Category Archives: Lobbying Bill

Please sign Luke’s petition to stop Lobbying from Ministers


A couple of days ago I decided to check if there are any current petitions that are seeking to prevent secretive lobbying by Politicians and party funders. This follows the impact that David Cameron and Boris Johnson have had on … Continue reading

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This Football principle must now change Government policies


Over the last couple of Days our Prime Minister has, rather late in his career set out a very important principle that needs to go much further. When the 6 British Football Clubs sought to change their own opportunities and … Continue reading

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A Sussex MP has responded – will others follow him?


This tweet from Huw Merriman late yesterday, came because of a blog I had written that was also printed in the Argus newspaper as my weekly column. The focus in the piece was on the lobbying issues that have arisen … Continue reading

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Sussex MPs please learn from our local Professor and respond


One of the numerous funerals that has taken place recently was the highest profile event for some time. Yet despite its profile, it was very modest compared to what we might have experienced 18 months ago. Although we had not … Continue reading

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Although they voted against the Lobbying Committee……


The Conservative Party seems to include a number of MPs who are clearly very concerned about the incompetence and indeed corruption of their own political party. Despite this they found it impossible to support the Labour Party who were simply … Continue reading

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Can the Government be advised about Independent?


Yesterday at lunchtime in the House of Commons there were several statements being made about the concept of Independence and it would appear that there are some gaps between the views of the people who made the statements and the … Continue reading

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Charity Commission faces a big challenge


In the last 8 months two charities have been judged by the Charity Commission as having broken laws regarding political campaigning including those set out by the Conservative led coalition Government to prevent charities getting involved in politics. When the … Continue reading

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Lets not pass the Duchy on either side


A couple of months ago on 25th June, David Lidington who is the Duchy of Lancaster as well as being the deputy Prime Minister made an important speech at an event organised by a think tank called Reform. There are … Continue reading

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A clear line has been crossed


  A couple of days ago the Charity Commission published a case report on an educational charity and one of the research documents it had published. The commission states “Whilst we considered that the trustees do recognise the need for … Continue reading

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The need for Parliament to listen to Frida


Last Wednesday in the Palace of Westminster, two important people from Sussex University appeared in front of the Joint Committee on Human Rights. Adam Tickell is the Vice Chancellor and Frida Gustafsson is the President of the Students Union. They … Continue reading

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