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Labour policy: does the House of Lords need to go?

by Marrick on January 22, 2015

Ed Miliband announced in a speech to the Labour North West regional conference late last year that he plans not just to reform the House of Lords, but to abolish it altogether, replacing it with a fully elected “Senate”. Critics claim the House of Lords represents a unique resource of expertise which has been instrumental […]

How much will it cost you to vote Green in May 2015?

by Marrick on January 21, 2015

I’ve just had a read of the Green manifesto. It’s just a trite wish list, full of contradictions and non sequiturs. Most of it reads well and gets nods of approval from any right (as in left) thinking person, but behind their policies hides a basic truth – going Green will cost a lot. And […]

Eastleigh Blues

by Marrick on February 28, 2013

The press have been working hard to undermine the Liberal Democrats in the run up to the by-election, but the anti-Tory feeling is running high. The electorate seems to have turned against the government and their divisive and failing economic policies and it may well be that despite a massive amount of money being pumped […]

Why the lightweight chump got upset with the Telegraph

by Marrick on October 22, 2012

Iain Martin wrote an opinion piece in the Telegraph today titled: Cameron is out of his depth The opening paragraph read: "The Tories problems lie with the man at the top, writes Iain Martin…" Less than an hour later, the headline changed to "Out of his depth?" and then, "Is Cameron out of his depth?" […]

Ed confounds his critics as Labour confirm their 10% lead in the polls

by Marrick on July 23, 2012

The latest You Gov / Sun poll reveals that Labour has established a firm lead in the polls of about 10 points. http://cdn.yougov.com/cumulus_upload…lts-230712.pdf Latest YouGov/The Sun results 23rd July CON 33%, LAB 43%, LD 9%, UKIP 8%; APP -35 That bloody Miliband, he##Q##s a terrible leader…

Why has Labour taken a significant lead in the polls and can they sustain it?

by Marrick on March 28, 2012

Has Ed got it right? Can the man who the Conservative media are at great pains to paint as a poor leader be manoeuvring Labour into a winning position? Or are the Tories shooting themselves in the foot now, then hoping they can reap the benefits later?  As of today Labour are ten points clear […]

Shut it, fatty–this is an intelligent debate

by Marrick on March 6, 2012

I don’t very often rage at the telly: living-room rage is even worse for the heart than its road equivalent. This is mostly because there are far more opportunities for outrage coming from the goggle-box than anything my fellow motorists ever do. Last night, however, I had a little tantrum at an incident broadcast on […]

Why should the BBC pay its own way?

by Marrick on July 10, 2010

There’s an idea being floated in the ranks of power that the BBC should be made to pay its own way. The concept is that through its own endeavours, the BBC should fund its activities and perform as a commercial organisation would have to. I disagree and I’ll tell you why. If the BBC had […]

Neo-Corporatism: Early Signs

by Marrick on April 25, 2005

Digital Rights Management is more than just a software device to maintain the copyright of published material. It is a reflection of a new philosophy that will ultimately lead to a society in which consumers own nothing, where the nightmare of the dispossessed comes true and corporate bodies own everything. The logical extension of this […]