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Mark Green

No election here – I’m off to watch the TV

So, election time again. A time for crazy promises from grey-faced men in serious suits, a snowstorm of unwanted leaflets and extreme, headlines screaming out from newsstands.

Last updated 15 April 2010
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Play fair and stop moaning about fuel prices

Can we all stop bleating about the rising cost of petrol and diesel please?

Last updated 15 April 2010
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Any job will not do

We might not always enjoy it, but given the choice, most of us would prefer to work, rather than depend on Government benefits.

Last updated 1 April 2010
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Safe driving just calls for some common sense

Do you sing in the car? Is the back seat covered in old newspapers and Ginster’s pastie wrappers?

Last updated 1 April 2010
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Bunnies tame by today's standards

It's Easter, so what better time could there be for a gratuitous picture of a bunny?

Last updated 1 April 2010
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Now the whole of Carlisle is united – we say the city council has lost the plot

Kids today eh? What do they want? Obviously, the best thing for them when they’re very young is to dodge traffic in our streets, chase each other through gardens, or swing on neighbour’s gates.

Last updated 1 April 2010
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Enough SamCam am dram and get some policies

I was going to write about politics this week.

Last updated 25 March 2010
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Ian Huntley: Maybe hanging is right after all

huntleymc111 The phrase ‘angin’s too good for him’ was used more than once on a radio talk-in I was listening to the other day. (5 comments)

Last updated 25 March 2010
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Public houses, now there’s a good idea

So now doctors want to ban smoking in cars as well as any areas where you might find youngsters. (5 comments)

Last updated 25 March 2010
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Dog washing machine: cruel or kind?

Dog washing machine photo Great news for all pet lovers reaches us from the Japanese section of my page. (6 comments)

Last updated 18 March 2010
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Bring out your wives!

Hello! Shortly I shall be coming among you, knocking on your doors just as you’re having tea, taking a bath or arguing with the kids, to ask if you will vote for me and my party.

Last updated 18 March 2010
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If you’re ill... just deal with it

There have been many attempts over many years to make some sense of our beloved NHS – make it more organised, effective, efficient and less costly.

Last updated 18 March 2010
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Joe's scheme a safe bet

Joe Wilkinson photo I’m closely following the progress of the Carlisle businessman who is looking to build the city’s first casino and ice rink complete with restaurant.

Last updated 11 March 2010
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Government plans another foreign invasion

Aphalara itadori photo The Daily Mail will be furious! The Government is planning to invite thousands of foreigners to our great nation to carry out specific, specialist work.

Last updated 11 March 2010
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Penrith - soon to be twinned with Pyongyang

Interesting times taking place down in the People’s Republic of Penrith (PRP).

Last updated 11 March 2010
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Spend on 3D? There's nothing worth watching now

So you want to watch telly? Do you want it LED? Flat screen? Surroundsound? Blu-ray? High Definition?

Last updated 11 March 2010
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How not to start an election campaign

Are David Cameron and William Hague gullible fools or are they good at evading the truth?

Last updated 4 March 2010
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The BBC needs a major overhaul

sm gaggagreen1 The Beeb needs to save money – so it cuts the services it is supposed to provide. The niche radio stations 6Music and The Asian Network, to be precise. (5 comments)

Last updated 4 March 2010
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Sutcliffe and Venables: Treat them the same?

There is no chance of the authorities releasing Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe. (4 comments)

Last updated 4 March 2010
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Gordon Brown...in wonderland

Tomorrow, Gordon Brown will face the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq War.

Last updated 4 March 2010
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