Tag Archives: Frank Field

A lack of free meals may prevent more MPs from charities


The nation-wide damaging vote on 21st October by Jo Gideon MP and 320 of her colleagues to prevent low income families to receive Free Meals During School Holidays for their children has led to her and three other MPs from … Continue reading

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Are Early Day Motions a waste of money & time or a vital facility?


Back at the end of last year I wrote a piece about a couple of EDM’s that had been submitted into the Parliamentary arrangements within a few minutes of the New Government being set up. However there must be a … Continue reading

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Boris did not get a very long Honeymoon


It would be very easy to feel a bit sorry for Boris Johnson right now, if only his behaviour and attitude had been more open and genuine over the last decade or two. He was appointed by his party as … Continue reading

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Future Palace of Westminster must not be controlled by MPs


On the day before Andrea Leadsom resigned as Leader of the House of Commons, she was involved in an important debate about Parliamentary Buildings which was the second reading of the ‘Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill’ which she has … Continue reading

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One or two right notes, but certainly in the wrong order


The news that Theresa and Jeremy have begun to meet, claiming to discuss a way forward that will work across their two large parties should be seen by many people who believe in a two party system as a very … Continue reading

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Philip it is clearly time to end the freeze


In a debate on 26th February on the subject of Universal Credit, Frank made a statement that included the following few words regarding the budget which is to take place on Wednesday. Let us hope that Philip Hammond will have … Continue reading

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Strengths and weaknesses of break away


As someone who stood as an Independent candidate in an election, I have mixed feelings about a group of politicians who until yesterday were members of one party, claiming to be Independent MPs and then forming a group that they … Continue reading

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Theresa needs to listen to Frank Field


In the light of the current chaos in the Brexit negotiations, caused primarily by the decision by Theresa May to seek a mandate from the country back in June and compounded by her attempts to allow the DUP to prop … Continue reading

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Kakistocracy: “Government by the worst people.”


If we were watching a satirical TV series in which the President of the USA re-tweeted deeply offensive messages without checking their veracity or source, the ability to switch off the screen or choose a different programme might make the … Continue reading

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The end of the Beginning, perhaps?


The following is my weekly column published this morning in the Argus Newspaper: Last week in Parliament had all of the hall marks of the End of the Beginning of our efforts or perhaps their efforts to leave the European … Continue reading

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