Tag Archives: Crawley

Has the FCDO done enough to help Myanmar victims?


On Friday the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) published a response to the petition which many of us have signed under the heading of Urge the UN to intervene in Myanmar with a peace keeping force. Based on the … Continue reading

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Israel and Palestine – some good comments from MPs


It was very encouraging that Catherine McKinnell who is the Chair of the Parliamentary Petitions Committee and MP for Newcastle Upon Tyne North has brought two petitions together for a debate so soon after they both passed the 100,000 level … Continue reading

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Sussex can benefit from this call by Caroline, Layla and Clive


Yesterday in the Guardian, this article appeared with a call from these three MPs for their parties to start to work together much more effectively in elections and in other settings. Inevitably there are many people in all three of … Continue reading

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Smith and Rees-Mogg – don’t ignore your own actions


Last Thursday during business of the House, Henry Smith MP and Jacob Rees-Mogg Leader of the House of Commons spent a few minutes in what is a very high profile public place, setting out these criticisms of what they consider … Continue reading

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MP’s like Henry Smith need inviting to a more diverse range of youth groups


When I was 8 long before the Scout network started the Beaver concept, I joined the 12th Crosby and 172nd Liverpool pack of cubs and I was a very enthusiastic cub, even rising to the rank of sixer. At the … Continue reading

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Do Crawley constituents want to be a pilot for voter ID


According to the Crawley MP, Henry Smith speaking on 13th March “My constituents rightly care about the security of their ballots. May I ask for Crawley to be considered for a future voter ID pilot?” Now I am sure that all … Continue reading

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Henry Smith, Crawley MP is clearly out of touch


As MPs from across the country enter into a range of discussions regarding the European Union it is inevitable that their lack of understanding will emerge in public. There are many MPs whose grasp of the EU demonstrates how unsuitable … Continue reading

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We need to challenge these deceitful comments


Just over a week ago the MP for Crawley attempted to mislead his colleagues and misrepresent the views of his constituents. I contacted him via Facebook and pointed out that although 58% of the people in Crawley who voted in … Continue reading

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The need to look in more than one place


The behaviour of candidates at the General Election last month has been under scrutiny by a Government body as part of its efforts to check up on charities and a number of issues have been identified as needing improvement. However … Continue reading

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Disorganised administration?


The idea that a major political party can operate without effective administration is completely risible. The way in which modern political parties operate and the amount of money they spend from the public purse, let alone from powerful donors to … Continue reading

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