Author Archives: Jonathan Baldie

Opinion: Cease this injustice

I was outraged to find out yesterday in my copy of The Times that the University of Edinburgh, my alma mater, has been selling off internships with Members of Scottish Parliament (MSPs) for an eye-popping £5,750.

I don’t know about you, but I certainly would love the opportunity to undertake such work, but at such a price I cannot. This is disadvantage defined, as those who can afford it can have such an educating experience.

The internship involves completing “three academic courses which are classroom based, followed by a research project supervised by a member of the Scottish Parliament and an …

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Opinion: Lib Dems promoting human rights abroad

As a Liberal Democrat member*, I’m proud of the fact that our  party is in government, with ministers making tough choices about the UK.

While most attention is on electoral reform and tuition fees, I want to steer your attention towards foreign policy. In the Foreign Office there is one Lib Dem minister, Jeremy Browne MP. He takes the responsibility in the FCO for human rights policy among other things.

Mr Browne recently made an excellent Q&A video on YouTube last month, focussing on the UK’s action on promoting foreign policy abroad:

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  • User AvatarDavid-1 4th Mar - 4:21pm
    Secularism is not a panacea, but a privileged position for any religion or religions in the machinery of the state or in politics is clearly...
  • User AvatarJack Davies 4th Mar - 4:03pm
    Hi matt, I would obviously be religiously impartial. However, I would actively support an initiative by any religious group to improve the local community without...
  • User AvatarATF 4th Mar - 3:54pm
    Well, I suppose Ming was Merciless
  • User Avatarmatt (Bristol) 4th Mar - 3:32pm
    All power to the elbow of Lord Roger Roberts.
  • User AvatarStan 4th Mar - 3:11pm
    At the end of a long, cold, rainy day canvassing in the Hodge Hill by-election I knocked on a door at the top of five...
  • User Avatarmatt (Bristol) 4th Mar - 2:57pm
    I think, Jack, I would be more interested to hear you on how these issues relate your local area - how much is balancing the...