Category Archives: Housing

An important discussion about Ghost Homes


Yesterday in the House of Commons a series of conversations took place in the department of “Levelling Up, Housing and Communities” and one of them was in Local Infrastructure. One of the people that took part was Tim Farron, the … Continue reading

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Last week was a strange opening of the Parliament


It was very sad that Parliament opened up last week for the first time since 1963 without our Queen able to attend and read the statement provided by the Government. She was previously prevented from attending when she was pregnant … Continue reading

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Bottomley discovers how incompetent Government is


On Wednesday Peter Bottomley asked a very significant question and the answer was very disturbing. The answer came from Kemi Badenoch and the question was headlined with the title “Local Government: Video Conferencing” and it was focused on the Department … Continue reading

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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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