Tag Archives: COVID

What will happen today in Parliament?


According to the BBC “Boris Johnson is to make his first statement to Parliament since being fined by police for breaking lockdown rules. The prime minister is expected to apologise to MPs after being fined over a birthday gathering at … Continue reading

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Some senior politicians want to listen to resident views


For those of us who can relax on a Bank Holiday, this weekend is a very pleasant time each year with Friday and Monday set for those of us who can celebrate Easter. Of course, many of us will be … Continue reading

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Peter should resign, and so should Boris


The call for Peter Hebblethwaite to resign is very clear – he has led to 800 people to be sacked in P&O Ferries. However given that Boris and Grant Shapps have called for him to resign, it seems vital that … Continue reading

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I agree with John Sentamu that free testing is vital


On Thursday in the House of Lords John Sentamu who was previously the Archbishop of York made a very important comment in his statement. I have had the privilege to have met him several times in the past including when … Continue reading

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A disturbing basis for free COVID testing post March


Yesterday in the House of Commons Boris Johnson made a statement and one of the themes was the the testing capability for COVID. The whole of the statement and indeed the range of conversations can be seen from here. In … Continue reading

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The first Combined Area to set up a Poverty Truth Commission


When Councils and other public sector agencies decide to set up a contract, they can publish the information in a range of settings. Early today an enquiry emerged in an email setting I am connected to that came from the … Continue reading

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Future Parliaments would benefit from STEM based education


This was written on Friday (it is in the Argus this morning) before the national lockdown announcement. Today a significant number of pupils are due to return to their schools for the beginning of their second half of autumn term … Continue reading

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