Tag Archives: Grant Shapps

Another very disturbing comment regarding NI


All of us were very aware of the claims made by Boris Johnson prior to the EU deal that he promised to a group of businesses in Northern Ireland in a public session. The EU deal that he then negotiated … Continue reading

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Several Sussex MPs need to focus on Disability provision


Over the last few weeks an vital theme emerged from Parliament through the Conservative MP from Daventry who is one of the Ministers of State for the Department for Transport. Chris Heaton-Harris is part of a team who work under … Continue reading

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Does anyone understand the Williams-Shapps Rail Plan?


On the 20th May the Government published a policy paper under the headline of “Great British Railways: Williams-Shapps plan for rail” which is described as the The government’s plan to transform the railways in Great Britain. The two people who … Continue reading

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MPs & Councils, please work together to improve public transport


A couple of weeks ago in Parliament just before they closed down for Easter there was a debate on the subject of “National Bus Strategy: England” and although the debate was focused on the whole of England, it became clear … Continue reading

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Does Grant Shapps understand what “guiding mind” means?


Last Thursday in the House of Commons the session for Transport Sector: Support and Covid-19 Emergency Funding was a series of questions by MPs and responses by Grant Shapps. The challenge of course is for the responses to sound credible … Continue reading

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Parliament must listen to Grant Shapps and lead us by example


Yesterday the Downing Street daily briefing was led by Grant Shapps and he made some very clear statements regarding the basis on which travel and working arrangements must be adopted to help keep COVID-19 at bay for as many people … Continue reading

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We need our Politicians to act constructively and honestly


As many of us are aware there are challenges for the politicians that are elected every few years to run our nation and our Councils. Some of them are external which the representatives cannot prevent but they can work on … Continue reading

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Is 11 months to resolve our departure from EU in a coherent way, given this example?


Last Thursday in the House of Commons, our Hove MP asked a question which is illustrated here and the answer was one that clearly failed to define what “near term” means as well as raising serious concerns about our Governments … Continue reading

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We need a more coherent support approach to businesses


The comments by Grant Shapps at the Tory Party conference yesterday on what is referred to as Operation Matterhorn according to the tweet will no doubt have raised a few moments of applause for him in the auditorium along with … 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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