Category Archives: Democracy

Breaking News:Victory For the Tinternet and Transparancy!

+++THE VOTE ON CONCEALING MPs’ EXPENSES HAS BEEN SHELVED BY THE GOVERNMENT+++ On the 16th of May 2008 the High Court ruled that MPs’ expenses must be published under the Freedom of Information Act. Tomorrow (Thursday) ministers were poised to exempt … Continue reading

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How To Find Out How Dennis Is Representing You…

 TheyWorkForYou.com is an excellent non-partisan website run by a charity which aims to make it easy for people to keep tabs on their elected and unelected representatives in Parliament and other assemblies. ‘For all its faults and foibles, our democracy is … Continue reading

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2009 Local Elections To Be Postponed Until 4 June

The consultation on ‘Moving the Date of the Local Elections’ was formally completed last week. It is expected that ministers will move quickly to pass the necessary secondary legislation to allow postponement. This will mean that the local elections will … Continue reading

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Politicians Do Not Have Great Skill Sets For The Private Sector

Be under no illusion, there will be no shortage of applicants to fill the seats for Derbyshire County Council . Similarly, there would be plenty of people who would be happy to work hard for their community for the allowance and … Continue reading

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“We Do A Good Job For The Money We Get Paid” Cllr John Williams – Leader, Derbyshire County Council

Message to John Williams – while you (and some of your colleagues) are are so busy patting yourselves on the back, it would be interesting to know what you would all be doing if you weren’t career politicians. What qualifications … Continue reading

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English Local Elections 2009 – 7 May versus 4 June

The Government are proposing to change the date of the English local elections in 2009 from Thursday 7 May to Thursday 4 June, the day of the elections to the European Parliament. While no decisions have been taken, combining these … Continue reading

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BUT it Started in Barlborough Maurice…

Local Election Results – November 1 2007: Barlborough First – Steve Riley ELECTED Labour – Mark Davies Note to Maurice Saatchi to update data in page 55 of “Enemy of the People” with the By-Election results from Barlborough – that … Continue reading

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The People Have Voted…

“Enemy of the People” by Maurice Saatchi pg 55 What will May 2009 bring?

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