Category Archives: Lib Dems

UKIP and why I’ll be voting for them

Those of you who don’t live in the EU have probably escaped the fact that on May 22, a large proportion of us are going to vote for our representatives in the European Parliament – our MEPs. I have been asked on several occasions how I plan to vote, and why. I plan to vote […]

Here’s Nigel…

Meanwhile, in a cosy club somewhere in Westminster…

Vote 2013

Well, hustings are over, the buntings are down, the votes are in and the results are out. There were elections in 34 English councils, as well as a Parliamentary by-election in South Shields and a couple of mayoral elections yesterday. The results were quite interesting, especially considering some of the dirty tactics that both the […]

MPs to be paid in food stamps

Shamelessly lifted from The Daily Mash: MEMBERS of Parliament will receive their salaries in food vouchers to prevent them wasting money on alcohol and duck houses. The radical reform of political benefits is designed to stop vulnerable MPs putting vintage port and quasi-medieval home adornments before everyday family needs. Tory backbencher Denys Finch Hatton reacted […]

The history of British governments

I’ve often thought I’d like to write up a synopsis of politics and the governments in this country over the last century. As a sort of reference guide. It was always going to be quite a challenge getting it all right, however Al Murray – the ever entertaining Pub Landlord – has saved me the […]

Cleggover says discrimination against English students is right

Nick Clegg has told The Telegraph that the institutional racism practised against English people – in particular English students, this time – is perfectly acceptable. Specifically, he has said that under devolution, it is right that there should be differences between England and Scotland. And he’s right: under a properly devolved government solution, Scotland and […]

Election 2010 – part 1

Well, as I type this, the Conservatives are the largest party following the results, but they lack the majority needed to automatically form a government, which means that under our medieval voting system, Gordon gets the chance to try and cut some sort of deal to keep his dirty hands on the keys to Downing […]

The election debate

I didn’t watch it, though I recorded some programs around it. Popular consensus seems to be that Nick Clegg was the best of the three, although that does come with a caveat: a pie filled with shit may have more flavour than a plain piece of pastry, but that doesn’t make it better. Aside from […]

The clock is ticking…

The excellent Christopher Brooker has a very interesting piece in the Telegraph: Don’t let the voters know we face bankruptcy. The original article was published a couple of days ago, and makes for a very sobering read – make sure you’re in posession of some happy pills or a nice drink. You’ll need it. Four […]

Property rights

Well folks, it was only a matter of time. I have tried avoiding the news for a while to see if I could get away from things that make me swear and curse, but alas, t’was all to no avail. The whole Chris Grayling thing is starting to get on my nerves. Firstly, on one […]