Bob Morgan
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Town Council Leader, former Met Police Inspector, former Chairman West Berkshire Libdems. Currently a community development officer: young persons mentor and Chairman of a SureStart Advisory Board.

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The Poisonous Debate On Immigration - And Traffic on the M4

(15) Comments | Posted December 14, 2014 | 7:00 PM

Nigel Farage has further distinguished himself in an outburst to a BBC reporter after being delayed by traffic problems on the M4 whilst on his way to a conference in Wales.

He told the BBC reporter when asked about being late - "That is nothing to do with professionalism, what...

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Has This Sentencing Made Decision Us All Less Safe?

(3) Comments | Posted December 7, 2014 | 5:40 AM

Yusuf Sarwar has been jailed for 12 years after his mother revealed to police that he was in Syria fighting against the Syrian regime. The former Birmingham University student was jailed after being arrested when he returned to the UK.

Judge Michael Topolski praised his mother for...

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Why Do the Media Assume the Bishops Are Our Only Moral Guardians?

(3) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 6:18 AM

I listened to Radio 4's 'Thought For The Day' program this week and heard Bishop Nick Baines taking about surveillance in the UK and the need to balance our security needs with the need to prevent terrorist attacks. He concluded that it was about achieving the right balance - as...

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Ukip Can't Turn Back the Clock

(37) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 7:00 PM

Whilst delivering some leaflets I knocked at the door of a man in late 60s or early 70s - he quickly announced he was a Ukip supporter - in fact he seemed very keen to tell me that. We had a chat - he said that the EU was a...

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Fighting the Health System to Save Your Life

(1) Comments | Posted October 28, 2014 | 6:57 PM

Lee and Alex Cripps are parents of twin girls who are coming up to four. Alex is 36 and works at Reading University and Lee is an IT specialist working for Vodafone. They are a confident and professional couple with demanding jobs.

In November 2013 Alex started to have...

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The Next Election: It's About Foreigners - Stupid!

(16) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 5:34 AM

Nigel Farage has made it plain that even if the UK suffers a drop in GDP; because we limit immigration then it is worth it. Farage wants us out of the European Union and wants to stop the UK spending money on overseas aid.

Meanwhile the Conservatives are promising...

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Men Falsely Accused of Rape Also Deserve Justice

(9) Comments | Posted October 4, 2014 | 11:24 AM

If someone is falsely accused of a very serious crime and ends up in prison for something they did not do and find themselves being abused and having urine thrown over them and they and their family are forced to endure all the stress and shame that goes with all...

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When a Father Kills - It Is More Than Just a Tragedy.

(6) Comments | Posted September 14, 2014 | 11:01 AM

The Radio 4 drama Craven, features Maxine Peake playing a dedicated and determined detective investigating the fictional murder of children by their father after a family break up. In episode 5 - broadcast last week - the fictional detective says "I think a women should be free to change her...

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Are We a Less Caring Country Now?

(12) Comments | Posted August 17, 2014 | 8:29 AM

In a recent Telegraph article, about the refugees fleeing the Islamic State forces and Britain's silence on taking some refugees from the area - Fraser Nelson asked 'What kind of a country are we?'

We are seeing and hearing reports of atrocities committed by the Sunni extremists against Christian...

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Why Is It Only the Bishops Who Get a Say On Assisted Dying?

(2) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 6:28 AM

The House of Lords is soon to debate Lord Falconer's Bill to allow doctors, or someone else in the medical profession, to assist people to end their lives if they are likely to die within six months and choose to end their lives.

This is surely a topic that...

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A Good Man Who Can't Get A Job

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 6:46 AM

I know a man - let's call him John - he sustained a head injury when he was child and it has left him with an inability to write or recognise words longer than three or four letters. In spite of this he has worked for the last 30 years...

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Assisted Dying and Religion

(1) Comments | Posted July 3, 2014 | 6:38 AM

One of the most senior doctors in the Country - Professor John Ashton - has called for doctors to be allowed to help terminally ill patients end their lives. He wants doctors (or a new type of mid-wife) to be able to give patients a lethal dose of drugs to...

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What Our Leaders Could Learn From Children

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 10:28 AM

I have run after school activities for primary school children in a large town near to London for some years. There is a fairly mixed population in the part of the Town where I work. The children come from many different cultures, from white British families - Pakistani families to...

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Does the Attitude Survey Show the Real Level of Racism in the UK?

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 7:23 AM

Racism blights a society and creates unfairness and injustice - it impedes some people from enjoying the advantages society has to offer and prevents them making a full contribution that would otherwise benefit us all. The degree of its effect should surely be a measure of how civilised a society...

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With Such High Child Death Rates We Need to Stop Closing Sure Start Centres

(11) Comments | Posted May 4, 2014 | 8:00 PM

About 6,000 UK children and young people die every year. Around two-thirds of these are aged under-five, and the majority are under the age of one. The UK has one of the worst records in Europe for deaths in this age group.

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child...

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Mr Cameron Playing the Religious Card

(19) Comments | Posted April 21, 2014 | 8:00 PM

David Cameron has told Britain that we should be more confident about being a Christian country and urged us to "get out there and make a difference". He says it is time for the Church to play a greater role in politics and society and has accused some of "failing...

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It Is Perverse to Encourage Young People Not to Vote

(19) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 8:00 PM

An estimated 32% of 18 to 24-year-old's voted in the 2013 local elections compared to around 72% of the over 65s. If this dynamic plays out in national politics and into the future then it is surely dangerous for us all. The fewer people who vote the more likely we...

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Stephen Lawrence Case: Don't Blame the Entire Met Police

(1) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 6:26 PM

A number of Metropolitan police officers failed the family of Stephen Lawrence by not investigating his murder properly. Worse still - officers may have spied on the family with a view to discrediting them, and even worse than that - corruption may have played a part in undermining the investigation....

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Our Attitude to Violence Against Women

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 3:20 PM

Cassandra Hasonvic, aged 24 years, was stabbed to death by her husband in front of her two sons as she was fleeing to a women's refuge. She had been stalked by her husband for some time leading up to the murder. The police had failed to arrest her husband and...

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'Benefits Street' - Its About Exploitation

(2) Comments | Posted January 25, 2014 | 1:59 AM

At the risk of stating the very obvious it is clear from the title of the documentary series 'Benefits Street' that the aim of the film makers was to identify those featured on the show primarily as benefit claimants.

As if that was not clear enough - in the...

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