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SHEDNOTES 67: SOLVING HOUSING AND BENT MPs

The Shed’s attitude to the housing problem is coloured by a lost dream of being banjo champion in a Tennessee trailer park. Nowadays, we naturally like a bit of shed space, and a spare room, and support every man’s right … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 66: How to save millions

Politicians could clearly do with some suggestions for things they could stop spending money on and most of us would not mind too much. The Shed would like to suggest Visitor Centres. Visitor Centres qualify as fairly unobjectionable rural development … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 65: On why nobody is winning the election campaign

The Shed is behind schedule with its advice for politicians, so offers the following to be going on with … The Tories are shackled by their obligations to old Conservatives. New Labour would do better if they sounded a bit … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 64: On Ed Balls and his receipts collection

The Shed is naturally not averse to a cash deal here and there, on the understanding that cash means cash, not a cheque. So there has been some interest here in Ed Balls dithering over whether he expects every transaction, … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 61: On metering the environmental revolution

SHEDNOTES 61: After reading the following report by Christopher Booker in Sun. Tel. 8.2.15, The Shed was ready to swing a point or two in favour of anyone with anything useful to say about this sort of shit. As the … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 60: The smoking vote

The Shed movement takes in a few public-house smoking sheds, where the question about tobacco policy is not about pressing on to plain packaging and outdoor controls but whether there is any chance of turning the clock back a bit. … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 57: more on Ed

The Shed will try to avoid going on forever about why Ed won’t do, but a forage in the files for a thought for the day brings up Michael Deacon, in the Telegraph of 18.11.14, reviewing the Labour leader’s performance … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 56: f.a.o. anyone concerned

The Shed is supposed to be offering a political debating point every day until the general election, so here is one. Child allowances should become school attendance payments, paid through the schools to whichever parent or guardian is responsible for … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 55: Who does Ed look like?

Today, The Shed’s modest contribution to the political debate is to suggest that nearly everyone has got it wrong about Ed Miliband. It is not Wallace he resembles so strikingly; it is Gromit. The Shed cannot prove it yet but … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 53: looking back to the roots of jihadism …

With 97 days to go to Election Day, The Shed makes room for a story written by one of its personnel for the Yorkshire Post in 2001 – in between the Bradford riots and the 7/11 attack on America – … Continue reading

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