politics

Victoria Woodhull

Victoria Woodhull was an advocate of free love. Not the 1960’s version of Californian beaches and Woodstock, but the freedom of women to marry, divorce, and bear children without government interference. In the mid 1800’s this was every bit as challenging to the establishment. For [...]

On aspiration

Aspiration: As an ex-scientist aspiration to me is drawing something, particularly bodily fluids, in or out using a sucking motion. I suspect that this isn’t the definition used by politicians. Over the past several months politicians from all parties have spoken about the aspirations of working [...]

Here come the girls

Last month I wrote, “The changing nature of the debate at a political level is, undoubtedly, a good thing but unless women use the position of power to create real change for the majority of women then the pale, male and stale system will be replaced by one that may look different but which will, [...]

It’s THAT time again!!!

Well, it’s that time again. The time where we exercise our well-earned franchise and decide which group of representatives we elect for another term in Government. A group/party that reflects our overall ethos of political, economic and social policies and feelings. Yep, feelings count too. The [...]

Hannah Arendt

HANNAH ARENDT Hannah Arendt was a German-born political theorist. An assimilated Jew, she escaped Europe during the Holocaust and became an American citizen. Her works deal with the nature of power, and the subjects of politics, direct democracy, authority, and totalitarianism. Although Hannah is [...]

Dear Dave,….yours, Disaffected of Chesham

FIVE YEARS PLACEMENT IN THE REAL WORLD FOR POLITICIANS, PLEASE! Why is it that so few elected politicians have spent any part of their working life outside politics? Only 25% at the last count? What qualifies you to run the country and negotiate terms with Brussels when you have never run a [...]