Author Archives: Stuart Smith

UK Government Failing to engage with a “Global Britain”

International affairs are framed as a choice between a country and the rest of the world. This is Nonsense. Diplomatic failures to resolve problems over many years have created real challenges: of low wages; economic decline; environmental damage and political … Continue reading

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The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon My rating: 3 of 5 stars The story picks up immediately after the first one finished. Paige Mahoney escaped her imprisonment in the Sheol prison camp, under cruel Rephaim leadership, only to return to … Continue reading

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Voter ID for Voting?

The UK Government is proposing to make people use Photo ID at polling stations in future elections. This would require Councils, as the electoral body responsible for organising elections, to issue millions of identity cards. However millions of people do … Continue reading

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Will Reform of Social Care Ever Take Place?

In 1997 the then Prime Minister of the UK indicated that he “did not want children to be brought up in a country where the only way pensioners can get long term care is by selling their home.” Here we … Continue reading

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Did an election really take place yesterday????

I have been involved in elections for the last few years as a member of a local party campaign team and an election agent. This year I have not been and it feels strange, it feels as though an election … Continue reading

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