Category Archives: WMLLF

Democracy in action? Or democracy inaction?

It is well-recorded in terms of votes at election time that, over recent times (the last 20 years or more), no Party forming a government has secured not less than 50% of the electorate’s vote for that government.  (For “government” … Continue reading

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The political “standard” of double standards

For some long time as measured by parliaments, and regardless of which Party is in power, it is well-known that the Conservatives do not like unions.  The latest wheeze by them presents a more than ample example.  But, additionally, it … Continue reading

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Isolation and Loneliness as brought on by the Government

A touch-stone of the DWP and recent governments (local as well as national) is the concept of “digital by default“.  All that paper, all those trees saved!  And near-enough instantaneous communication too. But, for whose benefit?  Certainly not the now-privatised … Continue reading

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TV Debate and Absence of PM

There is much that is and has been said, and Party-partisan dismissed, about Cameron’s stance that he will submit himself to only one TV debate. To date, however, no-one has offered what amounts to a rational explanation for this purported … Continue reading

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“Wrong Button Pressed”

According to the Scottish Police (‘Police Scotland’ to be precise) just over 200,000 stop-and-search records were removed from that Force’s database because someone pressed the wrong button.     At the end of January (2015) the Police Federation advocated that all … Continue reading

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April 2014 – Forum Election Results

It is said that the electorate gets the government it deserves.  We have just followed through an election process for a Vice-Chair of the Forum.  Without casting aspersions on anyone, it was disappointing to note that there was but one … Continue reading

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Annoy a Politician – Think!

I was amused when I first saw the bumper sticker on a car with the slogan “Annoy a politician – think!”  But, over time, I have come to learn that there is nothing which annoys politicians (MPs, local councillors) more … Continue reading

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