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A questionable butterfly


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Alan Bond
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Like others who may read this, we have recently had some party political leaflets pushed through our letter box (county council elections on May 4th don't you know). As I write this I do not know the complete list of candidates (to be published early April I believe). So I (and others of us) may yet receive leaflets from more  candidates but to date I have only received 1 x  leaflet from the ...

3 weeks ago

Also have a look at the latest edition of the Dawlish Post (that's the freebie that comes through the door and which can also be picked up free at some of the estate agents in town. Although it will cost you 50p if you buy it from a newsagent). Look at page 3 and then the editorial and letters on page 8.

3 weeks ago

click on this link to read the whole OFSTED report (not just selected bits).

Just wondered if anyone had any thoughts on this? Here are a couple of newspaper articles that might give food for thought. The NHS cannot be immune from criticism - Telegraph /.../ The-NHS - cannot-be-immune-from-criticism .html The NHS cannot be immune from criticism ... and media briefings disavowing any criticism of the totem of ...

And I saw a tv picture showing the crowd yesterday holding a minutes silence of respect. Many took small bunches of flowers to place at the makeshift memorial opposite parliament. For what it is worth I'd laid a quiet bet to myself yesterday that if, one way or the other,  there was anything negative to report about the march then certain newspapers would be sure to highlight it. ...

24 Mar 2017

@burnside It isn't up to me when this issue gets revisited next. It is up to the people of this country. Could be next year. Could be in 40 years time. Could be never at all. It's for the population to decide  - and I guess how the population will view things will depend on how things pan out.

There was an article in one of the national newspapers last week about the new state pension and national insurance contributions (Nics). For those of an age where all this starts to matter, the info contained in the link below, to the newspaper article, might be of useful interest. ...

With the passage of time people's opinions can always change.

23 Mar 2017

I expect there are a lot of people in this country expressing wishes that we didn't have a Tory government.  Some, further express these wishes by going on marches in London. The goverment may have been democratically elected, but the disaffected electorate have a democratic right to express their dissatisfaction with various government policies. As far as I am concerned Brexit is no ...

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