On this significant day in our country’s history it’s clear that lots of people have strong views about Margaret Thatcher. I certainly do, but I think the most powerful evidence of what people thought about her is the comments of people who lived through her term of office. Why don’t you let Blackburn Labour Party know [...]
‘Judge us on the economy’ say Coalition buddies Cameron and Clegg. Well, two and a half years into the shambolic coalition Government the economy is at best stagnant and at worst heading back into recession. An increase in women in part time employment may have stopped unemployment shooting above 3 million but we can all see the [...]
Predictions for next week’s Police and Crime Commissioner elections are that the turnout will be low – very low. An election in November for a position that’s perhaps not been properly explained or justified by the Government which has been determined to introduce it, and at a cost of almost £100 million at a time when [...]
Michael Gove yesterday proved what we all already thought – that he is actually a time traveller in true Orwellian style and has stepped out of his time machine, built in 1958, and landed here in the 21st century. In his statement, announcing that GCSEs would be abolished and replaced by ‘Bacs’ he declared that the [...]
Chancellor George Osborne continues to show his true colours and prove that he really does love our bankers. In spite of public disgust at recently announced bonus payments being made – to the heads of now state owned banks – Osborne has said that they are necessary and justified, arguing that the bonuses were higher under [...]
I don’t know if the Government is paying Pete Waterman to be it’s PR Manager for its plans to build a high speed rail link so that we can all get into London quicker and spend our money there, but if he is then Mr Cameron should be asking for his money back!
The performance by the [...]
Today’s announcements in the media by Tory PM David Cameron will I’m sure be laughed at by the demoralised staff in our NHS. His suggestion that nurses will carry out hourly ward rounds, and that they need to learn that ‘caring is their main job’ and his proposed survey asking them if they would be happy [...]
Marching through the streets of Blackburn town centre today I, like everyone else, was amazed by the fantastic turnout of demonstrators from all backgrounds and services. These were scenes that Blackburn has not witnessed for decades – not since the dark days of Margaret Thatcher and the poll tax.
It feels like people are starting to realise [...]
I’ve got to be honest – I haven’t been glued to the TV this week, excitedly listening to the words of wisdom from Chancellor George Osborne and Prime Minister David Cameron. But I think I’ve picked up enough to reinforce the view I previously held, that the Conservatives haven’t changed a bit and never will do.