Tag Archives: Huw Merriman

Huw Merriman discussed small businesses yesterday


Yesterday in the House of Commons a debate took place followed by a vote on the theme of supporting small businesses. It was clear that the votes were not sufficient to adopt the call by the Labour Party to support … Continue reading

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A very good question and a tragic response


On Tuesday the House of Commons held this debate on the subject of Health and Social Care and tragically only one of the Sussex MPs was involved in the questions. However Huw Merriman asked a question that was very clear … Continue reading

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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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