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.

Nick and Gillian please reverse this cut for young people


Over the last decade the Government has dramatically cut the public funding for the provision for young people across the UK. This is a very disturbing element that has caused many problems. We now need the Government to admit that … Continue reading

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The Times demonstrates a huge challenge in Government


So this is the piece today from The Times and here are some of the words that Oliver Wright produced. He is the Policy Editor and they published his words and here are two images and one headline and another … Continue reading

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The speed of signatures for high quality petitions


A couple of weeks ago on the 14th August I spotted an e-petition which had nearly reached 90,000 signatures and so I wrote about it here on my blog. The petition is vital as it refers to the call for … Continue reading

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Let us support Clare Kennedy to help #EndOverdose


Clare Kennedy is someone I have had the privilege to meet in the past here in Brighton and Hove where we both live. Yesterday she was publicising the International Overdose Day 2021 campaign on Facebook and no doubt on other … Continue reading

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Two vital groups of MPs focused on food waste


Ten weeks ago I came across a publication from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee (EFRA) that had called on the Government to fund charities like FareShare. My personal involvement was in the setting up of Sussex FareShare … Continue reading

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Youth provision has been stripped out over the last 10 years


I recall very clearly how the Conservative Party used to regularly comment about the decisions taken by the Labour Party in their 13 years length Government. As it happens several of our local Conservative MPs made these comments over the … Continue reading

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Has the UK got soft power overseas?


To be fair this question and answer took place towards the end of July. The answer was provided on 20th July and the question which was a written document was made a few days earlier. The question came from Sally-Ann … Continue reading

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The Government does not have competent exercises


I am very grateful for the question that my MP, Caroline Lucas recently asked the Government. I certainly respect the honest answer from Jo Churchill but it is extremely disturbing. Jo’s full name is Johanna Peta Churchill and she is … Continue reading

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Our Government must support Afghanistan children


Over the last two weeks there have been 8,458 people evacuated from Afghanistan by the UK According to the Ministry of Defence, since 13 August. One of the significant groups of people are unaccompanied child refugees. The strong call from … Continue reading

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The Ministerial Plan for the Abolition of Slavery 1833


The Hansard system is available here and this image was the final element that took place for the Bill in 1833 which took place on 20th August 1833. The third reading in the House of Lords was the final aspect … Continue reading

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