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Who Represents You?

In turning down, for the second time, ‘recognition’ via the honours system, John Edmonds brought into focus the potential virtue of the representative role. At a time when the MP’s role as a representative of their constituents is considered secondary to their responsibility to prop up their party’s leadership it is pertinent to question the purpose of representation.

The Last Smoker

Let’s get this straight - I’m not a smoker. I’ve quit. However, yesterday’s call from the UK’s chief medical officer, Professor Sir Liam Donaldson, urging the Government to introduce a ban on smoking in public places didn’t exactly leave me jumping for joy.

Weapons of Mass Destruction

Dear Sir/Madam,

I write to report an error on the number10 website…