Category Archives: Parliament and Democracy

The British Political system is viewed by many as the Mother of all Parliaments. This Grand old lady is also unsteady on her feet and the electorate have considered putting her in a home. We need to find new ways of doing Democracy in England to counter-balance the reforms in the other parts of the UK

Can Vicky Ford read Kevan Collins resignation letter?


Last Wednesday in the House of Commons, the opposition day began with this piece that was set out by Kate Green who is the Labour Shadow Education Minister and the title of the debate was “Investing in Children and Young … Continue reading

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Let Sussex Businesses enjoy Sussex Day and have a good future


Over the last few weeks I have spoken to several people who run local businesses in Sussex that would benefit enormously if we could persuade local residents and just as importantly the range of Sussex Public Sector agencies to secure … Continue reading

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Israel and Palestine – some good comments from MPs


It was very encouraging that Catherine McKinnell who is the Chair of the Parliamentary Petitions Committee and MP for Newcastle Upon Tyne North has brought two petitions together for a debate so soon after they both passed the 100,000 level … Continue reading

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MPs such as in Sussex need to start communicating more widely


Whenever our Parliament is open, it in theory provides an opportunity for MPs to support or challenge views or actions from other settings. The extent to which this can take place is partly controlled by the Government that often closes … Continue reading

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Oliver, DCMS Minister must go further than deleting his Tweet!


Yesterday at around 6pm the wife of Joe Biden, Jill Biden who is the First Lady of the United States posted a tweet with the following words Beautiful and powerful program for G7 spouses today at the @minacktheatre. Thank you … Continue reading

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An appalling statement from the Chichester MP


If this is genuinely what Gillian Keegan has said the whole of Chichester should be feeling very unhappy along with the rest of Sussex. Although there are certainly many people are not supportive of the text on a non official … 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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Gove must start to take seriously his abiding by the Law


This tweet from Ryan Heath helpfully promotes this piece today in The Times which discloses that within the Cabinet Office, which is of course run by Michael Gove, that there is a unit that is called the “clearing house” that … Continue reading

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Which party will benefit from the 17th Sussex Constituency?


As their website explains, the proposed 2023 Review of Parliamentary constituencies by The Boundary Commission for England which has been published today is set out with a number of increased locations in the South East. As this map demonstrates there … Continue reading

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The first day back into Parliament for our MPs


Today is the start of a new half term in Schools and the return to Parliament by MPs after their own week away. This week also involves a visit to Cornwall by representatives of many countries under the title of … Continue reading

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