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CARSWELL’s DEFECTION is SHAKING up BRITISH POLITICS!

What to understand the shock the Carswell defection and resignation is bringing to UK politics:  Think of a prominent Congressman or woman or even a Senator who switches parties from one of the two major parties to the Libertarians or the Greens.  Bernie Sanders or Ted Cruz for example.  That is what is happening. Carswell […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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FOUR MORE LOCAL OFFICIALS defect to UKIP! UPDATE: A LABOUR COUNCILLOR DEFECTS to UKIP!

ConservativeHome is reporting that four, that’s right FOUR more local officials (councillors) have defected from the Tories to UKIP: The Hounslow, Heston and Whitton Chronicle reports that three Conservative councillors in that borough have defected to UKIP.  It names Cllrs Rebecca Stewart, Beverley Williams and Colin Botterill. Looking at the Council website a fourth is […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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SOLID SECOND PLACE in EASTLEIGH for UKIP! BEATS the TORIES and LABOUR!

The results are in and UKIP gained a solid second place finish in Eastleigh, within striking distance of the LibDem winner! Mike Thornton, Lib Dems – 13,342 Diane James, Ukip – 11,571 Maria Hutchings, Conservative – 10,559 John O’Farrell, Labour – 4.088 Lib Dem hold – Majority 1,711 While it is a bit disappointing that […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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LATEST POLL shows SURGE for UKIP CANDIDATE in EASTLEIGH! THIRD PLACE! 21 PERCENT!

EXCITING NEWS!  ConservativeHome is reporting a new poll conducted by Lord Ashcroft (I hope he’s related to my old hero, former AG John Ashcroft) showing this headline: Lord Ashcroft: Liberal Democrats 5% Ahead in Eastleigh But the headline should be: UKIP SURGES IN EASTLEIGH! Now, UKIP is in THIRD place, with 21%, NINE points over […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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RICHARD OTTAWAY, TORY MP, maybe DISTANT COUSIN, is retiring from PARLIAMENT. RAH for him on a good career!

I doubt the retirement of a long time Tory MP would normally draw my interest BUT the retirement at the next General Election of MP Richard Ottaway is very interesting ot me! Here is the article at ConservativeHome with this highlight: Richard Ottaway, the Member of Parliament for Croydon South since 1992 (previously Nottingham North 1983-7), has […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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LOOKS like PM CAMERON is on the WRONG SIDE of EUROPE!

The wonderful blog ConservativeHome is filled with stories about how Prime Minister David Cameron both refuses to use the Eurocrisis to get powers back from Brussels and also agrees with Deputy PM Clegg that there is to be NO EU referendum: David Cameron provoked a backlash from Conservative Eurosceptics yesterday by ruling out both a […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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EU VOTE MOVED up to MONDAY! 67 MPs intend to defy whips and vote for EU Referendum! At least one Parliament Secretary will resign and vote YES!

Developments in the impending EU vote: PM Cameron moved it up to Monday, October 24: The stage therefore seemed set for the following drama: the debate would be rushed forward to Monday, in order both to thwart voter pressure on MPs to vote against the Government and to allow Cameron and William Hague to be […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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SIXTY PERCENT OF TORY MEMBERS SAY: “UK GET OUT OF EU!”; 75% SAY EURO MUST BREAK UP!

A poll reported by (and conducted for) ConservativeHome shows that a majority of Conservative Party members want the UK OUT of the EU and a whopping 75% think the Eurozone needs to be broken up rather than see fiscal consolidation of power: Quoting this new ConservativeHome poll The Sunday Telegraph declares that “Euroscepticism is resurgent […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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GREAT DEBATE ON EUROPE SEPTEMBER 5 in WESTMINSTER HALL! CHEER ON THE EUROSKEPTICS!

ConservativeHome reports a debate set for London’s Westminster Hall on September 5, 2011. It’s really an all day seminar; I wish the Virginia Right budget allowed me to cover it in person.  I’ll see if there is a report, I’ll let you know how it goes but you know who’s right! Great speakers: Bill Cash […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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NOT A COMPLETE VICTORY BUT FINNISH ELECTION RESULTS CERTAINLY ENCOURAGING UPDATE: PERHAPS THE TORIES CAUGHT THE FINNISH FLU!

It looks like the True Finns surged to just over 19 percent of the vote, just over a percent behind the two leading parties, the conservative Kokoomus party (20.4%) and the Social Democrat Party (19.1%).  This Finnish blogger suggests that the True Finns may be asked to join the ruling coalition: The big news of […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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ONCE AGAIN TORY COALITION GOVERNMENT BREAKS WORD! ANSWER IS VOTE UKIP!

An MP I admire very much, Bill Cash, advocates a UK Human Rights Act to replace the “authority” of the ECHR over the United Kingdom.  Here’s his article found at ConservativeHome and at Cash’s own website.  MP Cash exposes how the Tory government has turned its back on its promises in the 2010 General Election: […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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YOUNG TURK ALERT: RORY STEWART THIS TIME! FROM AFGHANISTAN TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT!

MP Rory Stewart, OBE, spoke some time ago on a subject very near to his heart:  Afghanistan.  Here is a column on it from ConservativeHome.  Stewart takes a humanitarian but generally non-interventionist position on continued UK troop involvement in the nation.  Here is a quote from the cited article of Ian Parker in the New […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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PERHAPS A SOLUTION TO THE COMING CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS IN THE UK: DEPRIVE THE UK COURTS OF JURISDICTION TO HEAR PRISONERS’ VOTE CASES!

Melanchthon in ConservativeHome writes that if/when the British Parliament votes to refuse to give the vote to inmates, it will set the stage for a constitutional crisis: We then have five thousand prisoners complain that their human rights have been violated, and they sue for compensation.  The courts rule in their favour at – what […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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WHAT SHOULD CITIZENS IN THE UK DO?

The EU has perpetuated another outrage on the citizens and government structure of the United Kingdom.  It actually occurred in 2004 when the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held that prisoners have a right to vote.  That’s right – the right to vote.  I don’t mean the right to vote restored after serving time […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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HELP IS ON THE WAY! THE TEA PARTY IS HELPING ITS UK COUNTERPART!

Again citing ConservativeHome as a primary source, it appears that the British version of the Tea Party is growing exponentially and is getting help from Freedom Works, former Rep. Dick Armey’s tea party type organization. The Guardian is reporting that the TaxPayers Alliance, a libertarian anti-tax euroskeptic political mass group, is getting logistical and strategic […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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A NEW YOUNG TURK OF THE TORY PARTY? MEET DAVID NUTTALL, MP

David Nuttall was elected MP in the 2010 General Election as a Conservative for the constituency of  Bury North.  (Here’s his bio from Wikipedia and here’s his personal web site)  I could call him a Young Turk but he is only a few years younger than me; however, he has the spirit of the Young […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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YES THE UK SHOULD GET OUT OF THE EU!

The Tory Diary at ConservativeHome (that excellent web site that I look at often and you should too) speaks on the subject that Parliament will not allow:  A referendum on Great Britain’s EU membership.  Tim Montgomerie concluded: I ‘came out‘ as someone who thinks Britain would be ‘better off out’ last May. When I read […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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