Week 44 2014

Tendring Topics……..on lineThe Ukippers!            I was not surprised (though I was disappointed) that Douglas Carswell now a Ukipper, retained his seat in parliament with a comfortable majority at Clacton’s recent by-election.  Douglas Carswell had undoubtedly been a popular MP and in the few weeks before the election we had been deluged
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Week 42 2014

Tendring Topics…….on lineSome thoughts on the ‘world wide Jihad’          A regular blog-reader and correspondent also always watches the Andy Marr programme on BBC tv on Sunday mornings, in which matters of general importance to us all are discussed.  A recent programme inspired him to give serious thought to what is an increasingly important
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Week 41 2014

Tendring Topics….on LineCoping with Islamic State            So now we are officially ‘at war’ with IS (Islamic State) with our aircraft already striking IS targets but with the promise that there will be no ‘boots on the ground’.  This may slow down Islamic State’s progress but I don’t think it will stop it; much less reverse
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Week 40 2014

 Tendring Topics…….on line‘Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer, we’ll keep the red flag……          …….tucked away safely out of sight’.   That seems to be the message of Ed Balls, Labour’s shadow chancellor, at the Labour Party Conference.  Mr Balls appears to be determined to demonstrate that he’ll behave ‘responsibly’
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Week 39 2014

Tendring Topics…….on lineThe Scottish Referendum          When I switched on the tv to hear the news last Friday (19th September) I was just a little disappointed, but not really surprised, to learn that the No votes had outnumbered the Yes ones in the Scottish referendum that had taken place the previous day.  Faced with a decision in these precarious
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