Tag Archives: Cabinet Office

Parliament has challenged Boris over a public inquiry


Two weeks ago on 3rd November I wrote here after signing this petition which has the title “Hold a public inquiry into Government contracts granted during Covid-19”. It was authored by a chap called Christopher Humphris who set it out … Continue reading

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Is the Government serious about reforming our elections?


A few days ago the new Hastings MP and one of her colleagues, David Amess asked a question of the Cabinet Office and this was some of the text from the questions and responses between Sally-Ann Hart and Chloe Smith … Continue reading

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The Cabinet Offices view of the role of MPs


In the same week that the Conservative Party have sought to wrest control from the Labour Party over the running of Brighton and Hove City Council without any opportunity for local residents to have a say, as a result of … Continue reading

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Kids Company and glitter


There are many lessons to be learnt and questions to be asked following the collapse of Kids Company. Some of these must be laid at the door of the charity and most importantly all seven of the Trustees. No one can … Continue reading

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A democratically illiterate Government


I have written previously about the need for a different form of electoral system, made acute in the context of Mays General Election where Sussex elected 14 Conservative MPs, one Green and one Labour MP, yet a proportional result would have … Continue reading

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D is for Ignore?


This week an apparently significant conference took place in London, sponsored at our expense by the Government and headlined by MP for Horsham and Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude. The Conference was called #D5London and the 5 indicated the number of nations … Continue reading

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Purrgate affects all of us


The newspapers have filled many of their column inches this morning with purrgate. The failure yet again of the Prime Minister to remember he was mic’ed up whilst having a private conversation. This time he was speaking to the retired … Continue reading

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Do we have Hi-Steria?


There was a disturbing headline in yesterdays Guardian on the write off of £56M by the Ministry of Justice, on a system to coordinate some of the records of its 90,000 employees that was apparently already late and over budget. The total … Continue reading

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Breadline Kids


Last nights Dispatches programme on Channel 4 was very sober viewing. It provided for all of us who have never visited a foodbank a snapshot account of three families who have been forced to turn to one and the circumstances that … Continue reading

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Lynton is not Dave’s real problem


The race is on. On Thursday Parliament broke up for its Summer Hols, all the prefects took off their badges and the painters and decorators can finally begin to paint the areas which are kept busy during term time. The changing … Continue reading

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