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QuestionDine 2015: Election Candidates with chips

> From our postbag…

I thought you might like the filmed programme- ‘QuestionDine 2015: Election Candidates with chips’.

In the short video, prospective parliamentary candidates sit down for supper with young volunteers to discuss the big political ideas.

From immigration, economic growth and the EU to free speech, humanitarian intervention and building homes ourselves; they put cracking questions to candidates. But, do they get answers they are looking for? You decide.

You can watch the short video here:

http://www.worldbytes.org/questiondine-2015-election-candidates-with-chips/

> Same vid as at top of post, but with extra written information…

We would be delighted to get your feedback/comments on the video and would very grateful if you would embed the video and share this programme with your friends and networks who may be interested.
Thank you.

http://www.worldbytes.org/

In the ‘I’ Today: Grant Shapps Tried to Shut Down Left-Wing Blog

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Here’s another instance of the Tories attempting to silence Left-wing bloggers and online critics. Today’s I newspaper for the 18th December 2014 has a story on page 4 about Grant Shapps being accused of trying to shut down The Political Scrapbook. Shapps used his lawyers to try to bully the blog, sending it three letters threatening to sue because of two stories it published about the Tory chairman. The same firm of lawyers acting for Shapps also sent a letter threatening legal action on behalf of another, unnamed Tory MP, who was also the subject of a blog post. Despite the threats, neither Shapps nor his unnamed colleague have followed up with legal action.

This isn’t the first or only time politicians, of both the Left, Right and Centre, have tried to close down their critics through threats of legal action. There have been any number of cases of…

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