It looks as though we will be spending the next few years debating once again the merits of capitalism versus socialism. Most of us thought this was a done deal; that the argument had been well and truly won in the UK and elsewhere throughout the seventies and eighties.
The headline news that Mrs Merkel was re-elected to serve a fourth term as German Chancellor was expected. But two other by-products of this poll are of some interest. She got 32.5% of the vote, well down from the 41% she got in 2013.
One of the big issues in the recent general election campaign was school funding. We were moving from an opaque formula that had grown up over the years and nobody appeared to understand to a National Funding Formula (NFF).
South West Devon Conservative MP Gary Streeter has been asked by the Speaker of the House of Commons to help chair the pivotal EU Withdrawal Bill as it is debated by Parliament over the next few months.
I have just acquired a new bike. I bought it from an excellent bike shop in Plymstock called the Bike Cellar, which I thoroughly recommend. My goal is to try to get fitter and also to go out riding with a grandson who is keen on the activity.
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