Category Archives: Conservatives

Back to the future Labour – time to stand up for the country

Over the past couple of days I’ve re-watched the BBC programme from the mid 1990’s, Labour – the Wilderness Years.  As well as being a really well made and fascinating programme, it is particularly prescient.  You can watch the series of 4 episodes on YouTube here, though please excuse the particular channel it is on!… Read More »

What is 7 x 8 Secretary of State?

I just LOVE hypocrisy!  Ergo I love the Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon. Nicky Morgan MP. It has been announced that ALL pupils at the age of 11 will be expected to know their times tables up to 12 x 12.  To ensure this and tar and feather them and their teachers if they… Read More »

Benedict should shut up says ex Tory attack dog

It was reported in today’s Times newspaper that Nick Timothy, ex-SpAd, chief of staff and chief attack dog for Theresa May had fired a broadside against actor Benedict Cumberbatch and the celebrity sorts who deign to voice opinions outside the sphere of entertainment.   The report emanates from a piece Mr Timothy has written for that… Read More »

The fallacy of Emperor Osbornes new clothes

A revealing report was released today by the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute and institute that tries to draw together researchers, policy-makers, journalists and opinion formers and is based at the University of Sheffield. Its findings were reported on in today’s Independent and Yorkshire Post.  Its rather dry title is “Public infrastructure investment and business… Read More »

Now the brake is off the nasty party comes out to play

As a town councillor I do try and talk to people in Penistone to get some idea of their thoughts and ideas of things occuring in and around Penistone (or not as the case may be).  Sometimes these discussions stretch into issues outside the realm of local issues and politics.  One such conversation took place… Read More »