Category Archives: Youth Issues

Protect students – don’t withdraw BTEC funding


Back in July Noemi Csogor set out this very significant petition and it achieved 22,000. signatures within 2 months. Since then it has reached nearly 74,000 signatures and it has another 9 days before it reaches its end point. If … Continue reading

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Sussex agencies that are called to promote STEM


Last Thursday in the House of Lords a statement was made by Diana Barran who since September has been the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for the School System). She referred to her announcement that she had made on … Continue reading

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Education: Return in January – the Government call!


On Wednesday in the House of Commons a statement was made by Nadhim Zahawi who is now the Secretary of State for Education. The statement referred to several aspects but it included two volunteers who are assisting in education settings, … Continue reading

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Sussex Local Skills Improvement Plan


Over the last few weeks the Sussex Chamber of Commerce has been working incredibly hard to set out a meaningful Local Skills Improvement Plan for Sussex that will hopefully be accepted by the Department for Education. It has been very … Continue reading

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Thank you for all you do in our communities


It has been a lovely time for many of us over Christmas and at the beginning of 2022, particularly for those of us who were able to spend time with our family or friends. Of course, this is not an … Continue reading

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The Home Office needs to be significantly improved


This morning at a minute past midnight the Guardian published a piece written by Rajeev Syal that can be obtained here under the headline of Rape survivors arriving in UK on small boats neglected by authorities – report which focuses … Continue reading

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We will bring it back to this House for a vote


Tragically last week the Government persuaded sufficient Conservative MPs to vote for the Nationality and Borders Bill at its third reading and they also prevented any changes being achieved. The eight clauses and one schedule were attempts to reduce the … Continue reading

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A good question and a sad answer George Freeman


On Wednesday the MP for North Swindon asked a very good question which if the Government was a bit more creative and competent would have achieved a much better answer. Sadly the answer was very vague, given the call from … Continue reading

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Second day of the Nationality and Borders Bill


As I wrote yesterday there were six clauses that were debated and all of which were an attempt to make this Bill far less dangerous to the people who seek asylum in our nation. Sadly all six got rejected by … Continue reading

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A series of tragic votes from most of the Tory MPs


Last night was the first of two days of debates and votes for the Nationality and Borders Bill which involves a number of clauses and amendments. Sadly all of the votes that took place were opposed by the Government and … Continue reading

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