Britain’s EU referendum is a debate for all: it’s too important to leave it to professional politicians and commentators.

  • 15 Jul 2015

There are few issues that provoke as much passion or cut across the usual party lines as sharply as Britain’s membership of the European Union. Being labelled pro- or anti-European has come to be regarded as a term of abuse or a badge of honour – depending on your view. For po...

The Classic Boat Museum

  • 24 Jun 2015

To download the original article in pdf format please click here. The Classic Boat Museum at Cowes is one of the Island’s best visits. Suitable for young and old alike. It has something for everyone who is interested in boating of all kinds. The museum has an impressive arr...

David Cameron's unique opportunity

  • 11 May 2015

Against the odds and confounding the pundits David Cameron is forming the first majority Conservative administration since 1992. It is a remarkable achievement. Few thought it could or would be done. As broad as the election victory is for the Conservatives it also has deep ro...

Never mind the scoffers and cynics. This election is a moment to celebrate our democracy

  • 22 Apr 2015

Across the United Kingdom, nearly 4,000 candidates are standing for election to the House of Commons in the 650 constituencies that cover every corner of the country. Amidst all the weariness and cynicism about politicians and politics this is a remarkable moment in the life o...

The Royal Navy is Britain’s most effective means of promoting and defending itself

  • 23 Mar 2015

“Without a supreme Navy, whatever military arrangements we may make, must be utterly vain and futile.” – Winston Churchill. The Royal Navy is the most sophisticated, highly trained and flexible part of the British Armed Forces. Every day, it is on active operations at h...

The Floating Bridge

  • 9 Feb 2015

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A time of the year to remember those who work during it

  • 28 Dec 2014

As many of us are enjoying a break over Christmas and the New Year there are some whose thoughts are focused elsewhere. These are groups of people who work on through the holiday period providing the services we take for granted. At this time of year, it is worth pausing for a...

What I learned from David Cameron about interviews. And what he could contribute to volunteering.

  • 15 Dec 2014

Some years ago, I was interviewed by David Cameron for a job. He was Director of Communications at Carlton Television and I had applied for a role in his team. The appointment was for 7.30 am. Appropriately nervous and hopeful, I turned up early, shoes polished, new crisp whit...

Yarmouth Castle

  • 1 Dec 2014

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What next after Rochester and Strood

  • 21 Nov 2014

So we finally have the result: UKIP has won the Rochester and Strood by-election. The party now has two members of the House of Commons. Extraordinary. A real achievement. Well done them. They are on a roll. An unstoppable force in politics. Real slap in the face for the statu...