In the last national elections, 673,206 votes cast for valid parties, did not count. The Hondt Method says each vote will only count if that party elected an MP (Member of Parliament), in that constituency.
December Oh-My-God-Cron dominates the political stage and the headlines worldwide. In the UK the spread of the virulent new strain of Covid once again sets science against the economy and public health against political interest as indecision remains the order of the day.
November. COP 26, the Climate change conference, finally arrives in Glasgow hot on the heels of the G20 summit of Rome. The World`s leaders and climate-change activists clock up the air-miles in their determination to get to Scotland to Save the Planet.
October. A Tory Party conference in Manchester, The G20 meets in Rome, preparations for the COP 26 World Leaders Summit in Glasgow continue, Her Majesty is ordered – well, advised – to take some rest, Chancellor Sunak delivers a Big State, High Tax budget, the Entente becomes rather less than Cordiale as a `Fish War` breaks out with France.
September. The hideous repercussions of the retreat from Afghanistan rumble on. Immigration policy lies in tatters as we prepare to receive Afghan refugees, a predicted sixty-five thousand British Overseas Nationals from Hong Kong and more of the cross-channel `boat people`.
For far too long successive Governments of all political persuasions have failed to constructively and definitively address the related issues of social care for the elderly and the disabled and healthcare at both primary (GP) and Secondary (Hospital) levels and to find the means to adequately if not generously fund both.
August In a month dominated by events in Afghanistan and the recall of Parliament to debate those issues it`s hard to remember that August was also the month of the “Covid Olympics” and Paralympics in Tokyo, the month in which Iran launched an air strike on an unarmed civilian oil tanker, and the month in which Ms Virginia Guiffre launched in New York, a lawsuit against Prince Andrew.
- Gale's Westminster View – June 2021
- Gale's Westminster View – May 2021
- Gale's Westminster View – April 2021
- Gale's Westminster View – March 2021
- Gale`s View from Westminster - February 2021
- N.A.B.O Got Double The Amount Of Marcelo!
- Gale`s View from Westminster - January 2021
- Gale`s Westminster - December 2020 – Viewed from North Thanet