, otherwise known as Miliband minor or more accurately Red Ed … Continue reading

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No politics for a day

Sunday. A day spent away from the politics. A day to enjoy the wonderful autumn air, wide open spaces and the company of those I love. At the outer edge of the Brecon Beacons lies the town of Abergavenny, an … Continue reading

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The Sons of the Marxist join the circus

Well its all over, and the winner is: The Muppet Show is back on the road and is sharing facilities under canvas with the Peoples Democratic Unite & Allied Unions Circus. At the Big Top (no tents left after Gordon … Continue reading

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A bonfire of Quangos or a transfer of power to EU.

A HIT list of 177 taxpayer-funded bodies to be abolished in a “bonfire of quangos” has been drawn up, it emerged yesterday. http://www.dailyexpress.co.uk/posts/view/201460/Billions-saved-in-bonfire-of-the-quangos-/ This story is running with most of the press this morning, so there must have been a … Continue reading

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Vince Cable and SEPA

Yesterday saw Vince Cable tell the LibDem conference of his plans for banks in the UK. He told conference that he wants to hit them, hurt them, restrict their HR functions, but what he really wants to do is nudge … Continue reading

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UK Coalition speed up EU integration

There was a press release from the EU Commission today that caught my eye via the Albion Alliance presents site, which is a source for raw no spin EU related information. The press release, which I doubt you will find … Continue reading

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The Town Clerk’s piss-up on the taxpayer

Oh dear, the lunatics have most definitely taken to running the asylum. Council chiefs from across the country are attending a conference on dealing with spending cuts. Sensible idea you may think, but its not all it seems and you … Continue reading

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