EU – lets us trade without political union

The United Kingdom finds itself on the eve of a General Election with, for the first time in many years, our relationship with the EU being debated.  Many hope for the opportunity to have a vote and a say on the ever greater political union which appears to be relentless. Some require  an in/out referendum … Continue reading

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The Eclipse from Bourn Golf Course

It got colder, it got darker and the chances of a hole in one reduced dramatically. The sky was cloudy and the sun could not be seen …….. Except for a brief moment.  And her it is ……

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Golf – what’s your handicap?

A businessman was attending a conference in Africa . He had a free day and wanted to play a round of golf and was directed to a golf course in the nearby jungle. After a short journey, he arrived at the course and asked the pro if he could get on.  “Sure,” said the pro, … Continue reading

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What can be done about the benefit culture?

There is no such thing as free money. Someone always pays. Official benefits are paid for by the tax payer. Informal benefits are provided by charities for example food banks. Other help is provided by friends and families. Help is necessary in a society that wants to protect the weak, vulnerable and those that need … Continue reading

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Cambridge Abbey Ward – fabulous peer research

We are sometimes blessed with people who really care about the community. I met with Wendy Lansdown last week. Wendy has been engaged in working in community development for some time and has a real feel for getting communities to  work together. When we met I was particularly interested in the Cambridge Abbey ward where … Continue reading

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