Bob Morgan
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Former Town Council Leader, former Met Police Inspector, former Chairman West Berkshire Libdems. Currently a community development officer: young persons mentor and Chairman of a SureStart Advisory Board.

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Boris Johnson Just Walks Away From the Damage He Has Done

(3) Comments | Posted 30 June 2016 | (12:44)

Boris Johnson has announced that he will not stand for the leadership of the Tory Party.

This after he most probably delivered the leave campaign their victory in the recent referendum. I suppose the early indications were that he was content to put the Country into a position of...

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Who Says We Can't Have Another Referendum?

(3) Comments | Posted 27 June 2016 | (21:20)

The EU referendum was promised and implemented by Cameron's Conservatives to address divisions in their Party because of pressure from UKIP. It was done so that the Tories could stay in power.

The referendum was a democratic process, but I, and millions of other people, didn't sign up to...

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We Don't Need to Leave the EU to Be a Great Country

(0) Comments | Posted 13 June 2016 | (09:25)

The debate, or arguments - depending on your viewpoint, around UK's membership of the EU will increase in intensity as the date of the referendum nears. It is obvious that both sides are putting more simplistic arguments forward to get their messages across. Whilst it is embarrassing for all concerned...

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Children Have Things to Say; A Children's Newsletter

(0) Comments | Posted 24 May 2016 | (08:27)

We asked six, seven and eight year old, children to write a Newsletter for other children their age. Not having done this before we didn't know if it would work or how it would work.

During our first sessions they looked at the lay out and played around with...

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Angry Old People May Out-Vote Young In EU Referendum

(1) Comments | Posted 21 May 2016 | (12:09)

According to a recent opinion poll for the Observer, most young people want the UK to remain in the EU but, only around half of the 18 to 34 year olds spoken to say they are likely to vote. The pollsters found that 53% of young people backed staying in...

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Don't Like Nasty Tory Tactics? - 'Tough' Says Tory MP

(0) Comments | Posted 8 May 2016 | (17:25)

James Cleverley, Conservative MP for Braintree, has blogged about their much criticised London Mayoral campaign - saying that we will have to get used to this sort of personal and aggressive political campaigning from now on. Why? Because thats what the Americans do. It appears, that there is a new...

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Don't Blame Just the Police for Letting Down Stalking Victims

(0) Comments | Posted 24 April 2016 | (09:16)

The publicity around Lily Allen's stalking case has, it appears, encouraged other victims to come forward and report similar cases to police and that is a good thing.

Lily Allen went through an awful experience that would have psychologically crippled many of us - culminating by the stalker breaking...

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The Song 'Delilah' Tells Us Something About Our Attitude To Violence Against Women

(2) Comments | Posted 9 April 2016 | (10:09)

The Tom Jones song 'Delilah' is one of his best known songs and one of the most popular to sing at football and rugby games. It's popularity must be due - at least in part - to the music itself - to be fair it 's a big song to...

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Keeping Our Freedoms Will Defeat Islamic State

(3) Comments | Posted 28 March 2016 | (00:00)

The recent terrorist attacks in Brussels are an unnecessary reminder of what the self proclaimed Islamic State are capable of. Their acts of murder and terror cause waves of media coverage reflecting the sadness: fears and defiance of those effected. Governments are holding emergency meetings and new security measures are...

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Trump - The Worst of Democracy?

(0) Comments | Posted 17 March 2016 | (12:45)

Donald Trump's political success is probably one the worst things that has happened to democracy in recent history.

He has set out a set of proposals that would shame many of the world's dictators - the building of a wall to keep Mexicans out of the US and make...

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Getting a Job is Harder for Some of Our Young People

(0) Comments | Posted 3 March 2016 | (13:00)

A group of us went into a local secondary school recently to do some mock interviews with some of their Year 10s. The school is in the middle of a relatively deprived area in the otherwise wealthy County of Surrey - so the pupils were mostly from families on low...

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Nationalism Is a Bad Argument Against EU Membership

(3) Comments | Posted 18 February 2016 | (14:40)

David Cameron is busy trying to re-negotiate small parts of our vast set of agreements with the EU - under pressure because he and his Government have committed the Country to a vote on EU memberships by the end of 2017.

The serious arguments for and against continued membership are...

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Don't Routinely Arm Our Police

(6) Comments | Posted 14 January 2016 | (14:20)

Met Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has announced that they will be training an additional six hundred Met Officers to carry out armed duties - this in response to the recent attacks in Paris where heavily armed terrorists slaughtered innocent concert goers.

Since the announcement the public debate has...

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Stirring Up Islamophobia To Sell Newspapers Is a Disgrace

(0) Comments | Posted 1 December 2015 | (13:30)

After the disgraceful and misleading story in the Sun newspaper - alleging that one in five UK Muslims had sympathy for Jihadi fighters - it seems important to say and write things which in other times would seem unnecessary if not bizarre. I mean that it is even more important...

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I Don't Want to Hear the Lord's Prayer in the Cinema

(0) Comments | Posted 23 November 2015 | (07:42)

The Church of England is threatening to take legal action against the company who place adverts in UK cinemas because they have declined to show an advert featuring the Lord's Prayer.

Having no belief in any god or gods or afterlife or any other supernatural phenomena -...

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Police Fining People to Generate Revenue Would Be a Terrible Mistake

(0) Comments | Posted 19 November 2015 | (12:27)

Befordshire Police Crime Commissioner Olly Martins has announced that they are considering enforcing a zero tolerance approach to speeding on the M1 in order to generate revenue for the Force. He is quoted in the Telegraph as saying. "If motorists do not like it then they can always stick to...

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Autism: Bullying and Loneliness

(2) Comments | Posted 26 October 2015 | (13:14)

We all face challenges through life and especially so when we are young and new to the world. School days for some are more difficult than for others for any number of reasons - sometimes because of things they cannot change.

I have been mentoring a young...

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We Need to Stop the Online Women Haters

(15) Comments | Posted 30 September 2015 | (00:00)

There is a real problem for us all if half the population feel they cannot express their views in a democratic society without the fear of being the subject of threats to rape them and other misogynistic abuse.

We increasingly communicate on the various forms of social...

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Assisted Dying: Why Are Some Religious Leaders Against It?

(0) Comments | Posted 8 September 2015 | (08:34)

Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, along with Cardinal Vincent Nichols and twenty three other religious leaders wrote to the Observer Newspaper last week - arguing against proposed new laws on assisted dying. The religions represented amongst the signatories included Muslims, Jews, Sikhs and various other Christian groups.

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Why an Aid Worker Is Embarrassed to Be English?

(0) Comments | Posted 3 September 2015 | (10:19)

A British medic working with European colleagues for Medicines Sans Frontieres in the Mediterranean was interviewed on Radio 5 this morning and said she was embarrassed to be English because the UK is so reluctant to except more than a handful of refugees.

This is in contrast to Germany where...

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