Archive for May, 2015
Voting systems and democracy
In two recent blogs I’ve been critical of the ‘First Past The Post’ system used in U.K. general elections and suggested that a proportional representation system would be better for democracy. I should expand on this argument. At the U.K….Continue
How do dogs see the world?
Sometimes, while taking my elderly neighbour’s fat dog for his daily walk, I recall the question I often asked when I had dogs of my own: how does their view of the world differ from ours? So well have dogs…Continue
Election reflection 2
In an earlier blog I offered an analysis of the Scottish National Party’s success in the recent U.K. general election. Because the SNP virtually wiped out the Labour Party’s previously unbreakable control of parliamentary seats in Scotland, any prospect of…Continue
On 5th May 2015 there was a general election in the U.K. Contrary to expectation there was a decisive result: the Conservative party won an overall majority – a very small majority (five seats), but enough to form a new…Continue
Great night for Life You Choose!
Last Thursday was the Creative Fusion evening in Glossop to support Life You Choose, the multimedia/arts organization for people with learning difficulties. The highlight was the one-hour film in which Life You Choose service users were the principal actors. Ken…Continue