Steve Barker of Tiddington, Oxford, urgently needs some help for his Doctoral research at Oxford Brookes University Business School into
the effect of involuntary redundancy on attitudes to work in future jobs.
To date, no one has looked into this, and the results could be very far reaching.
Continue reading SOS research help needed for Constituent
Setting the pre-election tone:
One hears of happy families, where children don't do wrong,
This isn't one of them I fear: it's not that kind of song.
If that were so, there'd be no point, in telling this, our saga.
We'd all be happy, baking bread, and sitting round the Aga
Continue reading The Boris followers
Wibbler had a fantastic day with us recently in Boris Johnson's office. Luckily for him we had secured tickets to the House of Lords Gallery and the House of Commons Gallery so he could get a good idea of the proceedings.
Continue reading Simon Stacpoole, aka Boriswatch, at Westminster
would knight Jamie Oliver for his services towards improved nutrition in school food.
School liver was an early lesson in life
Boris speaks from personal experience when he backs compulsory school dinners:
if that means nothing but liver, on some days, so be it. It would certainly mean less obesity
Continue reading DT comment – School Lunches and Jamie Oliver
Boris is oblivious to the bombs around him at the convention centre in Baghdad:
Had you told me that four shells had landed only 100 metres away, scattering shrapnel, I expect I would have hurled myself to the floor like any other self-respecting MP, a species widely credited with a cockroach-like instinct for survival.
Continue reading Comment from Baghdad (DT)
Boris forms part of a cross-party delegation of backbench MPs visiting Iraq this week.
He will be having meetings in Basrah and Baghdad.
Boris Johnson puts the Government on a par with the IRA:
Continue reading DT Comment – IRA and Labour
Press Release on pig swill-feeding
Boris Johnson MP backs calls for Swill-feeder compensation
Boris Johnson MP, co-hosting a Country Land and Business Association sponsored video screening and discussion with George Howarth MP, last week denounced the Government's handling of the 2001 Foot and Mouth crisis and the subsequent ban on swill-feeding. Mr Johnson branded this ban a 'knee-jerk' reaction designed to divert and distract attention away from the Government.
"The whole of a British industry was destroyed at the stroke of a bureaucrat's pen. These people had their livelihoods snatched from them by a Government which had, up until a few months before the outbreak, been actively encouraging them to invest in MAFF approved swill processing equipment.
"This ban was the result of one farmer's illegal swill-feeding practices, practices which the Government well knew about. Had the Government acted as it was obliged to under existing legislation, as set out by the Animal By Products Order 1999, then this horrendous episode would never have happened. Instead, our landfill sites pile ever ominously higher, our sewers clog ever thicker and ex swill-feeders such as my constituent Mick Eadle, victimized by a Government desperate to tar anyone and everyone but itself, have lost everything. At the very least I strongly believe the Government has a moral duty to compensate these people".
Ok all you planetbrains out there, help me with this one.
Continue reading THOUGHT FOR TODAY