Author Archives: ianchisnall

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.

Huw Merriman discussed small businesses yesterday


Yesterday in the House of Commons a debate took place followed by a vote on the theme of supporting small businesses. It was clear that the votes were not sufficient to adopt the call by the Labour Party to support … Continue reading

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A Windrush question that did not get an answer


Yesterday there was a question and answer session with Priti Patel when Parliament reopened after their 3 week break. Towards the end of the session the following question took place raised by Kate Osamor who is the Labour MP for … Continue reading

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The House of Lords raised two vital themes


Last week in Parliament two very important themes were raised in the House of Lords by Sussex Peers. Sadly, the first of them which related to apprenticeships, raised by Ralph Palmer had some deeply negative comments that I don’t recognise. … Continue reading

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How can we get some more signatures?


So this is the latest partial map from a petition which I set out at the end of June and so far it has received 2,635 signatures. It has benefited support from most of the UK constituencies but there are … Continue reading

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Thanks for your Sussex question Jenny Randerson


Yesterday in the House of Lords a written question from Jenny Randerson was responded to by Charlotte Vere on the theme of the Barcombe Bridge. The question related to the infilling of it and there are a significant number of … Continue reading

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Another very disturbing comment regarding NI


All of us were very aware of the claims made by Boris Johnson prior to the EU deal that he promised to a group of businesses in Northern Ireland in a public session. The EU deal that he then negotiated … Continue reading

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Proportional Representation is needed for the UK


I had the privilege of meeting Tony Blair on a couple of occasions and I also met some of his Ministers during my time working for Churches Together in Sussex and coordinating the Hope08 campaign across the UK. My meetings … Continue reading

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A very disturbing attack onto the National Trust


In the past I have written ac couple of times about the challenges being presented to the National Trust by parts of the Conservative Party. They seem unwilling to accept that some of the premises which the National Trust now … Continue reading

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There was a clear call today for a NI Referendum


This morning on the Today programme on Radio 4 the call by Sir Jeffery Donaldson was very clear. He did not refer to a referendum in the formal sense but his words are clearly calling for the views of his … Continue reading

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Could Peter Bottomley consider levelling up?


This week appears to be rather quiet in terms of politics as several of the parties have carried out their annual conferences and the others seem not due to do so for several weeks. Yet the House of Commons is … Continue reading

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