Author Archives: Nigel Jones

Chilcot: Why I knew Tony Blair was wrong

In the late 1980s I worked in Iraq, developing personnel and timetable software systems for Baghdad University.

The second day I was there, I was called in by the head of the university’s IT department to meet a uniformed major in the Iraqi army. He had a computer system which was not working properly.

I was asked if I would like to go with him to sort it out. I readily agreed. We drove for an hour through areas of very poor housing. People looked sad and children were running around with no shoes.

We arrived …

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MP security – we must keep access for the public

I never met Jo Cox. All I have heard about her tragic and pointless death is that she was the right sort of MP that entered Parliament with pure motives and who is a sad loss. She cared about the people in her constituency, regardless of their background. She worked for OXFAM, and knew that life in Britain is much easier than in other parts of the world – and she believed that it is our duty to help those in need, not least those children who have fled war in Syria and are now alone. …

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  • Steven
    I believe I am correct in stating that Germany's system was actually designed by us and that we imposed it on them after the war. At one time it was a unique sy...
  • Steven
    If the London Assembly system was more of a proper AMS/Mixed Member PR system as Germany's Bundestag system is with its allowance of overhangs and therefore wit...
  • Steven
    One of the tests that should be used to evaluate a good PR system is how does it treat parties with less than 10 percent support but which still have more suppo...
  • Chris Moore
    @ Angie Robertson: the article is about the complaints' system. And is correct in pointing out the time and energy devoted to trying to resolve complaints. No s...
  • Tad
    Great article, much needed. It's very easy to take the side of friends over faceless bureaucrats....