Ill-gotten gains from Economic Crime

If the government needs to find money to pay for the pandemic, it's looking in the wrong place, says Jonathan Smith

Read more

Viruses can be political

It seems that COVID is not the only virus stalking society, whose presence amongst us is becoming endemic, and prompts the exhortation: “You’ll have to learn to live with it.”

Read more

BBC under attack

The BBC needs our support now, more than ever before, says Jonathan Smith

Read more

Johnson is losing the Farmers

Farmer's Weekly reports that support for the Conservatives is crumbling, with the Liberal Democrats being the main gainers.

Read more

The costs of Brexit

"When one of our most successful Cheshire businessmen savages the Brexit deal done by Boris Johnson, it confirms what others have been saying with increasing concern, and underlines our need to take note", says Jonathan Smith.

Read more

Lockdown: the experts are not 'fanatics'

In a further demonstration of just how out-of-touch our Tatton MP, Esther McVey, is with public opinion and concerns, she was quoted this week in the Sun saying that people shouldn’t be cowed by "scaremongering by the lockdown fanatics" - says Jonathan Smith

Read more

Goodwill for some

Goodwill for Some - warns Jonathan Smith

 

This is the season of “goodwill to all men (and women)”, a time when all our festive and religious traditions have a focus on the joys and responsibilities of shared humanity. So, for our Government to choose this very moment to announce steps to undermine and weaken human rights legislation is both cynical and deeply worrying.

Read more

There is a local link

Sometimes an image - usually a photo - is so shocking, so disturbing, that it takes your breath away. This is one.

Read more

Social Care Confusion

 

In response to the latest proposals for the funding of social care, it seems – from personal contacts and national surveys – that the most frequent comment is: “I really don’t know what it will all mean, for my relatives, or for me”, says Jonathan Smith

 

Read more

Macclesfield Birth Services still under threat

  Maternity and family services at Macclesfield Hospital   are under threat, warns Jonathan Smith.

Read more

Sign in with Facebook, Twitter or Email.