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Grantham Journal column: Give Corbyn a chance

Grantham Journal column: Give Corbyn a chance

Grantham Journal column: Give Corbyn a chance

15 May 2016

Maggie Thatcher was famous for her ‘U-turn, the lady’s not for turning,” comments, but if the present government doesn’t soon get something right first time, it will end up renowned for exactly the opposite reason.


Grantham Journal column: The cruel face of the UK

Grantham Journal column: The cruel face of the UK

Grantham Journal column: The cruel face of the UK

08 May 2016

We are exposed to an increasing amount of animal cruelty images through the media these days, but no-one expects to witness it outside their own front room window.


Grantham Journal column: Why Marc Jones is the man to fill the role of police commissioner

Grantham Journal column: Why Marc Jones is the man to fill the role of police commissioner

Grantham Journal column: Why Marc Jones is the man to fill the role of police commissioner

01 May 2016

Next Thursday the people of Lincolnshire will be asked to elect a new Police and Crime Commissioner.


Grantham Journal Column: Don’t give doctors flak

Grantham Journal Column: Don’t give doctors flak

Grantham Journal Column: Don’t give doctors flak

01 May 2016

As usual, whenever a strike causes widespread disruption as the junior doctors’ action does, we tend to conveniently forget that, like the tango, it takes two to make it happen.


Grantham Journal column: Charity begins at home

Grantham Journal column: Charity begins at home

Grantham Journal column: Charity begins at home

24 April 2016

Brace yourself for the worst Grantham and all other communities in our beleaguered country, if the government continues with its current policies of austerity, privatisation and inward investment.


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17 April 2016

Ever since the Tories hijacked Labour’s basically honest but misguided policy of converting state schools into academies, I have been suspicious of the government’s motives.


Grantham Journal column: That age-old problem

Grantham Journal column: That age-old problem

Grantham Journal column: That age-old problem

03 April 2016

Almost every day now we hear of more people being criticised, losing their jobs and even prosecuted for allegedly harmful comments of a racist, sexist, anti-Semitic, homophobic or other politically incorrect nature.


Grantham Journal column: NHS safe? You’re joking

Grantham Journal column: NHS safe? You’re joking

Grantham Journal column: NHS safe? You’re joking

13 March 2016

“The NHS is safe in our hands.” A pledge used by the Tories to help them win several general elections, but now exposed as what appears to be a blatant lie.


Grantham Journal column: Why I feel Grantham Hospital has vital role in our future health

Grantham Journal column: Why I feel Grantham Hospital has vital role in our future health

Grantham Journal column: Why I feel Grantham Hospital has vital role in our future health

12 March 2016

Last Friday, I arranged for Simon Stevens the chief executive of NHS England to visit Grantham Hospital and meet with local doctors, managers and patients.


Grantham Journal column: It’s good to dream...

Grantham Journal column: It’s good to dream...

Grantham Journal column: It’s good to dream...

05 March 2016

Everyone is entitled to have dreams, but nowadays as often in the past, not everyone is privileged enough to have them come true.


Grantham Journal column: Make the right choice to help others to help themselves

Grantham Journal column: Make the right choice to help others to help themselves

Grantham Journal column: Make the right choice to help others to help themselves

27 February 2016

Chocolate, now that’s a word to catch your attention straight away. Would you like to know how to enjoy chocolate and help others in the process? Then please read on.


Grantham Journal column: How can we decide?

Grantham Journal column: How can we decide?

Grantham Journal column: How can we decide?

21 February 2016

Confusion apparently reigns supreme among Grantham people wondering which way to vote in the forthcoming EU referendum.


Back Corbyn, Labour!

Back Corbyn, Labour!

Back Corbyn, Labour!

14 February 2016

One of the reasons I back Jeremy Corbyn to lead Labour to victory in the next General Election is that in my view the alternative ‘Gang of six, eight or even a dozen or more’ candidates are in fact closet Conservatives.


Grantham Journal column: Where has all the glamour gone in our town?

Grantham Journal column: Where has all the glamour gone in our town?

Grantham Journal column: Where has all the glamour gone in our town?

07 February 2016

Where has all the glamour gone in Grantham nowadays? That’s my big question this week.


Grantham Journal column: Oliver and the Desert Rats

Grantham Journal column: Oliver and the Desert Rats

Grantham Journal column: Oliver and the Desert Rats

16 January 2016

Ever since his novel Rotten Borough blew the lid off the activities of Grantham’s version of the nobility in the 1930s, local author Oliver Anderson’s name has been mud among the town’s hierarchy.


Grantham Journal column: Could we see a new Hitler?

Grantham Journal column: Could we see a new Hitler?

Grantham Journal column: Could we see a new Hitler?

10 January 2016

People often ask me how Hitler-style tyranny could establish itself as a kind of Third Reich regime in a supposedly free society like ours?


Grantham Journal column: It’s time to grasp the nettle and give us a streamlined county

Grantham Journal column: It’s time to grasp the nettle and give us a streamlined county

Grantham Journal column: It’s time to grasp the nettle and give us a streamlined county

09 January 2016

In November, George Osborne explained how the Government will deliver on the promise we made to the British people during the election campaign and bring the country’s budget back into the black.


Grantham Journal column: Where are the protests?

Grantham Journal column: Where are the protests?

Grantham Journal column: Where are the protests?

03 January 2016

How can otherwise highly intelligent people allow their traditionally benevolent community to be dismantled piece by piece in what amounts to a form of nonfatal genocide, if that is possible.


Grantham Journal column: Testing our patients

Grantham Journal column: Testing our patients

Grantham Journal column: Testing our patients

27 December 2015

The plight of all Grantham patients forced to travel here, there and everywhere for NHS treatment they could have had in their own hospital was brought home to me recently in no uncertain terms.


Grantham Journal column: Great? Yeah, yeah, yeah

Grantham Journal column: Great? Yeah, yeah, yeah

Grantham Journal column: Great? Yeah, yeah, yeah

20 December 2015

A long night of nostalgic Beatlemania recently reminded me of just how low British pop music and entertainment has sunk since those heady days when the Fab Four ruled the world.


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