Posted on 10:01am Saturday 4th May 2013
Leave York Alone Please! I loved Richard Catton's article “Cars are here to stay, Mr Merrett” in The Press on Friday 3rd May. He makes a clear argument against spending £170,000 on an idiotic (my word) experiment to solve traffic problems by closing Lendal Bridge to private cars between 10:30 and 17:00.
Posted on 8:25pm Thursday 11th October 2012
I was pleased to see that people are starting to think about the 100th anniversary of the First World War that began on 28th July 1914. I visited battle sites and war graves in France and Belgium with my children as I believe we should all be aware of what war really means.
Posted on 1:03pm Tuesday 9th October 2012
Cutting benefits for groups who receive little public sympathy may make for a good Conference speech, but it risks increasing poverty and hardship. And unless there is a follow up 'master plan' for creating more and better jobs, massively increasing access to them and sorting out the housing crisis it's not likely to do as much as those advocating further cuts are hoping to reduce the deficit or people’s dependency on the state.
Posted on 8:10pm Saturday 8th January 2011
As Heritage Champion I've urged the fire brigade chiefs not to abandon the station on Clifford Street and move fire engines away from the city centre. This will only put York's heritage at risk.
Posted on 11:16am Friday 3rd December 2010
'Freedom of Information' in Britain has exposed much and is stopping more. Over 70 MPs are no longer claiming expenses. There have been some apologies, repayments and examples made in courts. There is much still to do before we have a truly fair society.
Posted on 9:33am Friday 26th November 2010
They are not content with the honour and the pride of being trusted with the taxes for the well being of all the peoples who generate that wealth. They treat it as their own to take what they want and dole out sparingly to others, while hiding what they don't need in foreign banks, out of reach to the tax collectors everybody else must obey.
Posted on 1:15pm Monday 22nd November 2010
The situation the nation is in today is on a par with wartime and, as much as they tell us we are 'in it together', it doesn't feel that way. For the large majority it feels we are on our own, with support under fire and fighting for them.
Posted on 12:28pm Monday 15th November 2010
There is a massive political argument going on about the NHS and services. Costs have to be made, BUT!!!
Posted on 12:25pm Friday 12th November 2010
We deserve proper management, at reasonable cost, of our relatively small nest eggs of pensions and savings to cushion us against forced loss of our homes, unemployment, sickness and old age!!!
Posted on 2:40pm Thursday 11th November 2010
The benefits system is too complicated and encourages it’s use as an option for work. Many with established wealth, and top earnings, see legal tax avoidance (by which law?) and fiddling from the public purse as options. Both devalue the pride and genuine satisfaction of honest work.
Posted on 12:25pm Monday 8th November 2010
Although Rule Britannia does not have the quite same relevance these days, those times and people should never be forgotten and we should always be proud to join together and do our best for our country.
Posted on 7:14pm Wednesday 3rd November 2010
Life is getting tougher at the top and time is running out. One good system the Americans have. Mid term elections!!