Monthly Archives: April 2013

County election – DIY comparison/two weird controversies/Lies & stats/Antiques show

1. County election – final notes Several readers have said that they aren’t clear what the county council actually does or what the parties would do differently. A brief summary may be helpful: See here for what the County Council … Continue reading

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From the County campaign trail

From the Stapleford & Bramcote county campaign trail – from left Anna Aderogba (Stapleford Labour chair), Gill Yamin (County candidate), me, Andrew Clayworth (County candidate). More help welcome all over the constituency – elections are always fun, so let me … Continue reading

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From the day job…

As many of you know, I’m currently the Director of Policy for Cruelty Free International and the BUAV, linked campaigns seeking to end animal testing for cosmetics worldwide and phase out animal testing in Britain. Most people, I  find, are … Continue reading

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Benefits, elections, and do we worry too much?

1. Lady Thatcher Most public figures seem keen to comment on Lady Thatcher’ death and the surrounding issues. At this point, I’d like just to say that I’m sorry she had an obviously difficult old age and I hope she … Continue reading

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What does the welfare bill consist of?

By way of illuminating the current debate, here’s an overview of what is being referred to when politicians and the media talk about welfare spending. Note that this does not include working tax credits (which come under a different department, … Continue reading

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