Tag Archives: English Devolution

Levelling Up relates to strengthening Councils


Over the last few days there have been a number of references to the context of levelling up but based on the information I have seen there was no explanation of what it relates to. However the phrase in the … Continue reading

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Farming and UK Government need Sussex to work together


A few days ago in Parliament there were two debates that took place in the Westminster Hall, both of which have a very strong impact on Sussex. I am aware that one of the challenges in that location is that … Continue reading

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The benefits of English Devolution


My column in the Brighton Argus in a couple of days time calls for a fresh look at devolution in the English nation and specifically as a resident in Sussex for the area over Sussex, Surrey and Kent. It is … Continue reading

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The Greater Brighton Region


This week a national website that specialises in promoting public sector jobs has advertised a well paid role in the Sussex area. The post which is described as an exciting opportunity is Policy and Projects Manager for an organisation known … Continue reading

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Southern Powerhouse?


Once again as I glanced over social media this morning, the questions about the Northern Powerhouse (or in the case of this image – devolution for the West Midlands) and its viability are being debated. There are major challenges for … Continue reading

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Be more creative Henry


The consequences of the Scottish Referendum campaign are beginning to reverberate South of the border and it is producing evidence of how little creativity and imagination some of our MPs really have, or perhaps how keen they are to strengthen the status … Continue reading

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The broken system


Yesterdays angry exchange between our political ‘leaders’ in the debating chamber of the House of Commons on the subject of electoral reform was a case study in proving the disconnect between the Political world and the world the rest of … Continue reading

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Weakly bin collections


Any suggestion that David Cameron really believes in local decisions by local people as implied by his disingenuous English Votes for English Laws (EVEL) discourse can be dispelled in the actions of one of his friends. Eric Pickles, the so … Continue reading

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Now its time for the crackers and cheese


The sounds of Tory MPs attempting to overturn or diminish David Camerons promises, no doubt matched by many on the Left and Right are already ringing out this morning in a manner that was all too predictable. However the welcome result … Continue reading

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