Letters

Letter regarding my resignation from the Liberal Democrats

October 21, 2010

Sent to the DELGA (the LGBT Liberal Democrat group) mailing list in response to an appalling email from a current member of the Executive following the principled resignation of a colleague. I will make no claim that this is well-written or well-referenced. Dear all, I was waiting it out with regard to the Comprehensive Spending […]

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Letter to Student Direct re the Exec and beards

September 29, 2010

My apologies to those readers who checked my blog on Monday for my latest post. I have a 1600 word feature on mephedrone and legal highs raring to go that I wrote for Student Direct; I was hoping to post an extract and link to their website and have waited to see if they are […]

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Letter to The Guardian re autism as a “distressing illness”

May 27, 2010

Published in the Guardian today here. Sir, I must take exception to your recent reference to autism as a “distressing illness” (Andrew Wakefield case highlights the importance of ethics in science, 24th May). I am autistic, and I am not ill, sick, or retarded – I merely think differently to other people, and subsequently find […]

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Letter from Justine Hall, Green Party candidate for Manchester Gorton

April 26, 2010

Last month I wrote a letter (republished here) to all the Manchester Gorton Constituency candidates regarding civil liberties and more specifically the recently passed Digital Economy Bill. To date, only Justine Hall of the Green Party has replied, although the Press Officer of the Pirate Party has been in touch offering to have Tim Dobson […]

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Letter to Manchester Gorton candidates re civil liberties

April 12, 2010

Sent to Qassim Afzal, Caroline Healy, Gerald Kaufman, Karen Reisseman and Justine Hall. Dear candidate, my name is Sarah McCulloch and I am a constituent of Manchester Gorton, whom you wish to represent in Parliament. I thought I would write to you with my concerns regarding the past few decades of curtailment of civil liberties […]

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Letter to Gerald Kaufman re the digital economy bill

March 22, 2010

Dear Mr. Kaufman, thank you for your recent letter in reply to mine on the Early Day Motion on the labelling of products containing battery hen eggs. I’m writing to you today because I’m very worried that the Government is planning to rush the Digital Economy Bill into law without a full Parliamentary debate or […]

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Letter to Chris Davies MEP re battery hen welfare

March 9, 2010

Hi Chris, I’m a member of your constituency and a Liberal Democrat Member, and I am seeking your support for an amendment within the current regulations for the European Parliament and the council on the provision of food information to consumers COM(2008) 40. ENV Committee Vice-Chair Carl Schylter MEP has proposed commission amendment (No 362) […]

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Letter to Student Direct re: Israeli Deputy Ambassador

March 2, 2010

Dear Student Direct, Joe Sheffer writes last week that “the Executive… should remember that they were elected on an extremely limited Mandate” and for that reason the Israeli Deputy Ambassador should have been allowed to speak in our union. While I agree entirely with this statement, the Constitution outlines that the mandate of the Executive […]

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Miffed Letter: re “Fife woman dies after taking ‘bubbles’”

January 28, 2010

Sent to The Courier after the publication of this article about a Fife resident who died in connection with mephedrone: “Dear Sir/Madam, the recent spate of hospitalisations of people who have suffered medical emergencies after taking mephedrone, also known as mcat or bubbles, is a matter of great concern. However, I was troubled by the […]

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Letter to Gerald Kaufman MP re battery hen welfare

January 4, 2010

Dear Mr. Kaufman, As I am sure you are aware, the barren battery cage is due to be banned across the UK and the EU from 2012. This is an excellent move in the right direction for greater laying hen welfare. However, I write to express my concern about the enriched caged system which offers […]

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