Tag Archives: Alf Dubs

Let us try to start as we should have ended last year


The arrival of information from the House of Lords and House of Commons always comes a day or two after the speeches were made, which is of course perfectly reasonable, given that such translation involves hard work from people who … Continue reading

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Ignoring the checks and balances now may cost us a great deal later on!


When the Government recently won an election with such a majority of seats (although not so many votes) it was always a risk that they would quickly inhabit a position of arrogance. Unfortunately their decision to ignore the various checks … Continue reading

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80% of Sussex MPs are pushing for a Revolutionary Democracy


We seem to have reached a point in our political setting that was anticipated but which has occurred quicker than I had expected a few weeks or even days ago. I wrote a piece last week which called for our … Continue reading

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How Parliament has set out the Good, The Bad and the Ugly


The last week in Parliament has been a clear demonstration of why prorogation should not have occurred but given it took place between 10th September and 18th September which is a relatively long prorogation prior to any Queen’s Speech, my … Continue reading

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The Dubs amendment must stay


The news last week that the Government was to break its promise to provide accommodation and care for up to 3000 orphans or separated children from war torn lands was headline news. The so called Dubs amendment had been introduced … Continue reading

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We need a Government of Hope


The many memorials to the great work of Nicholas Winton and the Kindertransport from 79 years ago should act as a reminder of the way in which our nation was once a beacon of Hope across Europe and throughout the … Continue reading

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A speech that has not changed society


Inviting a powerful and influential person to be guest speaker at an Annual General Meeting or to open a Spring Fair or Harvest Supper is a well tried template for improving the profile of your organisation. People on the fringes … Continue reading

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How do we get our voices heard?


  There is a clear sense that our Government and its closest political ally are attempting to ignore the concerns of many ‘ordinary’ people who are feeling disturbed and helpless when it comes to changing our society. These people are … Continue reading

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A home for Syrian orphans


On Monday night 570 MPs voted on an amendment to the Governments Immigration Bill put forward by Labour Lord Alf Dubs. Quite what happened to the other 80 MPs is worthy of question, clearly some may have abstained but 80 … Continue reading

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