Tag Archives: Caroline Lucas

Huw Merriman discussed small businesses yesterday


Yesterday in the House of Commons a debate took place followed by a vote on the theme of supporting small businesses. It was clear that the votes were not sufficient to adopt the call by the Labour Party to support … Continue reading

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Another inadequate response to Caroline re Afghanistan


Last Thursday a written question raised by Caroline Lucas on the subject of Afghanistan was responded by Victoria Atkins and sadly as has been the case on a number of occasions over the last few weeks, the response was inadequate. … Continue reading

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Hundreds in multiple shifts seven days a week


Eight days ago on 20th September a written question that had been submitted to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) from Caroline Lucas was answered by Amanda Milling. The reality appears to be that what the Prime Minister had … Continue reading

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While in Sussex this week, visit some foodbanks


To all members of the Labour Party, we are delighted to welcome you to Brighton and Hove for your annual conference over the next few days. It would be fantastic for the whole of Sussex to benefit from Labour MPs … Continue reading

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An important way of raising our concerns


A good friend of mine is Dr Krish Kandiah who is the Director of Afghan Welcome. It is a Faith based agency that is seeking to both call for local groups to support Afghan families and local Councils to do … Continue reading

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A question that did not receive an answer


Last Tuesday Caroline Lucas asked a question regarding the care for people coming into the UK from Afghanistan and very sadly the answer from Victoria Atkins who at that time was the Minister in the Home Office who responded. Perhaps … Continue reading

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A disturbing lack of assessment on UC reduction


It is always fascinating when an MP asks the Government a very simple question and their answer opens up a disturbing lack of credibility for the decision that they have made. This question on the £20 a week reduction in … Continue reading

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The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill


It is very disturbing that at the end of last week, that our nations Parliament failed to provide sufficient time and support for the second reading of a vital Private Members Bill. The Bill was submitted to Parliament by Caroline … Continue reading

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An appalling outcome from Parliament yesterday


At the beginning of this week this blog was also published in the Brighton Argus newspaper as my column. The document described some of the things that I claimed needed to happen in Parliament in the last week and at … Continue reading

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Victoria Atkins answer the Afghanistan question!


On Wednesday this written question from Caroline Lucas was responded to by Victoria Atkins and sadly although it was responded to it did not get an answer to the first and arguably the most critical element of the question. Given … Continue reading

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