Tag Archives: Hilary Benn

Proportional Representation is needed for the UK


I had the privilege of meeting Tony Blair on a couple of occasions and I also met some of his Ministers during my time working for Churches Together in Sussex and coordinating the Hope08 campaign across the UK. My meetings … Continue reading

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While in Sussex this week, visit some foodbanks


To all members of the Labour Party, we are delighted to welcome you to Brighton and Hove for your annual conference over the next few days. It would be fantastic for the whole of Sussex to benefit from Labour MPs … Continue reading

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An appalling attitude towards Yemen last Tuesday


On Tuesday in the House of Commons 20 MPs tried to change the way in which the Government is planning to deal with Yemen over the next financial year and sadly James Cleverly who was representing the Government at the … Continue reading

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Sally-Ann and Hilary with 19 other elected Colleagues


This afternoon the MP for Hastings will be busy between 4pm and 6pm along with the Chair of the Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union and 19 of their other colleagues. It is due to be a … Continue reading

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A disturbing gap in Governmental understanding


The purpose of having Ministers in our Government is so they can focus on their departments responsibilities and then their understanding and ideas can be brought together as close as possible in an agreed solution by the Prime Minister in … Continue reading

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The paper not in my hand


The debate in Parliament on Thursday 28th January on the killing of innocent people in Yemen was accompanied by what could only be described as a farce of responses and comments. Tobias Ellwood, Foreign and Commonwealth Office minister first claimed he had … Continue reading

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Lets be £air to Local Government


The eccentric mechanism for funding local Government known as the Barnet Formula creates many opportunities for Government Ministers to ‘reward’ councils whose politics or behaviour they approve of. This seems bizarre in the 21st Century when Ministers claim that their actions … Continue reading

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A lack of consistency


 The tribute to Nelson Mandela in Parliament yesterday led to a number of anecdotes and memories being discussed in a place where our laws are made. Many of our legislators had met Mr Mandela, and so there was a rich resource … Continue reading

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