Category Archives: Behind the Headlines

Democracy, Voting, and Fairness

Yes, yes, yes, I know, we had a referendum about electoral reform and ‘we lost it’ as some would say. So why bang on about it? There are several reasons for this: but the most recent is the fact that … Continue reading

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TTIP: European Commission Consultation – WE DID IT

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has featured on this blog several times before. Today, just for a change, there is some good news on this topic.   The European Commission launched a consultation on this issue in the … Continue reading

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People vs Politicians – We Know What They Think – We Can Vote Accordingly

This post also appears on the Haringey Green Party website. It’s not often that you get a web link by pure chance that actually has useful and really interesting information. But just recently, someone sent me link to the website … Continue reading

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Why the NHS matters – and why it matters that it stays in public hands

There’s been an interesting infographic going round Twitter which I thought worth sharing here: The graphic is a bit difficult to read so here’s the wording against each row of figures in order (top to bottom): Had a medical problem … Continue reading

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TTIP – the discussion rolls on

The campaigns to stop the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) continue apace. And the same holds true for the Canada EU Trade Agreement (CETA). And we can’t afford to sit back and hope for the best, because our own … Continue reading

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Backbench Business in the House of Commons – What it does and doesn’t mean

Palestine vote: MPs take historic decision to recognise Palestinian state. That headline is from the Independent on 13 October 2014, the day the vote took place. I applaud this decision; indeed, think this is an immensely important moment. As other … Continue reading

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Note to the Telegraph: Green MEP is not an avid bee keeper

Originally posted on Hynd's Blog:
Molly Scott Cato MEP – not an “avid bee keeper” I was pleasantly surprised to see in today’s Daily Telegraph (not the natural bedfellows of The Green Party) an article that seriously examined the…

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