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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    As I commented at the time of the survey, I was extremely disappointed we were not offered a regional devolution question or option. Thinking about...
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    Christine, in this context BT stands for 'Better Together' not 'British Telecom'. :) Here's a link to the advert from the Better Together channel on...
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    Charlie ' Much protest comes from people who do not want to make the effort to be useful. If one really wants to be be...
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    Our opponents in disarray, competence staff fired, Labour in disarray. What's not to like ?
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    One obvious possible reason is that the Anti-Clegg/We are all doomed campaign has been so succsessfull that no-one believes we can win anything anymore. The...
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    Helen Tadcastle Much protest comes from people who do not want to make the effort to be useful. If one really wants to be be...