Opinions

Wigan Observer - Tuesday 8th October

On the Prime Minister’s recent visit to Manchester, Boris Johnson compared the performance and ability of mayors around the country, saying that “some are better than others”.  Ultimately, the Prime Minister has delivered for London and now wants to deliver for the United Kingdom so, I expect, in

Wigan Observer - Tuesday 27th August

How do you judge a politician?  Is it what they say or how they say it; is it their style or the humour they bring with it; is it their earnestness and virtue signalling?  Obviously, a politician needs to be a good performer and it helps the listener if there is a little humour or passionate orat

Wigan Observer - 30th July 2019

Jeremy Corbyn visited Liverpool to endorse the building of the Mersey Barrage to be used as an incredibly expensive way to generate electricity and, at the same time, save the planet from global warming.

Wigan Observer - 16th July 2019

“There we have it folks, proof if any was needed that the Labour Party IS institutionally racist and will be until Corbyn and his cronies go #EnoughIsEnough #Panorama”.

Wigan Observer - 2nd July 2019

Parliament is plumbing the depths yet again and this political era is so different to any I have seen before. There were challenging times when Labour took the UK into the second Gulf War or had to pick up the pieces of the banking collapse and economic meltdown.

Wigan Observer - Tuesday 4th June

Democracy is a fragile thing and how we do it in the United Kingdom -  universal suffrage from the age of 18 - only goes back a matter of decades. It now seems natural, a part of the warp and weft of British culture, but it is now going through a crisis.

Wigan Observer - Tuesday 21st May

Do politicians take you for granted? Is their constituency so safe that people say, “if you put a red rosette on a donkey it would still win”?

Wigan Observer - Tuesday 7th May

The North/South divide has long-been the concern of a great many people. The media and politicians often refer to London and the South East as an area that receives substantially more investment and the North has suffered for decades with a lack of investment.

Wigan Observer - 9th April 2019

Parliament is not working as it should because politicians are not doing what their voters instructed them to do. The whole working of government has seized up because of political infighting and no resolution is in sight.