Tag Archives: Anne Milton

The Good, Bad and Indifferent qualities of Independent Candidates


All General Elections seem to get focused by the national broadcast and print media on the small number of ‘main’ political parties and we are informed in a way that suggests we are taking part in a Presidential Election. We … Continue reading

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We need to find a way of promoting real Independent candidates


For some people who have recently been thrown out of their party such as Dominic Grieve, the plan to stand as an Independent MP makes a great deal of sense and given how radical he has been as a Tory … Continue reading

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A positive contribution from Tories and the prospect of another popular T Shirt


On Thursday, the second full day back in the House of Commons after the Supreme Court had reopened it following its closure by the Prime Minister on 9th September a debate took place under the title “Prime Minister’s Role in … Continue reading

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A very very tough mandate, if it really exists


Thanks to a couple of the new prospective Cabinet Ministers writing on twitter we now know that they believe that our next Prime Minister has a clear or even great mandate to unite the country. The reality is that within … Continue reading

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Apprenticeships are now just an ambition.


The Government put this promise into its manifesto 4 years ago. Whilst many people are heavily focused on the referendum issues that appeared in the same manifesto, this promise is vital if we are to grow our economy, and particularly … Continue reading

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Anne Milton and her predecessors failed to improve STEM education


Over the last few weeks in Parliament there have been a couple of statements regarding STEM and Further Education issues. They are vital matters as up until now our STEM provision in this country has been heavily supplemented from visitors … Continue reading

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A hollow sounding Industrial Strategy


On Tuesday two events took place in the House of Commons that displayed how incoherent the Government is over one of its high profile ‘solutions’ to the needs of businesses for trained individuals that the Government has claimed is needed. … Continue reading

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We must reverse decline into real growth


According to this report on the Coastal West Sussex Local Enterprise Partnership website, “the numbers of West Sussex students choosing Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) topics at GCSE and A-Level [is] declining”  It is with this in mind that … Continue reading

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Lets have a bit of honesty Anne


When Gordon Marsden, MP for Blackpool South and Shadow Minister for Education asked the current Government Minister for Education who is responsible for apprenticeships a question on Monday, the response was less than open and honest. His question was: “How … Continue reading

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“We’re introducing” means very little!


In last weeks budget Philip Hammond made the following statement We’re introducing T-levels. And today I provide a further £20m to support FE colleges to prepare for them. Whilst this was hardly a detailed statement, it did indicate a sense of immediacy, … Continue reading

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