Thanks to all the contributors. Enjoy your day.


  1. Cheshire Girl
    December 25, 2013

    Happy Christmas John to you and your family. I hope you have a very pleasant day. I’ve really enjoyed reading your site this year. The voice of common sense! Enjoy your Christmas break.


  2. Leslie Singleton
    December 25, 2013

    Especially when one is trying to catch up with Downton Abbey so as to be up to date for the Xmas Edition why haven’t they made it clear at the end of each episode where one is at as the Americans say? Something like, “That is the end of Episode 17 and [variously] the end of, or Episode 18 follows on, this disc”. I speak as someone still trying to work out the difference between OK and Play on the remote.

    1. Leslie Singleton
      December 26, 2013

      And why does it say on the packet that uneaten Xmas pudding cannot be re-heated as it certainly be and was in the past? Is this more progress?? Has Xmas pudding been digitised???

  3. JoeSoap
    December 25, 2013

    Thanks to you too. Merry Christmas.

  4. Bert Young
    December 25, 2013

    Many thanks for all your blogs . They have added to my enjoyment and enlightenment . A very ” Merry Christmas ” to you .

  5. Robert Taggart
    December 25, 2013

    Happy Humbug !

  6. Graham
    December 25, 2013


    Best wishes to you and your family for Christmas and the New Year.

    Thank you also for the blog and the time it takes.



  7. colliemum
    December 25, 2013

    A Merry and Blessed Christmas to you and your family, John – and to all who comment here!
    Wouldn’t it be great if we could let the Spirit of Christmas colour our days in the coming weeks and months …

  8. Lifelogic
    December 25, 2013

    Thanks for all your time and huge dedication – let up hope Ministers resolve, for new year, to finally listen to you and the 100 or so MPs on the sensible wing of the party. I am not remotely optimistic they ever will, it is almost certainly far too late anyway.

  9. Electro-Kevin
    December 25, 2013

    I visited an aged neighbour of mine – as recommended by you – to find a party in full swing.

    Happy Christmas to all.

  10. peter davies
    December 25, 2013

    thankyou to your thoughtful analysis throughout the year – merry xmas

  11. Richard Hobbs
    December 25, 2013

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your readers. I very much appreciate your work on this site and thank you for it. We live in very rural Canada (the middle of nowhere for sure) and your blog really helps me to keep up to date with what is happening at home.
    Thanks again

  12. stred
    December 25, 2013

    Thanks and Happy Etc. I calculate that your blog has saved me about £1000 buying newspapers and books over the past 5 years. Enough to insulate the last bit of my house before the seasons chill out periods for oldies.

  13. Kenneth R Moore
    December 25, 2013

    Best Wishes for a peaceful and happy Christmas Dr Redwood.

  14. Glenn Vaughan
    December 25, 2013


    I believe you are a most honourable man. Good luck to you and your family always.


  15. formula57
    December 27, 2013

    And best wishes in return to you.

    Thank you so much for your erudite and informative, stimulating blog. It is a most worthwhile contribution to the political life of this country and it allows me to feel some engagement, albeit vicariously, rather than the alienation I otherwise suppose. Thank you also for your kindness in publishing my comments from time to time.

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