Paul Geater

Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in the House of Commons.

Elections are won from the centre – not political extremes

Once today’s Scottish referendum is over, politicians from right across Britain will start concentrating straight away on next year’s general election.

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The TV crews arrive at Clacton Pier - but did they find many local people who gave their views on immigration?

Immigrants are good for the country – even in Clacton!

When Douglas Carswell shocked the political world and jumped from the Tories to UKIP last week I headed off to Clacton to try to speak to some of his constituents about his defection.

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Rail passengers suffered further delays.

How can rail passengers ever trust their services again?

For those of us who do not commute to work every day, it is difficult to imagine the sheer anger and frustration that our rail companies put passengers through on a regular basis.

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County Hall/Register Office proposals
Wedding Hall

County Hall’s renaissance is a cause for real celebration

The best news of the week, at least so far as I was concerned, was that the former County Hall building in Ipswich could have a new use at the heart of east Suffolk’s heritage.

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The new trains on the Southern Rail routes from London are much better than Greater Anglia commuter units.

Government and Network Rail put us on track to misery

It’s been a pretty grim week to be a rail traveller in this region with a weekend of engineering work making it tough for leisure travellers followed by the almost inevitable “engineering over-run” hitting commuters on Monday morning.

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