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Category Archives: Politics
I noted recently how local Green Party councillor Andrew Cooper posted a response on his blog to a letter, published by the Huddersfield Examiner, from a Dr David Hill. Dr Hill intends to stand as an independent candidate for the … Continue reading
So, it has been announced that Labour’s Debbie Abrahams has won the Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election. Labour unsurpisingly seem quick to try to describe this as some great victory. It isn’t. Labour would be very foolish to consider this … Continue reading
Debbie Abrahams is the Labour candidate for the Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election. She also stood in the Colne Valley constituency at the general election in May. Answering questions on the Examiner website at the time, Abrahams said: I live … Continue reading
As tuition fees seem set to increase, the impact higher fees may have on putting off potential students from applying to university has been one of the concerns raised. Indeed, research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies suggests there is … Continue reading
In April 1997, when asked about tuition fees, Tony Blair said that “Labour has no plans to introduce tuition fees for higher education”. I would suggest that was misleading at best. On the same day in July 1997 that the … Continue reading
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