//
archives

admin

admin has written 483 posts for THIRDWAY THINK-TANK | The Voice of the Radical Centre

Growing support for cannabis legalisation

The Tories are split over legalisation of cannabis. The issue is back in the news after the case of a 12-year-old whose medicinal cannabis oil was confiscated at Heathrow Airport. The Home Office returned some medicine to Billy Caldwell after medics confirmed he needed it to deal with severe epileptic seizures. Former Conservative leader William … Continue reading

Pro-EU marchers attack Corbyn and Leave voters

Pro-EU demonstrators marched in large numbers in London at the weekend demanding that Britain hold another referendum on membership. The People’s Vote campaign says a second vote should be held on the terms of UK departure from the EU. There was a nasty undercurrent to some speeches at the event and in tweets after. Liberal … Continue reading

Health Secretary accused of ‘illegal activity’

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt may have taken part in “illegal activity” by failing to declare his investment in seven luxury flats, Labour said today. Shadow Cabinet Office secretary Jon Trickett said his party would be referring Hunt to the parliamentary standards watchdog over his failure to properly declare a 50 per cent interest in Mare … Continue reading

Ex-race chief makes controversial call for tougher policing

Former Equality and Human Rights Commission head Trevor Phillips has called for tougher policing in black communities hit by knife crime than in white areas with less violence. Phillips calls come after recent stabbings in London. Many have expressed dismay that PM Mrs May and London Mayor Sadiq Khan didn’t handle the spate of shootings … Continue reading

Too Much Victory? The Hungarian Election Results

John Morgan reports on the Hungarian election win for Fidesz Defying predictions that a more energized opposition would reduce the parliamentary majority of Viktor Orbán’s party, Fidesz, in Sunday’s national election, their result is projected to be identical to what it was in 2014, with over 98% of the votes counted as of this writing: … Continue reading

French strikers show the way

French trade union leader Jean-Claude Mailly has warned that ongoing conflict between the French government and the unions may turn into a national confrontation over President Emmanuel Macron’s economic programme. Unions are holding two-day strikes every week for three months over the government’s European Union dictated marketisation and compulsory tendering policies for the SNCF state railway company. … Continue reading

%d bloggers like this: