Tag Archives: Brighton

Two very different levels of support for public transport


On Monday there were a series of answers relating to Transport type questions that came from Nusrat Ghani who is a Transport Ministers and also the MP for the location where I work. I work in Uckfield which is located … Continue reading

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A failure to grasp a vital issue


The image shown here is from the ‘They work for You’ website which displays how our MPs and Peers who are paid to represent us handle the public speeches they make in Parliament. The question from Robert Halfon is an … Continue reading

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Why is Sussex being isolated?


The challenge which many people in the South East are currently facing in the light of a collapsing train system is a matter of great concern. Along with regular commuters, those of us who occasionally travel by train and whose … Continue reading

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Chris Cooke RIP


The tragic death of Chris in a housefire at the age of 48 has cut short the life of someone who was a passionate and tireless campaigner for the needs of people living in St James Street and Kemptown. Chris … Continue reading

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A bizarre debate


This afternoon, 100 or so delegates from the Labour Party conference, safe behind their protective steel barricades are debating a vital issue – “when did the war on poverty become a war on the poor”. The debate is taking place in the … Continue reading

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Lets not forget


As I wrote in early April, the Genocide in Rwanda which lasted for 100 days and led to 1 Million deaths and many more mutilations took place 20 years ago. Finding ways of associating oneself with these atrocities when there … Continue reading

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A failure to keep Party Politics out of Policing


In recent weeks the Home Secretary has toured UK Police forces, using the opportunity to meet Police and Crime Commissioners across the country and calling in on Conservative MPs in their constituencies ensuring that her Political Party gets the maximum exposure from the … Continue reading

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Another graph of doom


The phrase ‘graph of doom’ in local government circles was first coined by officers in East Sussex County Council in their internal discussions. It describes a graph of the increasing demand on what is known as Adult Social Care due to an ageing … Continue reading

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Will this change behaviour?


On Tuesday Afternoon in Brighton, Ed Miliband raised an issue during his speech that I believe has the potential to be a political game changer, and  one that will be resisted as much in his own party as by the current coalition … Continue reading

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A not so quiet man


Stuart Holmes does not give the impression that he is a user of social media. I was present at several fringe meetings linked to the Labour Party conference this week in Brighton when Stuart and his dog, also known as … Continue reading

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