Tag Archives: Huw Merriman

Teaching Britain’s colonial past in UK’s curriculum


This evening there will be a debate in Parliament based on a petition which received nearly 270,000 signatures until its closure in early December 2020. The MP who is organising the debate is Chris Evans, the MP for Islwyn. The … Continue reading

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We clearly need all Politicians to act in a professional manner


In the last few days themes have emerged that are critical factors for Governments, Councils and indeed local elected representatives. Sadly, comments and actions have been carried out by people who know very well that this is not the way … Continue reading

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A Sussex MP has responded – will others follow him?


This tweet from Huw Merriman late yesterday, came because of a blog I had written that was also printed in the Argus newspaper as my weekly column. The focus in the piece was on the lobbying issues that have arisen … Continue reading

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Sussex MPs please learn from our local Professor and respond


One of the numerous funerals that has taken place recently was the highest profile event for some time. Yet despite its profile, it was very modest compared to what we might have experienced 18 months ago. Although we had not … 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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Vaccinations need to be applauded but also reviewed


It is very encouraging that those people who have already received or have been booked in for a Vaccine are being protected against COVID-19. I am delighted that several of my older relatives and friends have already received this along … 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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Sussex MPs use the next two weeks to work together


Christmas is one time in the year when many people usually come together to share special moments together. This week is usually the start for such events but sadly this year the potential for such activities is far more limited than … Continue reading

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As COVID rises in Sussex our MPs must start to communicate!


On Wednesday 16th December Sussex will placed in its next tier arrangement regarding COVID-19. In the few days before the last tier arrangement on 2nd December, several Sussex MPs were claiming that our area was in a much better place … Continue reading

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Regional COVID tiers need local MPs to start working together


The arrival of the Pfizer Vaccine into Brighton and Hove as our regional hub at the end of last week and the Parliamentary vote to set local Health Protection regulations that include Sussex until at least the 2nd February 2021 … Continue reading

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