Week 16 2014

Tendring Topics……..on lineMaria Miller            When I learned that Prime Minister David Cameron was giving his full support to Ms Maria Miller in her defence of her job as Culture Minister, despite clamour from the press and some MPs for her resignation, I wondered if it might be the kiss of death.  She wouldn’t be the first to have
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Week 15 2014

Tendring Topics…..on lineReviving the Poll Tax?          It was the introduction of a Poll Tax, a government demand for an equal sum per head from every adult without consideration of ability to pay, that provoked the Peasants’ Revolt in the 14th Century, a revolt that was put down only by the treachery and cruelty  characteristic of rulers in ‘the
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Week 14 2014

Tendring Topics………on lineCrimea – and after            Has it occurred to you – as it certainly has to me – that the reaction of ‘Europe’ and of the USA to recent events in the Crimea has been out of all proportion to the events themselves?            There has, for instance,
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Week 13 2014

Tendring Topics……..on line ‘The paths of glory………’          Last week in this blog I discussed the approaching referendum on the future of Scotland.  All residents in Scotland over the age of sixteen (now that is a revolutionary change in electoral law!) will be given the opportunity to declare whether they want their country to remain
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Week 12 2014

Tendring Topics……..on line The Scottish Referendum             The date of that referendum that will decide whether or not the Scots will remain in the UK or become an independent sovereign nation is getting nearer and nearer.  I think that the top politicians of our main political parties, once certain in their own minds of an overwhelming
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