Politics

  • Real life: Macnaughty’s Manifesto – Vote For Me

    By A Modern Military Mother on July 6, 2016
    I am devastated by the Referendum. It consumes me. I am ranting on Facebook, but like any bad drug, it’s not helping and instead, making the despair worse. I am getting stuck into conversations with people who are impolite and cannot debate without slinging insults. This is annoying. People assume they know my politics and they don’t; so I have […]
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  • Electoral Reform Society Welcomes Report on Voter Engagement

    By on November 14, 2014
    Responding to the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee’s report Voter engagement in the UK, published today, Katie Ghose, Chief Executive of the Electoral Reform Society, said: “Voter disengagement is the central political challenge of our time, and the Committee should be applauded for its excellent work in this area. We wholeheartedly support the report’s recommendations on reforming voter registration to […]
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  • MAKE CHILDCARE 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE

    By on June 27, 2013
    MAKE CHILDCARE 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE   #makechildcare100percenttaxdeductible Based in Wiltshire, UK Parent Blogger, Clare Macnaughton, A Modern Military Mother vows to form an army of parents who support the notion that childcare is 100% tax deductible I am UK parent blogger, Clare Macnaughton, A Modern Military Mother, and I am trying to raise an army of working parents to create change […]
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  • Vendee Globe Live Start Commentary!

    By on November 9, 2012
    So far, over one million people have visited the Race Village for the Vendee Globe round the world solo yacht race, in Les Sable d’Olonne, France, demonstrating the enormous worldwide interest in this insane race, and AMMM will be providing the lead commentary for the English web broadcast of the start! However, will she be able to keep her audience […]
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  • Real Life: The Good Life?

    By on May 23, 2012
    PLUS CA CHANGE , PLUS C’EST LA MEME CHOSE. James Macnaughton, my Father-in-Law, writes in a guest blog about how times are not so different today than over 30 years ago! It’s funny how one’s mind works, sometimes ! The wise French proverb “The more things change, the more they are the same” reminded me of events in 1973-74 (when […]
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  • What’s all the fuss about? We’re not Europeans!

    By on December 14, 2011
    Holidays are one thing, a week in Spain or Greece enjoying the sunshine, a food pilgrimage to Italy or a dash through France for an elegant weekend on the Riviera. Trips to Germany and Holland always make us smile, as we get a glimpse of how life in Britain could be with our closest cousins if relatively minor social shifts […]
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  • Chickens and Hand Grenades

    By on November 9, 2011
    Chickens and Hand Grenades The first time I ever threw a hand grenade was quite a tense occasion….you are gripped with performance anxiety and quite rightly so! When you throw a cricket ball or a stone, they won’t kill you if you fluff the throw and it drops at your feet. Unfortunately, the L109A1, which came into service in the […]
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  • Longleat’s Tigers Are Grrrrrr-eat!!!!

    By on September 7, 2011
    Maybe I am having a mid-life crisis. I am 40 next birthday and so I am primed and ready for one. For the last year, I have been thinking a lot about freedom, independence, feminism, being a woman, the divine feminine, mother earth, mother nature, conservation, sustainability, survival, war, why war, health, wealth, love and happiness. I feel like I […]
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  • I Am Not ‘That Wife’

    By on September 1, 2011
    First, of all I have to tell you that I am not an ‘Army wife’. I am the estranged wife of an ‘air force’ pilot – a person who is the Royal Air Force. It’s a point that those not in the military fail to see the difference and so, invariably, I am referred to as an Army wife. There […]
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  • Sally Bercow on Big Brother…..does she, or any spouse, have a duty to their spouses job/role?

    By on August 28, 2011
    There is a thread on Mumsnet in the Feminism Section called ‘Sally Bercow on Big Brother…..does she, or any spouse, have a duty to their spouses job/role?’ The thread started by The Posie Parker raised the question: “She’s going in BB, her husband is a public, very public, servant does she make his position and role more difficult?” Are we […]
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