Tag Archives: Henry Smith

What will happen this week as Parliament opens?


Today is the beginning of the new term for our political representatives in the Houses of Commons and Lords, although after three weeks there will be another long break so political parties can hold their conferences. This week will be … Continue reading

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Caroline Lucas and Sally-Ann Hart discussed COP26


The last active day in the House of Commons before their Summer break took place just over a week ago with a very important debate as part of the day. Thankfully two of our Sussex MPs took part in the … Continue reading

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Very clear arguments for 0.7% especially for Yemen


Although it is a fortnight ago since our MPs had a debate on Foreign Aid and the result of the votes did not tragically provide a good outcome it is still worthwhile repeating some of the words and indeed we … Continue reading

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A very important debate this afternoon with local connections


This afternoon there will be a discussion in Westminster regarding the tragic death of a young man called Dylan Ramsay who drowned in a quarry on the 3rd July 2011. Dylan was swimming with two friends near his home. According … Continue reading

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We need peace to be found for Palestine and other nations


This latest news is another reminder of how poorly protected these people are in the area that they live. As our Government sets out its latest Queens Speech with a series of new Bills let us hope that their Foreign … Continue reading

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Will Rishi Sunak and Jesse Norman disclose JRB plans?


Today we will be officially told what the March 2021 Budget will include by Rishi Sunak and presumably with support from Jesses Norman who is the Financial Secretary to the Treasury. This budget is intended to cover the next 12months … Continue reading

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Do DWP Ministers understand the impact of words and %?


Last Monday in the House of Commons at the beginning of the day (2.30pm) and indeed the beginning of the week there was a session with the Department of Work and Pensions that lasted about an hour. The Ministers who … Continue reading

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The loss of Sovereignty from our nations Parliament


It is of course very easy to use words like Sovereignty in the context of our departure from the EU. Sadly far too many people who were campaigning for us to leave made appalling claims about a lack of Sovereignty … Continue reading

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Global Britain will require a great deal of hard work, Henry


In the debates that take place in Parliament sometimes the challenges which are emerging in our nation do not get mentioned. Sometimes the words which are clearly very inspiring miss out over the elements that have either been ignored or … Continue reading

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Sussex MPs must get together – for a proportional approach


On a number of occasions in this blog and even in my Argus Column I have written that Sussex MPs need to work together, alongside the leaders of Councils and indeed the people who manage our community settings and beyond … Continue reading

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