Monthly Archives: October 2007

>People’s Veto and ID Cards

>When I first heard of Chris Huhne’s plan for a People’s Veto my initial instinct was that he had gone absolutely mad. In this hysteria-filled media misinforming technological age, how on earth could you ensure the veracity of a petition … Continue reading

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>Happy Hallowe’en

>A particularly happy Hallowe’en to the evil swine who nicked my husband’s carefully carved pumpkin from our doorstep before I had even had the chance to take a photograph of his handiwork. He has been consoling himself this evening by … Continue reading

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>The Madness of Gabbygate

>If insulting the electorate worked, political parties would have tried it long ago. Clearly, telling people that they would have to be really stupid to fall for Labour/Tory spin would be counter-productive. That is a lesson the judges and some … Continue reading

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>Nick or Chris?

>I still haven’t finally decided who to vote for in the leadership contest, although it does seem that Nick wants my vote much more than Chris does. Maybe it’s because so many of my friends have endorsed him and are … Continue reading

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>To smack or not to smack

>I am appalled, but not surprised, at the decision by minister Kevin Brennan not to outlaw physical punishment of children in England and Wales. The Scottish Executive took the same view a few years ago. I think it’s an absolute … Continue reading

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>Would you like vanilla or vanilla?

>So far we’ve had two competent campaign launches for leader. No embarrassments, no technical failures, no farcical elements at either. No sparkles, but you would get the impression that both of those guys could organise a civilised tasting session a … Continue reading

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>I need an undecided column………

>If you had told me a week ago that I would even contemplate voting for Nick Clegg, I’d have cheekily retorted that I would rather take up rugby than do any such thing. Don’t get me wrong, I like the … Continue reading

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