Lack of posts due to: Conservative candidates conference on Saturday day, Christmas party on Saturday night, hangover Sunday morning, visiting friends in the Midlands on Sunday afternoon.
So what have I missed?
Pinoche dead! Right wing dictator who instigated the murder of thousands of his political oponents but who also brought in economic reform in Chile and helped us during the Falklands. On balance a nasty piece of work and I'm not sorry he's dead.
Queen's granddaughter is SPOTY. Well done you, Maam!
Labour trying to hide the complete balls-up that is the CSA behind an unworkable gimmick. If not giving prisoners hard drugs breaches the Human Rights Act what makes John Hutton think that "naming & shaming" on a web site won't?
Oh and the media ridiculing IDS an Dominic Grieve for sugesting we tackle the rise in family breakdown and youth crime. It is late so I will park my rant about this for another time, but in short: Either help us look for solutions or shut up complaining about it!
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