The Budget ducked the hard choices that need to be made.
Graeme Brown was the Conservative candidate in Dudley North from September 2009 until the General Election. He cut Labour’s majority from over 4,000 to 650. With a Conservative Prime Minister in office, it is understandable that the result of a General Election held less than two months ago appears to have been forgotten by most […]
Graeme Brown was Conservative candidate for Ashton-under-Lyne in 2005 and works for a 'Big Four' accountancy firm. There was great excitement last week in the financial world as the FTSE 100 moved above 5,000 for the first time since the collapse of Lehman Brothers a year ago. The FTSE 100 has now increased by more […]
Graeme Brown reviews the debates about slavery between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. During the past few weeks, Americans have had the chance to watch their two Presidential candidates take part in three 90 minute debates. The general consensus seems to be that the debates were a disappointment – that neither candidate quite lived up […]
Graeme Brown is the former PPC for Ashton-under-Lyne and a volunteer in Wandsworth Prison with The Shannon Trust. There are now more than 82,000 people in prison in the UK, higher than ever before. I seem to have read the Headline, “Prison Population hits new high” on a monthly basis for the last year. Anne […]
Graeme Brown, a primary school governor and former PPC for Ashton-under-Lyne, says independent schools need the co-operation of state ones if they are to help poorer children. The Charity Commission announced last week that it would publish guidance for independent schools that would require them to show that they offered a public benefit if they […]
Graeme Brown was the Conservative Candidate for Ashton-under-Lyne in last year’s General Election. As someone who was born and grew up in Burnley, I always keep a look out for Kitty Ussher, the new Labour MP for the town, and was eager to read her article in the New Statesman last week. Kitty begins her […]