Monthly Archives: November 2009

EU, US, Commonwealth, Devolution

A lot of happenings on the broader stage for the UK. The EU announcing its commissioners to expressions of horror about a Frenchman in charge of finance, although his 2nd in command is British. UKIP announcing they’d wind up if … Continue reading

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More Scottish Devolution

Is this a  slippery slope the Scottish Mr Blair and Mr Brown have set the UK on.   Devolution; a parliament and government for Scotland within the UK.  Now a new report is offering further devolution and powers for the Scottish Governement including limited … Continue reading

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Kraft Dairy Milk or a mistake?

Kraft the US processed food makers are making a bid for Cadbury the Quaker founded British chocolate business. Whether it will succeed isn’t clear but it’s another well known British name going under the hammer. The market has no sentiment … Continue reading

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DNA records of the innocent stored for 6 years

A topic I feel strongly about. The government announced this week that innocent people will have their DNA stored for 6 years instead of for-ever. This is 6 years too long. In Scotland such DNA is destroyed immediately. The European Court has … Continue reading

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Opening Post

Welcome to the new blog that is to bring an opinion on topical events as viewed from north west England. The opinions probably won’t be typical but they will be topical. No axes to grind, only a few maybe, but … Continue reading

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