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 forty barons demanded their rights. What Magna Carta represents is freedoms. The demand to be heard, human rights and democracy. That’s why this […]

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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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Britain should remain a leading light for humanitarian aid

Britain should remain a leading light for humanitarian aid

When I read the report in the press that Britain would no longer support any future search and rescue operations to prevent migrants & refugees from drowning in the Mediterranean. I was horrified. This aid has been cut because it was thought that it created a “pull factor”. My instant […]

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