George Osborne announced his 2014 Budget on the 19th of March. You can read the key points in this piece in The Guardian. But what did bloggers make of it? Well, the fairly tactless and now infamous ‘Bingo and Beer’ posting by Grant Shapps on Twitter was what got my goat, and inspired me to […]
About Sonya CiscoSonya Cisco is a 40 year old mum of three from Dorset. She spent 15 years playing in bands at various festivals and insalubrious locations throughout Britain and Europe. These days she is more of a home bod hence the title of her blog 'The Ramblings of a Formerly Rock'n'Roll Mum' , but she can still be persuaded to strap that bass guitar back on for special occasions. Has an opinion on everything, but always open to discussion. Likes biscuits a little bit too much.
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I will start with something I missed last month. Jax at Live Otherwise added her post on the concept of basic income, and her follow up on the same theme to last months linky, and I found it such a fascinating and different idea that I wanted to include them this month. They also inspired […]
Hello, and welcome to the first politics round-up of 2014. The major thing that got you all talking this month was the prospect of longer school hours. I wrote my thoughts on the topic here, and this post would be packed with your reactions to the suggestion, except that we have a special BritMums post […]
This past week saw the passing of one of the greatest politicians of the last century. Mandela’s life was long, difficult and ultimately triumphant. He provided us with proof that change for the good is possible, and he was a great believer in the power of dialogue and forgiveness, as well as being a powerful […]
It always throws me into disarray when a government announcement results in a flurry of blogposts just as I was about to submit the months politics round-up. Sometimes I pick them up the following month, but the business of vouchers for breastfeeding has taken up my twitter and blog feed so completely today that I […]
It has been a busy month in the political arena- America has shut itself down, it has been party conference season, there was a fairly major press vs politicians spat, and all sorts of other bits and bobs have been going on. As such please bear with there not being a cohesive theme to this […]
Hello, I am back after being allowed the summer off for good behaviour. This round-up features fewer posts than usual as it seems many of you, like me, were struck down with a lack of time/energy to vent over the summer. For me my lack of political outpourings has been partly lack of time, both […]
Phew! It is boiling isn’t it? But what has got you lot hot under the metaphorical collar this month? I will start where I finished last month, with BritMums Live. The Feminism discussion panel that I was so nervous about went well, it was fabulous to see lots of you there, and to hear your […]
An important date was remembered last week, Keynko wrote her post on the 100th anniversary of the death of Emily Wilding Davison. It is less than a hundred years since woman got the vote, and we owe it to Emily and her suffragette colleagues to ensure we make use of it. Perhaps she is a fine […]
I am adopting a slightly different approach to this months round-up and taking a closer look at the BiBs shortlist in the commentary category. Politics can mean many things beyond simply the activity of those in parliament, and the thing that binds all of the nominees in this category together is a desire to improve […]
This is a special edition of the politics round-up to recognise the impact made by Baroness Thatcher on so many. Love her or loathe her, it is hard to deny the mark left on society by Margaret Thatcher, as divisive in death as she was in life, her death set many of you furiously scribbling […]
Morning. Or Afternoon. Evening even, if that is more relevant to you. It has been quite the month in the political world, so I won’t dally, but dive straight in. Lets tackle the biggie first. Baroness Thatcher died this week. A momentous event that has seen her as divisive in death as she was in […]
It was International Women’s Day last Friday and lots of bloggers wrote posts in celebration of all things womanly. The ever lovely Lulastic hosted a link up which is brimming with inspiring posts, and her own letter to her great grand-daughter is both heart-warming and hopeful for the future of women. And the following also utilised […]
Welcome to the first politics round-up on the revamped site, it is looking lovely here isn’t it! Hope I don’t break it with my technical incompetence… The year started with the changes to child benefit kicking in. Ministry of Mum writes as someone who will lose their benefit, and questions the fairness of the decision. […]
Happy New Year to you all. It was a relatively quiet month for political posts, I think most of us were too full of mince pies to worry about much else. That’s all over now tho, it is currently 8.30 am and I have already stripped Ian Smith of his right to an extra i in his […]
Sadly the past few weeks saw a re-eruption of violence in the ongoing Israeli – Palestinian conflict. Dorky Mum makes an informed and impassioned plea for us to talk about Gaza. And Not My Year Off considers the effects of the ongoing blockade of Palestine. Huge companies avoiding tax has been a big story this month and […]
I am writing this on the 5th of November, the day we celebrate Fireworks Night- now I am never certain whether we are celebrating that someone tried to blow up parliament, or rejoicing that he failed- I guess it depends on how you feel about politicians. Someone who might be in the ‘Go Guy Fawkes’ camp […]
What an honour to be asked to take over the BritMums politics round-up from the fabulous Ruth from DorkyMum as she moves onto new challenges. Big shoes to fill, so I will start with one of her posts. Save the Children published a new report into the suffering of the children of Syria. Ruth […]
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