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The Big Issue – Politics needs people with a broader experience of life

The Observer ran a leader  article on “UKIP has risen on the back  of broken politics”. Sunday 12th October 2014. My response was published the following Sunday. “Sara Wollaston was elected MP for Totnes in May 2010 after winning the UK’s first American-style primary election open to every voter in Totnes for the conservative candidacy. […]

New Labour reverts to old Labour

The lead story in the Guardian on the 21st June 2014 – “Labour election anxiety grows” – concerned Labour fronbenchers expressing the risably titled “private fears” that Ed Milliband may not be a winner. One would have thought that Labour would have learnt something from Blair’s first election wins – a united front. Instead, its […]