Category Archives: Housing

Why does the Home Office not publish information?


Last Thursday the MP for Hove, Peter Kyle asked a very reasonable question which to be clear could be very useful in understanding how the current arrangements are working. However the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Future Borders … Continue reading

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We need a Government that will get involved


Last Thursday in the House of Lords, one of our local Peers Janet Whitaker asked a vital question on a subject she is very aware of and which she stands up for on a regular basis. Tragically the response from … Continue reading

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An important way of raising our concerns


A good friend of mine is Dr Krish Kandiah who is the Director of Afghan Welcome. It is a Faith based agency that is seeking to both call for local groups to support Afghan families and local Councils to do … Continue reading

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A question that did not receive an answer


Last Tuesday Caroline Lucas asked a question regarding the care for people coming into the UK from Afghanistan and very sadly the answer from Victoria Atkins who at that time was the Minister in the Home Office who responded. Perhaps … 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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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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Is he sticking two fingers up, or promoting gross stupidity?


So this is the tweet that someone in the Boris Johnson publicity group sent out at around 5pm on Wednesday. He has received 8,000 likes but 9,000 comments and nearly 1,000 retweets with a significant number of comments from people … Continue reading

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An serious item from a debate on housing provision AEW UK!


Last Tuesday in the House of Commons a debate took place under the subject of Affordable and Safe Housing for All which was introduced by Lucy Powell and rather tragically but perhaps understandably the Conservative Government managed to persuade all … Continue reading

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An appalling action by a cruel and corrupt Government


The vote last night took place to determine for the fourth time if the leaseholders in blocks of flats could be prevented from being responsible for the replacement of the fire safety bills following Grenfell and the need for replacing … Continue reading

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Ms Ansell criticises Brighton again, Johnson seems to defend it


At the beginning of October I wrote a piece under the title of Eastbourne MP attacks Brighton and Hove in Parliament and at that time I assumed that Caroline Ansell’s criticism was an attack on our Labour Council because it appeared … Continue reading

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