Barry Kirby

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July 12, 2017 - 0 Comments

The past two months since leaving the County Council have not been usual given the general election, but the past few weeks have been somewhat of an unsettling revelation about just how much of a...

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January 23, 2017 - 0 Comments

I’m not going to go on about Trump, it’s all been said already, all over social media.  But I am interested in the wider issue of Politics, Politicians and Truth. We seem to be in...

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October 7, 2014 - 0 Comments

Normally I don’t watch Loose Women (honestly I don’t) but I saw on twitter that Cllr Karen Danczuk was going to be on so I thought I would tune in.  For those of you that...

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March 6, 2014 - 1 Comments

You get those days where you hear a story and even though it involves an opposition councillor, you suspect you’re not hearing the full story and decide to stick up for them.  I did that...

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February 28, 2014 - 1 Comments

After being harangued before, at and after the budget meeting by Lib Dems, accusing us of having a cosy relationship with the Tories, One of the 3 Lib Dem Leaders, Jeremy Hilton, gave us a...

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January 22, 2014 - 0 Comments

I get called many things, some good, some bad, but in the County Council Chamber, I had a first.  After proposing the motion on reaffirming Gloucester County Councils objections to the Javelin Park Incinerator, another...

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September 24, 2013 - 0 Comments

Monday saw an early start as my first event was at 8am, which was a discussion with Lord Sainsbury about his idea of Progressive Capitalism.  This was followed by a busy day of looking round...

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May 12, 2013 - 0 Comments

To listen to some Labour Party members, Progress is like an antichrist organisation.  Others see it as the voice of the future of the party, so having talked to a wide range of people both...

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April 21, 2013 - 2 Comments

Yesterday, after Speeches, Questions and Answers, and a nervous wait for the result, Sophy Gardner was selected by Gloucester Labour Party as our candidate to fight the 2015 general election. There was a great turn...

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March 25, 2013 - 1 Comments

Being ex-Military myself, I have often come across people who assume I’m a Tory voter, because the military is seen as the ideological military  home, However this isn’t really the case.   This blog post...

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