There is a long and noble tradition, in mature liberal democracies like our British one, of people putting up patiently with bitter but polite speeches made by defeated would-be elected politicians, for whom too few had voted. Speeches, that is, putting these election losers’ spins on events, typically explaining how their defeats, and their conquerors’ electoral victories over them, might only have been merely “Pyrrhic”, after all. (You know – the Tories won the election, but Labour were the “real” winners, or vice versa – that sort of daft rhetoric.) Continue reading
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I voted Leave in the Brexit referendum. However, even as I voted Leave, I knew that I wanted the UK to remain in the EU temporarily after a victory for the Leave campaign.
I want the UK to remain in the UK until the work is done, in order to lead a campaign within the EU, for the reform of the procedure for a member state to leave the EU, to make it safe for the UK and any other member state to leave the EU.
7th May 2015.
This was my final post during the Parliamentary election campaign period, before the polling stations opened on Thursday.
Tactical voting, or voting from the heart?
To the conventional thinker, the most important votes cast in the forthcoming election will be those that decide whether Mr Rogerson (Lib) will return to Westminster to resume his career as an MP, or whether Mr Mann (Con) will replace him.
If you think less conventionally, you may decide that it is more important to send a clear message to whichever of the two main party candidates likely to win actually wins the seat in North Cornwall, and to the entire Lib Lab Con Trick that wins every general election anyway, that at least many Cornish voters feel strongly enough about the deprivation of children in our communities, of one half of each affected child’s entire family, to vote for someone like me, rather than to vote yet again for the Lib Lab Con Trick that has wrought this harm to children for so long.
North Cornwall Constituency Parliamentary Election, 7th May 2015
Men make lousy mums …
… but, then again, women make lousy dads.
The 1959 Declaration on the Rights of the Child, Principle 6, declared:
“The child, for the full and harmonious development of his personality, needs love and understanding. He shall, wherever possible, grow up in the care and under the responsibility of his parents, and, in any case, in an atmosphere of affection and of moral and material security; a child of tender years shall not, save in exceptional circumstances, be separated from his mother.”
Both parents. Every child. Wherever possible.