Monthly Archives: April 2011

Don’t Waste Energy – Make Energy from Waste

In the last ten years Scotland has moved to the forefront of renewable energy use.  I would like to see it take an even bigger role as a leader in intelligent use of natural resources. This means we need a … Continue reading

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Independent Candidate to Attend Tar Sands Event

Ken O’Neill, Lothians’ newest independent candidate, is attending a discussion on plans to extract oil from tar sands and the building of a super-pipeline through Northern Alberta, Canada.  The Royal Bank of Scotland, which the taxpayers own 84% of, is … Continue reading

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Independent Candidate Attends Disability Rights Protest

Ken O’Neill, Lothians’ newest independent candidate, is attending an event as part of today’s third National Day of Protest Against Benefits Cuts.   Events are organised throughout the UK, with Edinburgh hosting a protest outside the local ATOS office.   … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Double Crossed – Register to Vote!

The Scottish Parliament General Election is on Thursday 5th May.  If you’re reading this you probably knew that, but I thought I’d remind those playing poker or dozing at the back. What you might not know is that the deadline … Continue reading

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Independent Calls for Plain Speaking

Ken O’Neill, Lothians’ newest independent candidate, has called for all politicians to speak honestly about the economy and financial matters.  Mr O’Neill is standing on the Lothian regional list in May’s elections.  He has called for a move away from … Continue reading

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Lies, Damned Lies & Statistics

The Office for National Statistics has announced that UK inflation fell to 4% in March.   This is the UK Consumer Prices Index (CPI) annual rate of inflation, which was 4.4% in February.   Meanwhile, Retail Prices Index (RPI) inflation, … Continue reading

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These Truths I Hold Dear

In case you missed it, I published my manifesto today.   In Time for A Different Voice – A Manifesto for the Lothians I explain what I believe in and what I would like to achieve.   I’ve also set … Continue reading

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New Independent Lothian Candidate Launches Manifesto

Lothians’ newest independent candidate has launched Time for A Different Voice – A Manifesto for the Lothians. Ken O’Neill is standing on the Lothian regional list in May’s elections.  His manifesto, available online, presents voters with an insight into his … Continue reading

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New Independent Lothian Candidate Makes Hustings Début

Lothians’ newest independent candidate made his hustings début at the Edinburgh City Chambers last night.  Ken O’Neill appeared alongside nine other Lothian region candidates at the event organised by Edinburgh’s Active Citizenship Group.  The event, chaired by Lesley Riddoch, gave each … Continue reading

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Put Up or Shut Up!

There are times when you keep quiet, others when you rant and rave.   There are times when you say if only, others when you take action.  There are times when wearing badges and signing petitions are not enough, when … Continue reading

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