Mark's Musings

A miscellany of opinions, thoughts, rants and comments

3 April 2015
by Mark
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Zero Thought

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One of the subjects that cropped up in the Leaders’ debate yesterday evening was zero hours contracts. Ed Miliband wants to effectively abolish them. David Cameron’s response was that Labour have a “zero jobs” approach. In the double-header interview previously, … Continue reading

25 February 2015
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MPs to be banned from taking jobs that Ed doesn’t approve of (if he gets in, of course)

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Ed Miliband has just sent me[1] an email in which he said It’s time to stop MPs taking second jobs once and for all. Your MP should be working solely in the interests of you and your community. and then … Continue reading

2 November 2014
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No, Ed, we still don’t need English Regions.

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Regional devolution is back in the news following the Scottish referendum. The latest proposal to give more power to the regions comes from Ed Miliband, who wants to replace the House of Lords with an elected senate representing the “regions … Continue reading

23 March 2011
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Thunderbird tells it like it is

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Sad political nerd that I am, I’m signed up to the email mailing lists of all the main parties. So, this afternoon, the expected post-budget missives dropped into my inbox. I was rather amused to see, though, that Thunderbird apparently … Continue reading