Tag Archives: Grenfell Tower

The challenge of hearing from all local MPs during COVID


The current arrangements for our national Parliament in response to COVID makes it more difficult than in the past to be able to observe debates on specific themes that involve a number of our local MPs. Of course, there are … Continue reading

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An appalling action by a cruel and corrupt Government


The vote last night took place to determine for the fourth time if the leaseholders in blocks of flats could be prevented from being responsible for the replacement of the fire safety bills following Grenfell and the need for replacing … Continue reading

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The vital need for most professionals to be treated with enormous respect


The public debates that have taken place in the media over the last two days regarding Grenfell Tower appear to have focused on whether a rather disconnected pair of politicians who are of course professionals in the sense that Rees-Mogg … Continue reading

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There is no such thing as a free dinner!


When senior Tories such as Amber Rudd and Theresa May challenge the Labour Party for believing the nation possesses a money tree to fund their policies, it is disturbing that they are capable of finding one when their own politics … Continue reading

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Sussex MP is an Equality Champion?


In the Parliamentary debate following the Grenfell Tower disaster it was reassuring to read the transcript of a question asked by Huw Merriman, MP for Battle and Bexhill. He challenged the Prime Minister: “I note that the Prime Minister said … Continue reading

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A busy Thursday ahead for Dex


Over many years in my previous occupation I had the privilege to meet and spend time with a range of senior and middle tier managers from the fire service, primarily in East Sussex as well as a small number in … Continue reading

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Are we at a tipping point?


The property inequality in the UK reminds me of the visit I made in the mid 1980’s to Monaco. As we observed the amazing boats in the harbour, many of which were empty at the time, the high rise towers … Continue reading

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Ministerial accountability


Its clear that when a Minister stands up in Parliament or indeed in any public setting and makes a statement, that people sit up and listen. If the same thing was said by an MP there may be some interest, … Continue reading

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How many Grenfell Towers are there?


The awful tragedy unfolding this morning in one of the nations richest neigborhoods of a high rise tower block called Grenfell Tower which as this picture shows is burning out of control is already being seen through the lens of … Continue reading

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