Sunday, September 06, 2009

Out around the ward meeting residents yesterday it was interesting to hear their concerns but also their compliments. The Parliamentary expenses scandal has really damaged politics and democracy in this country, with many people unable or unwilling to distinguish between the different levels of government. It's helpful to be able to meet people face to face and explain what local councillors do as opposed to MPs. When people can talk and ask questions understanding grows. It's a pity that some of the players on the world stage don't remember that at times.
Last night was spent in a completely different task. My sister had returned from a trip to Ireland with lots more information for the family history we're compiling. A couple of hours with the computer and bits of paper and we think we're up to date. Of course, that's only till we meet up with someone else or one of the family remembers something else!

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