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About David Lindsay

David Lindsay is freelance journalist, an author, a supply teacher, a market research worker, a charity worker and a political activist based in Lanchester, County Durham, as well as a Tutor of Collingwood College, Durham and of the Teikyo University of Japan in Durham, and a member of the Centre of Theology and Philosophy at the University of Nottingham. Born in 1977, he served on Lanchester Parish Council from 1999 until he stood down in 2013, together with eight years as a governor of a primary school and eight years as a governor of a comprehensive school. He has also served on the Governing Body of Collingwood College. His books, to date, are Essays Radical and Orthodox and Confessions of an Old Labour High Tory. His website is http://davidaslindsay.blogspot.com and he is @davidaslindsay on Twitter.

Articles Written

Not Michael Gove's Misbegotten Shambles

by David Lindsay

Sat 11th Jan 2014
Michael Gove is a neoconservative member of Denis MacShane’s Henry Jackson Society, and thus also an admirer of Tony Blair and of George W Bush, neither of whom would have got any of the jokes in Blackadder... [read more]

Parties to the left of Labour

by David Lindsay

Tue 29th Oct 2013
In both, the Labour votes remain solid enough to provide realistic bases for recapture in 2015. The main party that has lost ground is demonstrably the other one... [read more]

The American Legislative Exchange Council

by David Lindsay

Thu 12th Sep 2013
"The sovereign integrity of the nation state, opposition to European federalism and a renewed respect for true subsidiarity," is the fifth of the 10 principles set out in the Prague Declaration, the constituent declaration of the European Conservatives and Reformists... [read more]
 

Why Will Labour Not Readmit Me?

by David Lindsay

Sat 27th Jul 2013
On 12th May, I re-joined the Fabian Society and the Christian Socialist Movement, writes David Lindsay... [read more]

Monuments to Conscientious Objectors,

by David Lindsay

Fri 19th Jul 2013
David Lindsay highlights a campaign to raise money to erect a monument to three forgotten groups of individuals... [read more]

Trident: A deterrent or a massive waste of money?

by David Lindsay

Mon 1st Jul 2013
The true social democratic heirs of Hugh Gaitstkell would be, and are, opposed to the EU. Less well-known, but no less important, is that they ought to be opposed to nuclear weapons... [read more]
 

Michael Gove and Antonio Gramsci

by David Lindsay

Sat 29th Jun 2013
It is fashionable to claim that Michael Gove has been influenced by Antonio Gramsci says David Lindsay... [read more]

Not The Wharton Bill

by David Lindsay

Mon 24th Jun 2013
When James Wharton stages his Canute-like attempt to prevent Labour from taking back Stockton South, then that party ought to put down an amendment declining to give the 'Daft Bill' a Second Reading in view of its entire failure to address some issues, writes David Lindsay.... [read more]

Edmund Burke would be Labour in 2013

by David Lindsay

Wed 29th May 2013
A new biography of Edmund Burke has been written by Jesse Norman, and it has attracted favourable comment from Charles Moore, official biographer of Margaret Thatcher... [read more]
 

The writing out of the Radical tradition

by David Lindsay

Tue 14th May 2013
Regular readers are aware of my view of Winston Churchill. On the five pound note, he will replace Elizabeth Fry, whom Michael Gove also wants to remove from the National Curriculum along with Robert Owen... [read more]

The strange death of the Tory north

by David Lindsay

Sun 28th Apr 2013
Congratulations to the Conservative Party on having delivered its South Shields leaflets in Jarrow. Everywhere beyond the Mason-Dixon Line that runs from the Bristol Channel to the Wash is now just "the North," to the Tories, isn't it? David Lindsay reports.... [read more]

Paulo di Canio

by David Lindsay

Mon 15th Apr 2013
David Lindsay asks why didn't they say anything about Paolo Di Canio at Swindon... [read more]
 

Together, We Can Save Our Post Office

by David Lindsay

Sat 13th Apr 2013
For 20 years, central government has been privatising the postal service by stealth. In reaction, the idea of mutualisation does the rounds, writes David Lindsay.... [read more]

Press regulation and parliament​ary sovereignt​y

by David Lindsay

Mon 25th Mar 2013
Patriotism is meaningless unless it extends to active participation in the fight against each and all of the threats to our sovereignty, to our liberty, and to our parliamentary and municipal democracy, writes David Lindsay.... [read more]

The Booing of Churchill

by David Lindsay

Wed 20th Mar 2013
Viewers of Ken Loach’s The Spirit of ‘45 are shocked to see Winston Churchill being booed and heckled during the 1945 General Election campaign. They ought not to be remotely surprised writes David Eade... [read more]
 

The choice to be British

by David Lindsay

Fri 15th Mar 2013
Congratulations to the British Falkland Islanders, including the large Saint Helenian community there, some of whom are my relatives on my mother's side, writes David Lindsay after a referendum that was controversial in some parts of the world.... [read more]

Labour's chance. Will they take it?

by David Lindsay

Wed 13th Mar 2013
Jim Murphy may speak truer than he knows. Labour is on course for a majority of over 80, with UKIP quite capable of handing scores of Conservative seats to the Lib Dems, writes David Lindsay.... [read more]

After Eastleigh

by David Lindsay

Fri 1st Mar 2013
Labour’s disastrous showing at Eastleigh is a self-inflicted wound but it still needs a friendly critic and a critical friend, writes David Lindsay.... [read more]
 

The call for a UK amendment on the EU

by David Lindsay

Tue 13th Dec 2011
There is a rising tide of Euroscepticism within mainstream political parties and on the floors of national Parliaments throughout the European Union, says David Lindsay.... [read more]