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  • ed davey
    Article: Jun 22, 2022

    Ed Davey writing in the Guardian today brings some sense to the crisis.

    "This week has left the country drained after government ministers reverted to divisive political playbooks last seen in the 1970s and early 1980s.

    The Liberal Democrats are against the rail strikes and if a summer of discontent is not to turn into a winter of discontent and full-on stagflation, ministers must step back from the brink.

  • Refugee Week
    Article: Jun 16, 2022
    By Hugh Ashton

    It seems that 35% of Britons in a recent survey agree with the government's policy of sending undocumented visitors to this country to Rwanda. 45% disagree with it.

    However, the waters have been muddied by deliberate misinformation and obfuscation by the proposers of this scheme.

    First, the basis on which this has been agreed is by a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). A MoU, unlike a treaty, is not subject to oversight and ratification by Parliament. This MoU is something which very few people seem to have actually read. However, it is available for reading here, and it does make for interesting reading.

  • Article: Jun 8, 2022

    On Monday 6th June Boris Johnson wrote to all the conservative MPs. The letters were hand addressed, signed by himself and sent just before they would vote on his survival as PM. The text of the letter makes interesting - and actually entertaining reading. Reproduced in italics is about a quarter of the letter with our comment in bold.