Council Investigation Unit Needed

BY PAUL NEWALL Back in the days when I was eyeing a political career, I was sent on a couple of Labour Party day schools for aspiring local government candidates by my local Labour constituency association. One of the tutors was an incorruptible lifelong public servant who emphasised the importance of volunteerism, he’d been a town clerk while holding down a full-time job for decades. … Continue reading Council Investigation Unit Needed

Nationalism is the New Democracy

CSM EDITORIAL Jean Claude Juncker, in an interview with CNN, slammed those he described as ‘stupid nationalists in love with their own countries’ in the run up to the European elections. It is hugely ironic that one of the men responsible for the anti-democratic European Union should be attacking those who take issue with the way the EU is run in this way. What is … Continue reading Nationalism is the New Democracy

Gloves Off

CSM EDITORIAL So, the House of Commons is no longer representative of British voters. Many years of political apathy in Britain have allowed a bunch of careerists, amateurs and Marxists to steal the green benches. A Remain Parliament voted for itself last night and this will not be fast forgotten. The obvious route from here – after a delay to Brexit is called for today … Continue reading Gloves Off

Protect Democracy First

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN These last days there has been much talk of defending British Democracy. Whether in reference to another referendum or to publishing the full legal advice in relation to the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal. There has been talk too of a constitutional crisis. Sir Keir Starmer warned yesterday of a no confidence vote in the Government should May’s deal fail to garner sufficient … Continue reading Protect Democracy First