Category Archives: Politics

I Fought the Law, The Law Won

Emm. No. It changed. A law that is broken on a daily basis by many otherwise perfectly respectable upstanding citizens, including Members of Parliament, senior police officers and potential conservative voters must surely be wrong. lt should be abolished or … Continue reading

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Failure in Planning

An example of the current planning system failing to work includes a site in Glasgow’s International Financial Services District which has lain derelict for a couple of years now. It was acquired and planning permission granted for a new hotel for … Continue reading

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Scottish Parliament 2011 – Sustainability in Planning

Sustainability must be at the heart of Land Use and Planning policies of the next Scottish Government, elected in three weeks time.  We continue to see the urban sprawl creep into the countryside, eating up good quality agricultural lands and encouraging … Continue reading

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The world has a disease… and it is spreading

This strange affliction has many causes but the main symptoms are an urge to publicly display emotions of dissatisfaction, malcontentedness, anger and frustration. People in the following countries are affected by it: Algeria – http://yhoo.it/dGIeGg Australia – http://bbc.in/fBtTSw Bahrain – http://bbc.in/hsGmNg Belgium – http://bbc.in/fI7xWL … Continue reading

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Banking Bonuses

While bankers deliberate over whether to give themselves £7bn in bonuses, the rest of us are faced with pay freezes, rising costs of living and the constant threat of redundancy. Personally, I think that the £7bn should be lumped into the … Continue reading

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