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DfID and FCO Merging raises many concerns – here is why


The news this week that the Government has announced it will merge two of its Departments when they are supposedly working flat out to resolve issues related to COVID-19, BREXIT and their 2019 Manifesto seems very strange. Given that the … Continue reading

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MPs and Councillors must all pay attention to local constituents


Although it can be frustrating to raise matters that seek to damage our nation and the people our nation is supposed to help, the reality is that every political party introduces new ideas and policies from time to time. Sometimes … Continue reading

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A clear reason for endorsing Jeremy Hunt


The choice about to face 120,000 to 160,000 Tory party members is far from clear, both prospective leaders of their party have very substantial failings in far too many areas to be credible party leaders, let alone to then be … Continue reading

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Unsustainable Development Debate


On Tuesday in the House of Commons Rory Stewart, currently the International Development Secretary commenced a debate on Sustainable Development Goals which covered a huge amount of themes and it was clearly a vital discussion. However at the end the … Continue reading

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Overseas Aid must not head into London


On Thursday morning at the Wellcome Collection, Penny Mordaunt the MP for Portsmouth North gave a speech which began with an explanation of what other role she plays in our Government “I am the Secretary of State for International Development. … Continue reading

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The need for expertise


As the news emerges from Downing Street of the post election Cabinet appointments, it is clear that despite the lack of the Liberal Democrats, there are many conflicting challenges to be met. There is the  experienced  Minister Grant Shapps who had … Continue reading

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