Category Archives: Economics

A strange subject to write about for someone who sometimes struggles to add up. However this is economics as it applies to the social and cultural fabric of our lives together.

As fast as we can – is not genuine Boris


Last week in Prime Ministers Question time Peter Bottomley from West Worthing asked a question about the Foreign Aid situation following the debate and vote which meant that the Government was refusing to go back to 0.7% despite its promise … Continue reading

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Local Skills Improvement Trailblazer for Sussex


Yesterday in the House of Lords, a Government Minister who I happen to have worked with on several occasions made a statement that was part of a debate on amendment 8 as part of the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill. … Continue reading

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Amendment 149 is a very important issue


Last Monday in the House of Lords, Rosie Boycott stood up and expressed her disappointment at her amendment. Of course no doubt the disappointment covered several aspects. One of them would be that the Environment Bill has not already included … Continue reading

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Thank you for opposing your appalling Government


The 2019 Conservative Manifesto stated very clearly as shown here that they would “proudly maintain their commitment to spend 0.7% of our Gross National Income on development and do more to help countries receiving aid become self-sufficient” They never focused … Continue reading

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We need a radical change for all Governments from now!


There are of course many elements of every Government that are positive and need to be acknowledged. However there are a series of issues that have emerged in the last 48 hours that indicate major changes that are needed in … Continue reading

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English Wine Week with a major focus on Sussex Wine


On Wednesday afternoon there was a debate about Wine Week that took place at the end of the day, organised by Andrew Griffith who is the MP for Arundel and South Downs. His comments were focused on this subject as … Continue reading

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A good question but the answer is too geographically limited


One of the major challenges that we face in our nation is when an MP raises a question that relates to their own constitution, that on many occasions the subject relates to many other areas. Yesterday in the Prime Ministers … Continue reading

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Five years on and where do we need to go?


After 1826 days, today we can acknowledge or perhaps celebrate the impact of our national recommendation for the Government to leave the EU. Although all referenda are legally restricted to simply advise the Government, the 2015 Government made it very … Continue reading

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Following Sussex Day, our MPs have some challenges


Many of us enjoy living or working in Sussex and so it is fantastic that a few years ago Ian Steedman in Worthing followed by Martin Ellis in Crowborough set out to re-establish the Sussex day celebration. The day has … Continue reading

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The Government needs to realise all people matter


It is always fascinating when one reads the text from Parliament and finds a radical and strong argument being made by people who one might not expect would challenge their own political party based Government. That said it is very … Continue reading

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