My 3 key policies for the Northumbria PCC by-election

Posted by Jonathan Wallace on Jonathan Wallace
Wed 19th Jun 19 - 11:02

Now that my selection as Northumbria PCC candidate has been sorted, I can announce my three main policies: Scrap the PCC role. It has been an expensive experiment that has failed (£3 million to pay for the by-election is just one example of the costs). The PCC role can be taken over by a joint body of local councils. I will make neighbourhood policing and addressing anti social behaviour my (more)

My tweets

Posted on From the Heart of Europe
Wed 19th Jun 19 - 11:00

Tue, 12:30: Just passed David Miliband in the street #BrusselsLife Tue, 12:56: RT @edwardlucas: Please read this if you would be in the least bothered by losing your Google drive, email etc. Tue, 13:40: RT @damonwake: The enlargement talks are going so well they've decided to have some more later. Tue, 14:35: RT @MSmithsonPB: Exactly 49 years ago today Ted Heath's Tories led CON to victory in the 1970 general election. This remains the only elect... Tue, 16:05: Read this and shudder. Tue, 17:12: RT @naijama: @nwbrux @Telegraph @JamesCrisp6 Actually, Mr. Raab lost me at: 'Who knew ... (more)

Here's the real reason that so many on the Right don't want Rory Stewart in the final two versus Johnson

Posted by Nick on
Wed 19th Jun 19 - 09:57

Despite Boris Johnson's poor record as Foreign Secretary, having voted for May's deal, and a number of things we'll take this opportunity to gloss over here, he is the favourite to be the next Tory leader. Why? Because he's supposedly able to reach parts of the electorate other Tory MPs can't get to. Forget about the fact that BoJo blew this in 2016 when he went all Brexit on us, consider this point from the perspective of Rory Stewart. He is currently reaching other parts of the electorate that none of the other candidates are. In Johnson this is good, ... (more)

On reflection perhaps unicornism is dying in the Tory party

Posted by tim on ten pence piece
Wed 19th Jun 19 - 09:39

Reflecting on yesterday evening's post, perhaps the more interesting story is that around 30% of Tory members are prepared to stop Brexit if they thought it would damage the country. It's only one data point,...Continue Reading The post On reflection perhaps unicornism is dying in the Tory party appeared first on ten pence piece. (more)

Does German History Hold the Answer to Our Current Brexit Impasse?

Posted by Ingeborg Bottrall on Liberal Democrat Voice
Wed 19th Jun 19 - 09:30

Britain is still a world power with significant international obligations and a major player on the European scene – irrespective of whether she considers herself part of it or not. A clarification of how "European" Great Britain considers itself would be paramount for future relations with her neighbours. The British are often confused as to whether they are geographically part of Europe or not. A possible way out could be found when one looks at the scenario in post-war Germany in 1948/49. Germany in its bid for world power status had been decisively defeated, its territory reduced, divided and destroyed. ... (more)

'UK led towards no-deal Brexit by untruthful elite'

Posted by Cllr. Tony Robertson on Sefton Focus
Wed 19th Jun 19 - 08:58

The Guardian has the article on its website – see link below:- And what makes this mind boggling situation, which the UK has put itself in, even more bizarre is that Brexit has the backing of the majority of the leadership of the Labour Party. A no deal Brexit would be 'economic lunacy' certainly but any form of Brexit will be worse than the deal the UK has with the EU now! My thanks to Roy Connell for the lead to this posting (more)

Electoral Commission pull up Brexit Party on funding

Posted by Peter Black on Peter Black
Wed 19th Jun 19 - 08:39

It was long overdue, but at last the Electoral Commission has asked Nigel Farage's Brexit party to check the £2.5 million it has received in donations to ensure the money has come from legitimate sources. They will apparently oversee checks carried out by the party after criticising the way the party accepts gifts through online payment systems such as PayPal. And they have stipulated that any money that cannot be traced should be returned to the donor or given to the Treasury. The Guardian says that the request follows a report released by the commission last Wednesday, which said the ... (more)

19 June 2019 - the overnight press release

Posted by Mark Valladares on Liberal Democrat Voice
Wed 19th Jun 19 - 08:30

Vagrancy report shows why we need to scrap the Act Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran will today urge the Government to repeal the Vagrancy Act at the launch of Crisis' report into the case for repealing. The MP for Oxford West and Abingdon held a debate in the House of Commons in January on her campaign to repeal the Vagrancy Act, which criminalises rough sleeping in England and Wales. Ms Moran also introduced a Bill to repeal it in February 2018. The report says that the Act "does not tackle the problems people have, and there is evidence that it ... (more)

Leadership hustings

Posted by Frank Little on ffranc sais
Wed 19th Jun 19 - 07:57

I am glad that I missed last night's nonsense on BBC TV which I gather was a cross between Love Island as organised by Gordon Ramsay and an argument about Brexit in the public bar. It was a pleasure to catch up with the civilised discussion between Ed Davey and Jo Swinson. There was a refreshing absence of point-scoring and a plethora of positive policies. Both were scathing about the Great God GDP, which was music to my ears. If there was a difference between them it was that Jo tended towards the culture and Ed to the mechanics of ... (more)

Temporary Traffic Order - Shepherd's Loan

Posted by Bailie Fraser Macpherson on Cllr Fraser Macpherson - LibDem Councillor for Dundee's West End -
Wed 19th Jun 19 - 07:00

From the City Council : THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 - SECTION 14(1) THE DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL AS TRAFFIC AUTHORITY being satisfied that traffic on the road should be prohibited by reason of Scottish Water ironwork repair works being carried out HEREBY PROHIBIT the driving of any vehicle in Shepherds Loan (at its junction with Perth Road), Dundee. This notice comes into effect on Sunday 23 June 2019 for 1 day. Pedestrian thoroughfare will be maintained. Alternative routes are available via Magdalen Yard Road / Windsor Street / Perth Road. For further information contact 433082. Head of Roads and ... (more)