Posts tagged with ‘election’

Time to end uncivil and nasty politics

Sunday, 8 November 2020

George W. Bush has congratulated Joe Biden on winning the US presidential election, and called him a “good man” and the election “fundamentally fair”. Many of us were not particularly impressed with Bush when he was president, but then we could never have imagined anyone as awful as Donald Trump holding that office. Bush’s statement […]

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America’s 44th white president

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

News sources everywhere are proclaiming that Barack Obama has been elected the first black president of the United States. Yet as Mr Obama is of mixed African-European heritage, one can state just as validly that he is the 44th white president. A similar thing is true for Lewis Hamilton, said to be the first black […]

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Deregulated buses in Oxfordshire

Thursday, 13 September 2007

Letter in today’s Daily Telegraph: Sir- I agree with Ken Livingstone (Letters, September 11). In Boris Johnson’s native Oxfordshire, where bus services are operated by a number of different companies, I often find myself waiting for a late-running bus. In the meantime, I have to let another bus, which is going to my desired destination, […]

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Ballot combined with intelligence test?

Friday, 4 May 2007

In Scotland, 100,000 ballot papers were spoilt in last night’s elections. This has been blamed on the layout of the ballot papers, and also on the Scottish Parliament and local council elections being held at the same time, each with a different ballot paper and voting system. The ballot paper for the Scottish Parliament looks […]

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