Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Are we doomed if we leave the EU?

"WE'RE all doomed Captain Mainwaring, doomed" - so spoke the perenially gloomy Private Frazer, star of Dad's Army whose mantle is today being worn by George Osborne - Chancellor of the Exchequer; the second most important person in British...

DES MORGAN: Mr Cameron voted to remain but chose to leave – who’s the...

AS THE 'dust settles' on a referendum which has produced a result most politicians didn't want to happen, it's time to take stock and consider how the decision will impact on the relationship between the remaining members of the...

No Surprises Living in Devizes: ‘Those who have it good think it’s good for...

I WRITE this week’s column sure of one thing; the Conservative Party remains a callous organism, unreliable as Charles Ponzi at the My Little Pony Friendship Club AGM. No apologies, this is not the Beeb. The chance of impartiality here...

No Surprises Living in Devizes: Train station…LOL

Guest columnist Darren Worrow gets taught a valuable lesson after trying to get sensible answers from a social media community. They just don't play by the rules... LIKE Vice City in the video-game Grand Theft Auto, just without the drive-by...

JAMES GRAY MP: My eye-opening trip to Iraq

The MP for North Wiltshire's latest column for INDEX... I SPENT a few days last week in Iraq and Saudi Arabia leading a delegation of the House of Commons Defence Select Committee. We were rushed from airport to meeting after...

No Surprises Living in Devizes: Fiesta De-vizes

Darren Worrow puts away his hatchet and puts on his happy hat to preview the frankly brilliant-looking upcoming Devizes Arts Festival...   PLEASE accept my sincere apologises for the positivity of last week’s column. Possibly, it was those early signs...

CLAIRE PERRY MP: Tory plans put our great nation first

The MP for Devizes with her debut INDEX:WILTSHIRE  column... LAST week was dominated by the Budget and I welcomed the whole package of announcements which together make up a radical plan to keep the whole country moving to a more...

THE CHIEF: How we are safeguarding Wiltshire’s youngsters against child sexual exploitation

Wiltshire Police’s Chief Constable Mike Veale’s monthly column for March… CHILD sexual exploitation. Three words that may not mean a lot to the general public in Wiltshire. But CSE is a priority for Wiltshire Police. It can happen to boys and young...

No Surprises Living in Devizes: The fastest food in town

Darren Worrow returns with his weekly take on life in a McDonald's-free zone... YOU observe other dads sitting around someone else’s litter in the beer-garden. The few who aren’t flicking fingers across their phones stare aimlessly into space wondering, the...

DES MORGAN: Forecasting – it’s a mug’s game

THE opinion of experts is always most welcome but should we always take them at face value. The Chancellor in his Budget speech claimed the 'supposedly; independent Office for Budget Responsibility is suggesting that leaving the EU would cause an...

Mum’s the word on Mothering Sunday… or Mother’s Day

LIKE Easter, our British Mothering Sunday is a moveable feast that falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent, writes ANGELA ATKINSON. Hence in 2017 Mothering Sunday is on March 26. It wasn’t, as you might imagine, invented by Hallmark cards. Rather,...

No Surprises Living In Devizes: Vote with your heart, urge ‘no chance’ Greens

For scarce local fruitcakes pondering amendment from the inflexible supercilious Conservative regime mightn’t be a bad thing, I concluded with an acerbic but obvious notion last week; the price we pay for amiability in this idyllic location is selfish...

No Surprises Living in Devizes: Not in the Mood

I HAD no intentions of writing a column this week; was in one of those moods, get used to it. You lot presume I’ll scribe entertaining rants about Devizes each week and to be honest, it’s wearing thin. All I...

JUSTIN TOMLINSON MP: Britain still a beacon for liberties and rights

The MP for North Swindon with his debut column for INDEX:WILTSHIRE... RECENTLY we celebrated the anniversary of the Magna Carta, marking 800 years since King John signed the original document in 1215 at Runnymede. It acted as a peace treaty between...

ROBERT BUCKLAND MP: I am committed to ending this extremely harmful act of violence

The MP for South Swindon returns with his regular column for Index... THE annual Conservative Party Conference kicked off this week, with members, the press and the public coming together to hear about the Government’s ideas, policies and plans for...