With no mandate and a lot of expense, the point of Boss Hogg in charge of the police is what exactly?
The party that cut tax for the richest is also aiming to justify cutting the wages and pensions for public workers – apparently both are for our own good, according to David Cameron’s favourite think-think
Why ditch Labour for the Lib Dems? Former Labour activist in Exeter cites class warfare as his reason for jumping ship as he defends the cabinet of millionares and is happy to be a bulwark to right-wing ideology (but then he was a Blairite…)
The mantra of cut, cut, cut does not seem to be having the desired effect – isn’t it about time to change the tune?
The campaign for elected mayors is beating its drum for local democracy throughout the UK, but the Torbay experience is less clear cut, and according to Michael Meadowcroft ‘elected mayors are a sleight of hand designed to hide the steady erosion of local government powers’
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South West MEP Giles Chichester has written to David Cameron voicing his concerns about policies which undermine the traditional family
While Gary Streeter is busy bemoaning Christians being steamrollered in modern society, he is tied to a controversial radical religious organisation
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Sound and fury signifying nothing – Torbay Councillor demands to say prayers at the start of councils meetings… or you can arrest him!
The Lib Dems didn’t plan on top-down reform for the NHS, so why are they going along with ‘a bill that would effectively usher in a new era of privatisation to the NHS’, wonders Luke Pollard
Politicians don’t seem able – or want – to save the NHS from privatisation
Jack Critchlow takes a jaundiced look at the political conference season
Devon Wildlife Trust and Langage Farm have got together for an ice cream competition. Dream up your wildlife-themed flavour and you could win a year’s supply of ice cream, and help Devon Wildlife Trust at the same time
The New Statesmen has an add extolling the virtues of that Wakefield based firm, Coca-Cola Enterprises
The Emma Thompson and Exeter racism story has had us musing over the reaction. Here are some of our thoughts