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Don’t have separate train carriages – tackle the abuse

This isn’t an easy blog for me to write. But due to the increase in abuse on public transport and now the discussion that has arisen from comments made by Jeremy Corbyn in regard to looking at consulting the public on whether women should have separate carriages to avoid abuse […]

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Vote for your Values

What do you believe in ? What are your values ? What are your principles ? On May 7th 2015  in the UK – you will be asked to make a choice, you will be asked what political party or person  you want to represent you. Over the next few […]

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Invest in people

Government – for the people – by the people.   Government should be about empowerment. Investing in people.   Inequality is rising.   The austerity measures have increased the gap between those that have and those that have not. We are not “all in this together”.   Political decisions have […]

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The importance of Legal Aid for society

The importance of Legal Aid for society

When I was asked to write this article I was struck by just how enormous a subject Legal Aid is, and the more I thought about it, just how important it is to a free and fair society. In order that this does not end up as sequel to War […]

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The Co-operative ideals can create a fairer society

The Co-operative ideals can create a fairer society

About ten years ago on a trip to Scotland, my family and I decided to visit a place called New Lanark Mills. What I didn’t expect was how visiting the old Mills would introduce me to the story of Robert Owen. I’m sure many people have heard of Robert Owen, […]

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Magna Carta and Lincolnshire Libraries

Magna Carta and Lincolnshire Libraries

On 15th June, 1215, in a meadow at Runnymede, King John made the binding agreement of the Magna Carta. It’s 800 years since this historic event, where twenty five barons demanded their rights. What Magna Carta represents is freedoms. The demand to be heard, human rights and democracy. That’s why […]

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Stand up for the values of ‘Service’ in our society

Big Society was a concept thought up somewhere in an office, somewhere. It was thought to be an answer to what was perceived as the Big State. Opportunity arose. The global financial crisis happened.  Big Bank society collapsed. Bailed out by the Big State – gosh what would we have […]

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Libraries – Speech to Lincolnshire County Council

Libraries – Speech to Lincolnshire County Council

Charles Dickens would have dropped everything to have been here today to defend Libraries.Just as he dropped everything over 150 years ago when the Mayor of Manchester invited him to the opening ceremony of the first free Library. In his acceptance note he said “The occasion is far too important […]

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#webackEd – How it began

#webackEd – How it began

It started as a conversation between two friends fuelled by a week of unfair bullying from the Tory press on Labour Leader – Ed Miliband. “Shall we try to get this trending?” We uttered in amusement knowing how tough & fickle twitter can be! In the end we (@charliewoof81 & […]

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Dear Ed let determination guide Labour to victory in 2015

“There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.”   Labour wasn’t re-elected back into Govt in 2010. There had been a severe recession caused by the global financial crisis. The British people wanted a change. Yet […]

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