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Food Poverty Campaign Makes Front Page News

Today’s – tomorrow’s – front pages are full of news that 43 bishops and over 600 religious leaders in Britain have co-signed a new letter calling for urgent Government action on food poverty. The letter, in support of the End Hunger Fast campaign, marks the biggest ever Christian intervention on UK food poverty in modern […]

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Why cutting beer duty won’t save a single pub

[This post was written before the Budget when my blog was inoperable. It is still relevant now especially after a rather nauseating backslapping do in Westminster this week organised by pubco lobbyists the British Beer & Pub Association or BBPA to congratulate themselves on the beer duty cut: bizarrely I was invited but declined.] As […]

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Why Cutting Beer Duty Won’t Save A Single Pub….

[This post was written before the Budget when my blog was inoperable. It is still relevant now especially after a rather nauseating backslapping do in Westminster this week organised by pubco lobbyists the British Beer & Pub Association or BBPA to congratulate themselves on the beer duty cut: bizarrely I was invited but declined.] As […]

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Normal service has been resumed……

Finally WordPress have got their act together and enabled blog access again. It has been a pretty busy few weeks in that I have been:- – supporting Liberal Democrat policy development which now backs pubco reform and action on food poverty. Interestingly a fringe party faction were putting out flyers of the sort the hard […]

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Got a silly idea? Leak it to the FT…..

….and if you’re a Special Advisor, the paper will rub the proverbial magic lamp and turn it into policy for you. Or so it seems to go these days. The FT appears to have emerged as Liberal Democrat SpAds’ organ of choice for such leaks; partly, it seems, because so few activists read it, and […]

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