Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Wikileaks D-Notice That Wasn’t

There seems to have been a lot of excitement recently following the apparent issuing of a “D-Notice” relating to Wikileaks by the Government. Strictly speaking however, no D-Notice has been issued, not least because D-Notices have been known as DA-Notices … Continue reading

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Prospects for the extension of the Meltham Greenway

I have for a while been interested in the development of the Meltham Greenway. In this post I intend to try to pull together information from various sources to look at the current status of the project. For those not … Continue reading

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Lembit Öpik “does tend to get confused sometimes!”

Whilst former Lib Dem MP Lembit Öpik endures life in the jungle appearing on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, a response to my recent Freedom of Information request to the Department of Transport reveals he was being joked … Continue reading

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Barry Sheerman’s Grand Central grandstanding

Barry Sheerman, the Labour MP for the neighbouring constituency of Huddersfield, is apparently refusing to register a first-class train pass he has received from Grand Central, an open-access train operator, because he isn’t willing to estimate its value. This is … Continue reading

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NO2AV thinks the public can’t be trusted

For anyone wondering, I don’t intend to only write about AV. The NO2AV campaign offer some interesting reasons for opposing AV. One of them is that it might help the BNP’s election performance. They say “A no vote stops minority … Continue reading

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Why does NO2AV exist?

Why does NO2AV exist? That may seem like an odd question but bear with me. Just over a week ago, on November 5, it was exactly six months until the date of the alternative vote referendum. To mark the occasion, … Continue reading

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The NO2AV campaign and Cllr Weston on safe seats

The NO2AV campaign have recently highlighted what they describe as a “superb letter” which was published by the Bristol Evening Post. In the letter, Conservative councillor Mark Weston said, “it would do nothing to change safe seats, as most of … Continue reading

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