One of the great hurdles that the Drivers' Union must overcome is the raw emotional blackmail of the charity sponsored grieving mother who is shamelessly exploited on TV to perpetuate the "speeding kills" myth. I am delighted to join Keith Peat and his highly experienced team of real experts to get evidence backed road safety measures in place and lose the profit motive which does such disservice to our motorists and drives a wedge between middle England and the police.
One dictionary defines "crap" as vulgar slang for "something of extremely poor quality". That's a fair description for this government's pledge to be "the greenest government ever" - and of its energy policy, or rather failure to match the urgent need to have an energy policy.
Unless the terms and benefits of self-government outside the EU are spelled out in detail, the debate over Britain's relationship with the EU will remain fundamentally impoverished. If UKIP wants to prove its credentials as a serious party the onus is on it to actually set out its vision of a self-governing country. Empty rhetoric about self-government is not a substitute for informed policy debate.
Paul Sykes has made a lot of money - benefiting from free trade to China by selling them our old buses, playing a key role in the early days of British internet, as well as flogging land to the developers of Meadowhall shopping centre near Sheffield....
It is bandied about by the press that the 2015 general election will be competitive. Naturally, sustaining such a narrative sells papers. However, when observing the statistics with an impassive and unpartisan mindset, one realises that not only is the general election Labour's to lose; it is almost inconceivable that the party could lose it.
We're not interested in winding back the clock. We don't see the world as an epic struggle between capital and labour. And we don't have all the answers. Yet. What we do see is people being disempowered. And not just by the government. What marks out the political discourse of my generation is that we have organised against any power which negatively impacts our lives.
How can we arrest this economic and moral decline with an electoral system which gives a vote to anybody and everybody, who happens to be over eighteen years old. The system must reform, we need a complete reappraisal to reflect, as we did in the 1840s, more electoral power for those who create the revenue so disappointingly squandered by a bloated administration.
The most recent front-pages from the Daily Express demonstrates their retreat from reality into the realm of myth... There is a very real danger of the Express co-opting and channelling a real and legitimate frustration and sense of betrayal against vulnerable migrants.
The 25th of October was a day like every other, a bit nippy maybe, but otherwise positively unremarkable. However, for me, and maybe for Grant Shapps it was more significant than your average Friday.
UKIP first London elected Councillor Lawrence Webb has launched a verbal attack on the spending policies of a London council. The rant was in response to the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea spending a staggering £271,000 on translation services to people whose first language is not English since 2011.
This week the European Union agreed to resume membership talks with Turkey. The EU's European affairs ministers, meeting in Luxembourg, said the talks would restart on 5 November, after being stalled for three years...
Left or right? Ten per cent of people in a recent poll thought that Nigel Farage was left wing. Let's take a look at some of Ukip's policies and perhaps those polled and the media commentariat might re-consider their stereotypical view of us...
Gradually the British people are wising up to the reality that the democracy here is an illusion, one created by the political establishment to maintain the status quo, that being the rich get richer and the poor become poorer...except now, economic upturn or no, there are a lot more poor people.
My bedside radio began spouting all sort of emotive nonsense as early as 6am and Sky News appear to be on the same bandwagon. It appears people across the length and breadth of the UK are up in arms about the sheer numbers of 'foreigners' bombarding these shores and turning our isle into an unrecognisable 'melting pot' nightmare.
Ukip represent the greatest danger facing the Eurorealist cause within the Conservative Party. Why? Because on their current heading they could deprive the Conservative Party of the marginal seats and votes in Parliament to fend off a Lib-Lab coalition. That would spell the end of Britain's chances of a referendum, of an exit from the EU, or even a renegotiated relationship with Brussels.
Once again, Sky News has taken the lead. It spearheaded the broadcasters successful campaign to secure leader's debates in the 2010 general election. Now John Ryley, head of Sky News, has proposed a formula for debates in 2015. His main proposal is that Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party, should be excluded. Voters think differently....