Author Archives: Stuart Smith

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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A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik My rating: 3 of 5 stars I am a Naomi Novik fan but I was dubious about A Deadly Education for the first several chapters. There’s a lot of initial info-dumping to absorb here, … Continue reading

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Flowers at the roadside

I’ve noticed recently that there are some different flowers growing in the roadside verge near Marine Parade compared to those that grew last year. It is likely a combination of the dry, sunny weather, lack of rain, chill breeze from … Continue reading

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