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Who should McCain choose as his running mate?

I was looking at the CNN website special area “America Votes” and noticed this (http://edition.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/03/27/possible.vice.presidents/index.html) and it got me to thinking who John McCain should choose as his running mate. I’ve read through most of the candidates and to me the obvious choice would be Mitt Romney. Firstly, because I wanted him to be the Republican candidate, and secondly, because he would gain the conservative vote that McCain is so obviously lacking. I’d quite like to know what other people think, and I’m sure everyone will choose to disagree with me!

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March 27, 2008 Posted by | The Thoughts | , , , , | 4 Comments

The most controversial topic in British politics, seemingly…

I read recently an article on the Birmingham University Blog about Enoch Powell, and the first thing I thought was that this is a can of worms that is always open, yet never properly talked about. It’s always argued, and yet never properly. In my opinion, Enoch Powell was one of the greatest and most articulate post-war politicians to have graced our land, when you talk of conviction politicians, it would be fair to say there is no greater than Powell.

Blair, Brown, Cameron and Clegg – give me Powell or Thatcher any day!

To be honest, immigration is so horribly controversial, no-one will ever be right. It’s terrible really, say anything anti-Immigration, and you are a foaming-from-the-mouth, hood wearing racialist, say anything pro-Immigration, you are surrendering the British national identity. And this is why I am choosing to say nothing, until I get into Parliament!

I’d be interested if any readers would like to leave their comments and opinions on Immigration, I’d be really interested in knowing what the consensus view is, so get posting people!

March 10, 2008 Posted by | The Thoughts | , , , , , | 56 Comments

Conservative Future 2

Well, the vote went as follows:

Chairman

Michael Rock   –   291
Daryl Williams   –   249
Matt Richardson   –   228

National Management Executive

Christian May   –   413
Adele Douglas   –   400
Owen Meredith   –   380
Steve Ricketts   –   378
Anastasia Beaumont-Bott   –   358
Patrick Sullivan   –   347

Matt Lewis   –   339
Karen Allen   –   323
Charlie Groome   –   320
Craig Cox   –   299
Anne-Marie Bray   –   273

I don’t really know what to think just yet, obviously, the Chairman I was backing didn’t win, so I suppose I’ll just have to wait and see what comes of our new Conservative Future “team”. Hopefully they’ll all deliver on their promises, and hopefully I’ll never hear “Vote for me, I wasn’t born Torie” again in my life. I wish them all the best of luck and can say now that I’m excited for the year ahead with our new-look leadership. Pretty disappointed Karen Allen didn’t get back in though, she seemed to know what she was talking about.

 Ah well, good luck, and lets hope the Conservative Future is taken more seriously as a political force from this point onwards!

March 4, 2008 Posted by | The Thoughts | Leave a comment