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

Hundreds in multiple shifts seven days a week


Eight days ago on 20th September a written question that had been submitted to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) from Caroline Lucas was answered by Amanda Milling. The reality appears to be that what the Prime Minister had … Continue reading

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While in Sussex this week, visit some foodbanks


To all members of the Labour Party, we are delighted to welcome you to Brighton and Hove for your annual conference over the next few days. It would be fantastic for the whole of Sussex to benefit from Labour MPs … Continue reading

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Sussex Foodbanks, I have a suggestion for you


So I appreciate this is a rather radical suggestion but I am writing about it in my blog on Monday that will also appear in the Argus in my column. I was wanting to try to find a way for … 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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Youth Charity Time’s Running Out


According to two very significant Charities, the “Youth services are under threat and they have lost opportunities for young people”. This statement comes as the subtitle of this report that has just been published this month. The two charities are … Continue reading

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Farming and UK Government need Sussex to work together


A few days ago in Parliament there were two debates that took place in the Westminster Hall, both of which have a very strong impact on Sussex. I am aware that one of the challenges in that location is that … Continue reading

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A pathetic response from DfE and Government


Back on the 26th May a person called Joeli Brearley who is shown here set out this petition to send to the Government with the title “Commission an independent review of childcare funding and affordability” which seems like a very … Continue reading

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A disturbing lack of assessment on UC reduction


It is always fascinating when an MP asks the Government a very simple question and their answer opens up a disturbing lack of credibility for the decision that they have made. This question on the £20 a week reduction in … Continue reading

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The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill


It is very disturbing that at the end of last week, that our nations Parliament failed to provide sufficient time and support for the second reading of a vital Private Members Bill. The Bill was submitted to Parliament by Caroline … Continue reading

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