Tag Archives: Andrew Tyrie

Jobs for the boys


Andrew Tyrie was an MP with mixed capabilities. He was first rate at challenging the Government (his own party) when it came to matters of financial credibility and was Chair of the Treasury Select Committee from 2010 to 2017. However … Continue reading

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What we need is cross people


According to a comments by George Young in a debate in the House of Lords last Friday on the ‘Political Parties (Funding and Expenditure) Bill’ the lack of cross-party consensus on major reforms means that the Government believes that it is … Continue reading

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What will it take for truth to emerge


A few days ago the Crown Prosecution Service announced that despite a 28,000 page dossier on the British involvement of the rendition of two Libyans in 2004, including a fax message collected in Libya, purportedly from Sir Mark Allen an … Continue reading

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The tally mounts yet there is no plan


I am republishing a blog I wrote a month ago, with the numbers amended. This is because nothing has changed in our Parliament, yet another month of bombing has gone on. I appreciate that my blog won’t stop the bombing, … Continue reading

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Lets have some accountability


Last week marked 3 months since MPs voted to drop British Bombs and Missiles on Syria. The vote at the time was declared to be a matter of urgency and immediacy and all Sussex MPs except Andrew Tyrie and Caroline Lucas … Continue reading

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A lack of liaison


The questioning of the Prime Minister by the Liaison Committee is in many senses the closest Parliament gets to a proper level of scrutiny of the leader of our Government. He is not elected by any voters apart from those … Continue reading

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A challenge to our understanding of Government


On Wednesday night in the House of Commons, the overwhelming vote to extend military operations into Syria created a number of questions regarding the way in which our democracy operates. All MPs are elected as representatives of their constituents, not as … Continue reading

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