Gavin Maclure's Musings

My take on politics locally, nationally and internationally


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Conservative Party membership halves under David Cameron

Tory Activists’ website ConservativeHome has been waging a campaign over the summer for Conservative HQ to release their membership figures after it was rumoured they had dipped below 100,000. After several weeks, Conservative Chairmen Grant Shapps and Lord Feldman capitulated and … Continue reading


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David Cameron forgets he is not leading a Conservative Government

The Conservative Party has started another internal war on Europe. Following one in four voters backing Ukip in the Local Elections two weeks ago, panic has gripped David Cameron’s party. Last week Cabinet members Michael Gove and Philip Hammond said they … Continue reading


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BREAKING: David Cameron in Ipswich to talk tough on immigration

UPDATE: David Cameron experienced the horrendous Great Eastern mainline during his journey from London to Ipswich this morning when he was forced to alight at Manningtree because of “problems on the line” forcing the PM to switch to a car … Continue reading


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David Bowie wouldn’t dare depict the Prophet Mohammed

Yet again a puerile, infantile “artist” has decided to commit atrocious blasphemy by depicting himself as Jesus Christ in his new music video. David Bowie wears robes striking a Christ-like pose promoting his song The Next Day whilst his fellow performer, Gary … Continue reading


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The irony of Cameron’s EU speech

Despite the MP for Ipswich adding his name (as reported by Ipswich Spy) to a pro-European salvo dispatched a few days before David Cameron’s historical speech, Ben Gummer, ironically, might win a few votes off the back of the PM’s … Continue reading


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Will Cameron be able to deliver his EU Referendum promise?

This morning was one of those seismic historical moments which changed Britain’s political trajectory. Britain’s relationship with Europe changed irreversibly with Prime Minister David Cameron’s long-awaited speech on our relationship with and within the EU. That does not mean Berlin, Paris, Madrid … Continue reading


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Cameron reshuffles the pack

One thing that struck me about today’s Cabinet reshuffle is the deliberate drama played out by the Prime Minister of the day. In a parliamentary democracy, the PM doesn’t really have much power. Unlike the President of the United States, … Continue reading