Barry Kirby

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November 16, 2010 - 0 Comments

Im a fan of the blog as a communications medium.  In this day and age where many people feel like they can not get to know politicians (or anyone) the advent of the blogging politician...

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October 28, 2010 - 10 Comments

There is a suggestion floating around at the moment that in Gloucestershire, having some wards that have 2 members per ward is extravagant.  To this end, the County Council Cabinet asked the Boundary Commission to...

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October 17, 2010 - 3 Comments

Osborne has announced a Mobile Hit Squad to clamp down on those people who are “mugging” taxpayers. Actually, I agree with the clampdown, people should not claim what they are not entitled to, its not...

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October 16, 2010 - 6 Comments

Another step in my journey in political education happened today.  Gloucester CLP (Constituency Labour Party) held a “Super Saturday”, the main aim being that the CLP can choose its candidates for the City Council Elections...

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October 12, 2010 - 0 Comments

Its a tough one, when to make a student pay for their education.  Well its not really, as not many students can pay for it before hand therefore they will have to pay afterwards, the...

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September 29, 2010 - 5 Comments

Thankfully, David Miliband has told us all what his intentions are.  The press has succeeded in making the past few days uncomfortable as they pushed speculation about if he would stay in the front line,...

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September 29, 2010 - 0 Comments

An early start got me to my first fringe event of the day which was a DEMOS/Detica event to discuss the ways of getting “better for less” in public services.  A good discussion but the...

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September 27, 2010 - 2 Comments

A long day today, especially after recovering from yesterdays Fringe events. I saw David Miliband give his speech this morning.  Was really good, though I think his comments about the speeches he had prepared was...

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September 17, 2010 - 6 Comments

Its not too often that we make the comparisons between the local government and the national, however it seems the Gloucester Liberal Democrat Leader, Jeremy Hilton is turning into a right Nick Clegg, a Mini-Clegg...

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