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Grimsby Telegraph, 24th Mar 2014


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Grimsby Telegraph, 6th Feb 2014

HOW HEALTHY IS THE HEALTH SERVICE?
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Grimsby Telegraph, 7th March 2014

GEORGE`S BUDGET
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From Mess to Success

I agonised over how I was going to vote on Same Sex Marriage (which lead a lot of people to wrongly assume I was voting against) but that process, which has been going on for some weeks and was particularly intense on Tuesday, ended with a decision to vote for the bill.
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Same Sex Mess

Iím in an agony of indecision over same sex marriage. On the one hand Iím not illiberal or homophobic. On the other I am not particularly bothered about this, think civil partnership is enough, and have concerns about the legal repercussions.
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Blog from the Dead

Cameronís revival of the Conservativeís poll ratings through his EU con has encouraged me to revive my blog. Firstly let me apologise for neglecting it so much. The truth is it had become too easy to criticise the shambolic Government and was becoming repetitive.
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Lords reform - Clegg Clones?

NO CLEGG CLONES IN THE SENATE
The one thing to avoid in Lords reform is domination by the same people as the Commons. Elected, senators will be duplicates of US: thick skinned party hacks devoted to fighting each other and chanting a party line written by someone else. Different chamber, different jobs, different people please: brains, independence, less obsessive.
LAMENT FOR THE LIB DEMS
The Lib Dems have not only wrecked their popular standing by coalition, they’ve also ruined their role. As a third party they could take up unpopular causes the grown ups wouldn’t touch, fight for new ideas and pursue principles albeit prissy middle class ones.
Now they’ve sold out for power, forced to support shabby measures and cuts to stay there and condemned to attacking Labour at every opportunity using a mythical financial mess which they never saw before as their excuse for supporting economic policies which crucify their constituents.
It’s a great shame. We should feel sorry for them. The only outcome will be that they break or are broken. The Orange Bookers Clegg, Law, Davey and Alexander are so embedded and indoctrinated they’ve become Tories. Teather and Chloe et al. are unhappy and most don’t want to go on being human shields for Osborne. So they either split up or march out in 2013. A sad fact for an idealistic party gone whoring.

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