Week 38 2014

Tendring Topics ……….on line‘Don’t tear our happy family apart!’            That is the message that David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband, leaders of the Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Labour Parties, took with them on their separate journeys to Scotland last week in a desperate attempt to boost the number of NO votes in the
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Week 37a 2014

Tendring Topics…….on lineMore Refugees          2014 is becoming the Year of the Refugees.  We have seen harrowing pictures on the tv of thousands of Syrian refugees seeking shelter and asylum in make-shift camps in Turkey, Lebanonand other nearby countries, from the cruel war in their own homeland from which there seems to be no end in sight. 
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Week 37 2014

Tendring Topics…….on lineI told you so! Well no, I didn’t really – because I didn’t imagine for a moment that he’d actually desert the Conservative Party, join UKIP and resign his seat in the House of Commons so that we Clactonians could decide in a by-election whether or not we wanted a Ukipper to be our member of parliament.  I did know though that his heart was with UKIP rather
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Week 35 2014

Tendring Topics……..on lineFamily Friendly?          I am sick of hearing top (and lower rank) politicians going on and on about supporting ‘the family’ and hoping thereby to get a few more votes at forthcoming elections. Politicians (of both main parties) carry the primary responsibility for the creation of a society that is thoroughly Family Unfriendly
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Week 34 2014

Tendring Topics……on lineSleep Walking…….into war!           Just before 5 p.m on every day from 28thJune 1914, the centenary of the assassination of the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife in Sarajevo, until  4th August,  the centenary of the date on which the UK declared war on Germany,  BBC’s Radio 4 gave listeners
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