On the Election Trail

Submitted on Wed, 04/05/2011 - 4:29pm

This is glorious campaigning weather, and we are all getting tanned and losing weight.

Election Time Again

Submitted on Wed, 30/03/2011 - 11:19am

Last week I managed to deliver a leaflet to over half the households in Castle Ward before the beginning of the qualifying period on Friday 25 March. The reason for doing this is that the cost does not count in the election expenses, so it makes the Budget go further. Many thanks to those who helped deliver.

Chickens, Bureaucracy and Young People

Submitted on Tue, 12/01/2010 - 6:13pm

A common remark is that local government has far too much bureaucracy, so much so that the left-hand does not know what the right-hand is doing. Whilst the Hertfordshire adult is left morose by local government, it is playing a much more positive role for young people this January.

Exciting Times

Submitted on Wed, 04/11/2009 - 5:33pm

Political Reform is currently on everyone's lips and as MPs and Peers are forced to eat humble pie (not on expenses), I'm excited that things are slowly but surely changing. It's been quite a monumental week:

Can an employer justify preventing staff from expressing political views?

Submitted on Wed, 14/10/2009 - 4:11pm

'The job of a citizen is to keep his mouth open' - Gunter Grass, German Poet

'The Greek word for idiot, literally translated, means one who does not participate in politics. That sums up my conviction on the subject' - Gladys Pyle, US Senator (1890-1989)

Minority Politicians Gain Public Support

Submitted on Mon, 28/09/2009 - 4:20pm

Political parties beware, the 'others' are emerging.

Before we fall into confusion, by 'others' we don't mean a recent horror movie, (but they may bring a shiver down the Big Threes' spines!). 'Others' refers to any minority party and non-aligned (Independent) politician.