Monthly Archives: December 2014

New blow for May’s sex abuse probe

New blow for May’s sex abuse probe as Diana inquest QC agrees to lead rival investigation because of government’s ‘serious shortcomings’ New investigation established to look into historic child abuse claims It is to run in competition with the Home … Continue reading

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2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 1,000,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at … Continue reading

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Ed Miliband’s backyard problem – The Voters of South Yorkshire

Ed Miliband’s own constituency of Doncaster North, together with the seats of two Labour front benchers, Caroline Flint and Rosie Winterton are no longer the safe seats they once were and are increasingly seen as vulnerable to UKIP. Rotherham has … Continue reading

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News you may have missed?

This piece from the Yorkshire Post just before Christmas, when the ‘Prince of Darkness’ is involving himself, you know you are in trouble: Labour must be clearer on cuts says Mandelson as doubts cast of Yorkshire seats Labour’s shadow cabinet … Continue reading

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Lack of information, another failure for RMBC?

I am grateful to Mark Morris the Senior Press Officer for the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, sent me this that has relevance to Rotherham and our ‘looked after children’. He explains his findings thus: It is very poor that … Continue reading

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Ed Miliband’s Scottish problem in 2015

From the Guardian, an interesting analysis of the problem with revolting Scots: Labour set for a bloodbath in Scotland in general election, poll says Traditional Labour heartlands turning to SNP, which could win 45 of 59 Scottish Westminster seats, Guardian/ICM … Continue reading

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Wishing everyone a very happy Christmas!

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there. The children were … Continue reading

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