Current Issues and Blogs

Mince Pies ...and Food Banks 22nd December 2014

Torture - 14th December 2014

Bloodthirsty Creeds - 7th December 2014

E.U. Migration - 30th November 2014

NHS Not For Sale - 23rd November 2014

67P, The Meaning of Life .....and everything - 15th November 2014

Employment Allowance - Looking a Gift Horse in the Mouth 9th November 2014

Garotte them with their own Intestines - 1st November 2014

Israel, Sipping Cappuccino on the Edge of a Volcano - 25th October 2014

Navitus Bay - 18th October 2014

Ebola, Without Zombies - 11th October 2014

Human Rights - 5th October 2014

Bombing ISIL - 28th September 2014

English Laws - 20th September 2014

0.7% - 14th September 2014

The Habit of Losing - 6th September 2014

Douglas Carswell - 29th August 2014

Killing - 24th August 2014

Islamic State - 17th August 2014

Gaza - 12th August 2014

Prime Ministers Questions - 2nd August 2014

Housing - 27th July 2014

Assisted Dying - 18th July 2014

Snooping? - 17th July 2014

Update in the Avon Valley - 5th July 2014

Address to New Forest Amnesty International AGM - 21st June 2014

Commemorating D Day - 22nd June 2014

Lady Hale's Conscience - 22nd June 2014

ISIS - 15th June 2014

May, Gove and Humility - 8th June 2014

Euro-Election Result - 31st May 2014

The Price of Tea - 26th May 2014

Pfizer and AstraZeneca - 11th May 2014

Maintenance of Water Levels in the Avon - 5th May 2014

Sharia and Evangelism - 27th April 2014

Religion and Politics - 20th April 2014

'Useful Idiot' - Address to New Forest United Nations Association - 29th March 2014

Value In Opposition - 23rd March 2014

Badgers Again - 16th March 2014

Francis Report - One year On - 9th March 2014

Immigration in the year to September 2014 - 28th February 2014

Back to the Vestry - 21st February 2014

The Weather - 16th February 2014

Lords 'Depart I Say' - 2nd February 2014

Defence and Economics - 18th January 2014

Their Lordships, The Referendum,and the Dustbin of History - 12th January 2014

Kilts on the Slopes - 3rd January 2014

Predictions: Economic Dominance, or Doom - 27th December 2013

Food Banks - 22nd December 2013

Back to the Depressingly familiar subject of MPs pay - 14th December 2013

International Education Leagues - 7th December 2013

Trading with China - 7th December 2013

The Referendum Bill Now Goes to the Lords - 1st December 2013

The Bulgarians and the Romanians - 24th November 2013

Portsmouth, the Real Story - 16th November 2013

Remembrance Sunday - 10th November 2013

Christian Judges? - 3rd November 2013

When is a Race a Race? - 27th October 2013

Turn Down The Thermostat and Put on a Jumper - 20th October 2013

Strikes, Hymns and Nuns in Hob Nailed Boots - 13th October 2013

National Citizens Service - 13th October 2013

On reshuffles - 13th October 2013

Delusions of Energy and Climate Change? - 29th September 2013

Banning the Niqab - 21st September 2013

For Sale - Royal Mail - 15th September 2013

The Madness of Lobbying? - 8th September 2013

Last Night's Vote on Syria - 30th August 2013

HS2 (Again) - 25th August 2013

Frack It - 18th August 2013

Even More Peers - 2nd August 2013

Rwanda Again - 26th July 2013

Keogh - 17th July 2013

School Meals - 13th July 2013

MP's Pay - 4th July 2013

Syria - 27th June 2013

The Referendum Bill - 20th June 2013

Registered Interests - 13th June 2013

The Mercer Panorama Sting - 9th June 2013

Weed Cutting in the Avon - 2nd June 2013

Crazy Fools who insult Muslims - 26th May 2013

Unemployment in New Forest West - 16th May 2013

More Referendum Thoughts - 12th May 2013

County Council Elections - 5th May 2013

Abu Qatada (again) - 28th April 2013

Surgeries - 20th April 2013

Reflections on Thatcherism - 13th April 2013

Blocked Sender List - 7th April 2013

Fordingbridge Workhouse and Philpott - 7th April 2013

Easter and a Former Archbishop - 31st March 2013

Teachers' Pensions - The Blunt Truth - 24th March 2013

A31 - 17th March 2013

Press Regulation - 17th March 2013

Immigration, and some Papal Wisdom - 10th March 2013

Eastleigh - 4th March 2013

Canvassing in Eastleigh: deficit, debt and credit rating - 24th February 2013

Same Sex Marriage - Week1 in Committee - 16th February 2013

The Francis Report - 10th February 2013

High Speed Rail - 3rd February 2013

The Referendum, some History - 26th January 2013

Servants of the People - 18th Jaunuary 2013

Gay Marriage Letters - 12th January 2013

The Start-Up Scheme - 6th January 2013

Voting UKIP - 23rd December 2012

Gategate - 23rd December 2012

Consultation on Same Sex Marriage - 13th December 2012

Data Communications Draft Bill - 13th December 2012

Performance Related Pay - 6th December 2012

Housing Benefit - 6th December 2012

Leveson - 29th November 2012

Work Programme - 29th November 2012

Sgt Nightingale - 22nd November 2012

Female Bishops - 22nd November 2012

Abu Qatada - 14th November 2012

Neo Keynesian Prescriptions - 10th November 2012

The EU Budget -4th November 2012

Culling Badgers - 27th October 2012

A Freezing Tax - 7th October 2012

No Turning Back - 30th September 2012

Syria - 15th September 2012

Wearing a Cross - 9th September 2012

Immigration - 1st September 2012

Exams - 27th August 2012

School Sport ...and the Universe 19th August 2012

The UK and US Disappointing Economic Growth - 5th August 2012

Frustrated Parliamentary Boundaries - 12th August 2012

The Shrinking Economy - 27th July 2012

Olympic 'Lock Down' - 22nd July 2012

Time for Lords Reform - 14th July 2012

Army 2020 -6th July 2012

Bully Banks - 30th June 2012

One Quarter of The Way There. A Coalition Health Check - 24th June 2012

The Church and Gay Marriage - 17th June 2012

Time for an EU Referendum - 7th June 2012

U Turns - 31st May 2012

Heckling At Prime Minister's Questions - 28th May 2012

Afghanistan, Some Reasons to be Cheerful - 20th May 2012

The Queen's Speech 2012 - 13th May 2012

The Logic for Reducing Emissions - 5th May 2012

Recession - 28th April 2012

Too Much Leviticus - 28th April 2012

IMF Loan - 22nd April 2012

ECHR - 22nd April 2012

Taxing Times - 11th April 2012

Local Post Office Modernisation - 9th April 2012

Ben Bradshaw's Intervention - 9th April 2012

A Kaleidoscope - 2nd April 2012

The Budget - 25th March 2012

The Cost of Petrol in Britain ...and Greece - 18th March 2012

Six More Young Men - 9th March 2012

Gay Marriage Revisted - 5th March 2012

Pensions and Illegal Immigration - 25th February 2012

Paying for Higher Education - 19th February 2012

NHS Reform - 12th February 2012

Public Prayer - 12th February 2012

Who To Blame - 3rd February 2012

Welfare Reform - 29th January 2012

370,000 Foreign Born Welfare Claimants 'Undeserving Poor'? - 22nd January 2012

The Scottish Question - 15th January 2012

Health and Safety - 8th January 2012

Doom, Gloom and Ending It All - 1st January 2012

The Glue That Binds Us Together - 20th December 2011

Saving the Euro - 11th December 2011

Strikes and Pensions - 27th November 2011

If I were a German Taxpayer, I'd be Spitting - 19th November 2011

Robin Hood Tax - 14th November 2011

The Price of Solar - 6th November 2011

Why I Am Against a Referendum Right Now - 26th October 2011

More on the Referendum - 23rd October 2011

Gay Marriage - 16th October 2011

Human Rights - and Cats - 9th October 2011

That email in the Daily Mail and EU Referendum - 1st October 2011

Financial Collapse and Neutrinos - 25th September 2011

Borrowing is Spent - 17th September 2011

Planning Reform - 11th September 2011

School Discipline - 4th September 2011

True Sovereignty - 28th August 2011

Democratic Restraint - 21st August 2011

Riots - 14th August 2011

Capital Punishment - 5th August 2011

Rwanda - 2011

Murdoch, Badgers and the Dotty English - 24th July 2011

Prudence but slow growth - 17th July 2011

More on Pensions Reform - 4th July 2011

Public Sector Strikes - 27th June 2011

International Development Expenditure - 18th June 2011

Penal Servitude - 12th June 2011

Asylum Amnesty - 5th June 2011

Pensions Update - 29th May 2011

Lords Reform - 21st May 2011

Ian Faletto Sacking - 15th May 2011

One Year On - 8th May 2011

The Wedding - and Voting 2nd May 2011

AV Referendum - 25th April 2011

Ban The Burka? - 17th April 2011

Human Rights Act - 10th April 2011

NHS Reform - Pause for Breath - 3rd April 2011

The Budget - 27th March 2011

Libya - 27th March 2011

No to AV - 20th March 2011

Public Sector Pensions 13th March 2011

Parking in the Forest - 6th March 2011

Economic Reality - Beggars Can't be Choosers - 27th February 2011

Turmoil in Middle East - February 2011

NHS Reform - February 2011

Submission on Future of Forestry - February 2011

Representative Democracy - February 2011

Should the New Forest be a Charitable Trust? - February 2011

Forest For Sale? - January 2011

Consutation on the Future Governance of National Parks - January 2011

Trouble In The Lords - January 2011

EU Referendum - January 2011

Muslim Menace? - January 2011

Electoral Pacts - January 2011

The Daily Telegraph Sting - The Liberal Democrats Expposed - December 2010

Ibrahim Mohammed - December 2010

Student Finance  - December 2010

Mail On Sunday - December 2010

Berlin Time? - December 2010

Seven Months In - November 2010

Education White Paper - November 2010

Council Housing - November 2010

Careless Talk - November 2010

Fighting the Last War - November 2010

Votes For Convicts - November 2010

Housing Benefit - October 2010

Trident and The Non-Proliferation Treaty- October 2010

Financing Universites - October 2010

Child Benefit - October 2010

Defence and Welfare - October 2010

Comprehensive Spending Review - September 2010

Spending Review - September 2010

Pope's Visit - September 2010

Religious Belief and Stephen Hawking - September 2010

Child Support - August 2010

Alevels - August 2010

Rwanda - July August 2010

Expenses - July 2010

Alternative Vote - July 2010

Not Building Schools - July 2010

Comment on Budget - June 2010

Wightlink Ferry Update

Coalition Politics - June 2010