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.
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.
01 May 2016
Next Thursday the people of Lincolnshire will be asked to elect a new Police and Crime Commissioner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
21 February 2016
Confusion apparently reigns supreme among Grantham people wondering which way to vote in the forthcoming EU referendum.
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.
07 February 2016
Where has all the glamour gone in Grantham nowadays? That’s my big question this week.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.