johnstrafford

johnstrafford

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60 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Daniel Hannan: Clever,... · 2 replies · +1 points

Excellent article supporting two excellent candidates. I hope they both succeed and get the jobs.

60 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Interview: "Petrolhead... · 1 reply · +1 points

Another Party Chairman to add to the twenty we have had over the last thirty years, each one of which has announced an increase in membership. Yet membership has fallen throughout this period. What happened to transparency? What happened to Boris's promise to radically reform the Tory party which he made during his Leadership election? When will we have a Party Chairman elected by and accountable to the members of the Party? This is all so deja vu. So sad!

76 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - The Government has hel... · 0 replies · +1 points

Pretty pathetic criteria if a Minister is to be judged on whether they have held a press conference. Judge them on the performance of their department.

76 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Keep Sunday Special: W... · 7 replies · +1 points

In a free society why should Government tell us when or when not we can shop? This should be an individual's choice.

76 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Ray O'Rourke: A techno... · 0 replies · +1 points

Good common sense article by someone who knows the construction industry. Government should listen to him and act accordingly.

79 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Maria Chaplia: Illiber... · 7 replies · +1 points

Maria, my father died in World War 2 see https://battleofmontenatale.blogspot.com/ I doubt if he would recognise some of the restrictions we have now got in the United Kingdom. Was it all in vane?

81 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Alistair Lexden: On th... · 0 replies · +1 points

Excellent article by one of our greatest historians.

81 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Trust in the BBC hasn'... · 1 reply · +1 points

Privatise the BBC then those that want to watch it can and those that do not want to watch it do not have to pay for those that do..

81 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Our survey. Is the Cab... · 0 replies · +1 points

Ministers decide policy. Civil servants implement it. If the people do not like the policies they get rid of the politicians at a General Election. If the civil servants do not implement the policies they should be dismissed. That is how accountability is exercised. Unfortunately we see on too many occasions Ministers getting involved in implementation. That obfuscates accountability and leads to confusion. Those Minsters need to be replaced. I am afraid the NHS is a classic case of where there is too much interference by Ministers in the implementation of policy.

84 weeks ago @ http://www.conservativ... - Meg Russell and Ruth F... · 0 replies · +1 points

Good article with a common sense approach. It should be tried.