Tag Archives: General Election

The end of the end of austerity.

Some politicians are calling for “the end of austerity.”  It is a magical political phrase.  To the general public it conveys generosity as opposed to austere, miserly scroogishness. To public servants it sounds hopeful; “Ooo, a possible pay rise or … Continue reading

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From the Vicarage February 2015

From the vicarage As I write, it’s 100 days to the next general election. Polls suggest that it will be the closest election in many years. Why is this? Some people believe that politics and politicians are all the same … Continue reading

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From the vicarage extra – a summary of the local candidates.

It’s four days until the general election. This post is a summary of what I’ve discovered about the candidates for West Bromwich East. I have listed their responses to my questions set out in from the vicarage March 2010 and … Continue reading

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West Bromwich East Hustings at Holy Trinity

Ian Garrett (Liberal), Alistair Thompson (Conservative), Tom Watson (Labour) and a UKIP representative will take part in a hustings for West Bromwich East to be held at 7:30pm Thursday 29th April at Holy Trinity Church, Mary Road West Bromwich, B70 … Continue reading

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Has your MP kept a vineyard?

Yesterday ‘s post on art, virtue and knowledge in public speaking applies as much to members of parliament as to ministers in the church. MPs fall when virtue is absent. So here’s some more food for thought for any prospective … Continue reading

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Mending broken Britain – the solution is not initially a political one

In a survey conducted for the The Times last week 42% of Brits said they would emigrate if they could. The results of the survey also included other startling headline statistics: Over 60% of voters do not recognise the nation … Continue reading

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