Author Archives: Matt Wood

Opinion: Don’t reform the House of Lords; scrap it

After the humiliating defeat of the AV referendum, a system to which no party aspired to before the General Election, and the disastrous rout of elected Lib Dems in Scotland and England, serious questions must be asked about the future direction of the party and its place in the coalition government.

In order to reclaim the trust of the British electorate, we need to be bold and radical, and we must speak up for the aspirations of the British people, particularly the disillusioned young; the Facebook generation, who are the future of our democracy. Despite Nick Clegg’s promise of a ‘New …

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Opinion: ‘Dirty tricks’ politics is destroying British democracy

Politics should be about constructive debate and people working together to find solutions to common problems like global warming, the economy, social cohesion and public health. Most people get involved in politics for the right reasons, primarily because they want to change the world or help their local community.

However, if you read the Sunday newspapers, it would appear that all politicians do these days is fiddle their expenses and think of new ways to smear their opponents. The resignation of Damian McBride following his alleged plans to smear to Tories, is just the latest in a long line of …

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    @ expats “Corbyn was ‘grilled’ last night by Andrew Neil and there is a general consensus that he came out of it far better than...
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    Dave Simon is correct here, but to you , I say, as candidate Reagan , said to president Carter , in the 1980 debates ,and...
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    Thanks, Dave Orbison, but I'm not sure that is really a response to what I asked you. The issue was whether Corbyn sometimes turned a...
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    Simon Shaw, Lorenzo Have a look at this link. It's based on facts. It records the 79 MP's who in 1994 condemned the IRA Birmingham...
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    It's the economy stupid ! The IFS yesterday stated that nether Tory or Labour figures add up....A care crisis is looming. On Brexit May says...