Tag Archives: Afghanistan

We now need some clear leadership across many nations


The Afghanistan crisis is currently demonstrating a great deal of individual voices from within our nation that have a similar amount of influence to all of the others. The failure from within our Government and the lack of connection to … Continue reading

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The hard work must continue


Two years ago today I was at Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum near Uckfield, it was a lovely sunny afternoon, at some point in the afternoon it became clear from the smart phone that an incident had happened in Shoreham. … Continue reading

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Let us hope for a safe outcome


Last night I was at a meeting with the senior police officer who has overall responsibility for the policing of todays election across Sussex and Surrey. Just as each of the parties have a huge number of people focused on … Continue reading

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The value of an apology


The twitter and media storm that erupted around Lily Allen and her visit to the jungle camp, and her apology to a teenage boy from Afghanistan is something that shows the best and worst of our nation. Clearly no one, … Continue reading

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We need logic, not prejudice


In a world of soundbites and edited comments, it is easy to assume that when someone speaks or is quoted that the full story is more complex and the few words captured may even state the opposite of what the … Continue reading

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Matt needs better briefing


Last night on Question Time Matthew Hancock MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office articulated an enthusiastic case for the UK to bomb Syria to try to defeat ISIL. He argued that this view was despite the fact that he had opposed the Iraq war, at … Continue reading

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A curious question


On Monday in Parliament, the MP for Mid Sussex, Nicholas Soames asked the Home Secretary to merge Sussex Police with its neighbour in the North and West. It was a written question and so there is no way of knowing … Continue reading

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Who is the greatest threat?


According to a tweet by David Cameron over the weekend we all need to be very frightened of the Labour Party following the election of Jeremy Corbyn. Its a sign of how limited the social media strategy of the Conservative Party … Continue reading

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Cost vs Value


Few Sussex MPs make themselves as accessible on social media as MP for Crawley, Henry Smith. For this he deserves every bit of the commendation that Brian May paid him prior to the last election. However inevitably this also means he posts things that … Continue reading

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