LPSG


Go Back   LPSG > Blogs

Adrian's musings
Old

The Grey Vote

Posted 5 Days Ago at 06:26 PM by Adrian69702006 (Adrian's Musings)

Mr Cameron has made it known that should the Conservatives win the next General Election he will ensure that the universal perks currently enjoyed by pensioners - a winter fuel allowance, free bus passes and free television licences for those aged over seventy five - will not be subject to any form of means testing. In so doing he has stolen the march on his Labour and Liberal Democrat counterparts, both of whom have said they would introduce means testing. Up to a point we commend Mr Cameron for...
Adrian69702006's Avatar
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 1766 Comments 0 Adrian69702006 is offline
Old

A Bellwether Seat

Posted 1 Week Ago at 06:17 PM by Adrian69702006 (Adrian's Musings)

Parliament is currently on half term recess, much to the chagrin of those of us for whom "Today in Parliament" provides a comforting - and frequently entertaining - lullaby as we drift into a state of slumber. It is therefore heartening to reminded that our elected representatives - or at least some of them - are not slumbering through the recess but out and about. With less than three months to go before the next General Election this week is naturally enough an opportunity for a little...
Adrian69702006's Avatar
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 237 Comments 0 Adrian69702006 is offline
Old

We will never surrender!

Posted 01-24-2015 at 03:00 PM by Adrian69702006 (Adrian's Musings)

Fifty years ago today that great wartime leader and elder statesmen, Sir Winston Churchill, breathed his last. Prime Minister during the darkest days of World War II, Churchill was an exceptionally gifted tactician, strategist, statesman and orator. He was also a man of immense personal courage and an iron will.


Churchill famously wrote his own speeches and, in doing so, gave the world a literary gift unparalleled in modern times. He had a way with words and a talent for brilliant...
Adrian69702006's Avatar
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 484 Comments 3 Adrian69702006 is offline
Old

Defending Free Speech

Posted 01-08-2015 at 05:56 PM by Adrian69702006 (Adrian's Musings)

Yesterday, when the New Year was barely a week old, twelve defencless individuals were gunned down at the Paris offices of satirical magazine of Charlie Hebdo. This wicked and cowardly act was committed, we are told, by religious extremists in the name of Islam. This morning a Paris policewoman was gunned down in what may possibly have been a related act, although at this stage it remains to be confirmed.

There is a perfectly reasonable argument that the exercise of free speech also...
Adrian69702006's Avatar
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 8228 Comments 3 Adrian69702006 is offline
Old

A Freudian slip!

Posted 10-16-2014 at 07:18 AM by Adrian69702006 (Adrian's Musings)

Lord Freud, a minister in the the Department for Work and Pensions since 2010, has "apologised unreservedly" for remarks during which he claimed that some disabled people were not worth paying the minimum wage and should be prepared to settle for only 2.00 an hour. We are glad that he has apologised and retracted his comments, although we confess our bafflement as to what he was thinking when he made them - if, indeed, the noble Lord was thinking at all!

Most of the difficulties...
Adrian69702006's Avatar
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 1308 Comments 2 Adrian69702006 is offline

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:59 PM.


Copyright 1999 - 2015 lpsg.com. All rights reserved