April 25, 2013 in Uncategorized
Below is the link to the fifth issue of my monthly news letter, feel free to subscribe through the link or by form on the right hand side of the page.
March 8, 2013 in Uncategorized
Below is a link to my article in the Exeter Express and Echo about the need for capital investment and tax cuts to stimulate the British economy:
March 6, 2013 in Uncategorized
Below is a link to my article in the Western Morning News regarding the Chancellor’s failed austerity program and the need for a change of course on the economy:
January 25, 2013 in Uncategorized
Here is the link to the new year edition of my newsletter, feel free to subscribe through the link or by form on the right hand side of the page.
January 1, 2013 in Uncategorized
And welcome to my website. I hope that this will be an easy, quick way for us to communicate on local, national and personal issues that are important to you.
It will also be a useful resource to find out more about me, the work I do around Exeter and the issues affecting you going on in Westminster. I will update it regularly with news items as well as my personal views on certain subjects.
Feel free to get in touch on the ‘Contact Ben’ page where you will also find links to follow me on Twitter or like me on Facebook.
Thank you for visiting, and I hope you find it useful!
December 21, 2012 in Uncategorized
Below is a link to my new newsletter, you can subscribe through the link or on the right side of the website. It includes the main issues I have been following in the last month in Westminster.
Click here to view The Monthly Review: http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=9e9cc0f442a6611999d458511&id=4a002e2638
December 12, 2012 in Uncategorized
Oh dear. Who is running my poor old Church of England? I expect the answer is no-one, given we’re between Archbishops and given the Church’s clumsy and cack-handed demand for special protection from the Government’s Equal Marriage proposals.Let’s be clear (and to be fair to the Government they have been clear on this) no faith group or religious organisation will or can be compelled to conduct same sex marriages under these proposals, but those faiths and denominations that wish to will be allowed to.
That is the sensible position. It commands widespread public, parliamentary and Church support. Along comes the Church of England and says it wants a special extra bit of law, exclusive to it (and our sister Church in Wales), that will explicitly ban same sex weddings in Anglican churches for ever (or until that primary legislation is repealed).
Doesn’t the Church of England trust itself? The Roman Catholic Church isn’t asking for this special protection from itself. Neither are the Muslims. They appear perfectly capable of making the decision not to have same sex weddings themselves.
What is it about the Church of England that it needs its own special legislative straight jacket which means that if, one day, it changes its mind about same sex relationships it will have to come back to Parliament and ask us to amend the primary legislation it quite unnecessarily demanded in the first place?
Doesn’t my Church realise how ridiculous it looks? As it pleads for Parliament to legislate to stop it making a decision (not to conduct same sex marriages) that it is perfectly capable of making itself, it is trying to dissuade Parliament from legislating to allow women bishops – something the Church says it wants but has proven incapable of delivering itself. I hope the new Archbishop can rescue us Anglicans from this madness.
May 25, 2012 in Uncategorized
As many of you will know, over the next few days you should be receiving your ballot to vote for six NEC constituency candidates and your NPF representatives. I am writing to you about the candidates that I will be supporting as I believe they are the best people to ensure the Labour party is a campaigning machine which can sweep us back into power in 2015.
For the six NEC postions I will be supporting:
If you would like to read more about these candidates and why they are standing for the NEC please visit here.
I will also be supporting the following people for the NPF in the South West who would also really appreciate your votes. I will be supporting:
All of these NPF candidates are fantastic local campaigners but also know that we need the right policies on the doorstep to ensure victory in 2015.
I hope you will consider supporting these candidates, please remember to get your ballots in the post before the 13 June.