Tag Archives: James Cleverly

Israel and Palestine – some good comments from MPs


It was very encouraging that Catherine McKinnell who is the Chair of the Parliamentary Petitions Committee and MP for Newcastle Upon Tyne North has brought two petitions together for a debate so soon after they both passed the 100,000 level … Continue reading

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There needs to be major changes from No 10 Downing Street


A significant number of people well outside of party politics are raising concerns, about the amount of money being spent on redecoration of the flat above No 11 Downing Street. Yet these reactions are not the only issues that are … 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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Yemen is being debated again after nearly 6 months


This week there has been no Parliamentary debates which enables people like me who spend a bit of time trying to follow what happens each week to look in a bit more detail in the days before the holiday break. … Continue reading

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A very disappointing political end to 2020


As MPs along with their supporters and opposers are debating the very inadequate Trade Deal with the EU, it is clear that our position is not very strong. There is only one worse position and that would have been a … Continue reading

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The vital need for Politicians to achieve collaborative outcomes


At the end of last week when the Channel 4 debate on climate change took place, the sizeable splinters in the structure of the Conservative Party campaign seemed to begin to turn into a structural crack. As their team represented … Continue reading

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Who is most incompetent, Alan Mabbutt of CCHQ or the Tory Ministers?


The last 24 hours of the 2019 General Election campaign has provided a great deal of focus on the way in which the Conservative Campaign Headquarters has dealt with social media, in particular its Twitter profile. However the response from … Continue reading

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Stupid and democratically perverse Tory Party must be held to account


When Parliament is in recess any offensive or foolish  comments made by politicians cannot be challenged or held to account in Westminster and so we need to find mechanisms for doing so outside of the London Parliamentary capital. The stupid … Continue reading

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A Politician who admits what a mess his party has made of Police funding


There is no suggestion here that the cuts to policing budget introduced by the coalition Government from 2010 onwards were a good idea, after all James was not an MP at the time so he cannot be held personally accountable … Continue reading

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How can we call for a different outcome?


The high profile leaders of the Cabinet based #ChuckChequers campaign spent last night eating pizza and coming up with a series of plans to ensure that we as are a nation are denied a soft Brexit. Meanwhile my MEP Nigel … Continue reading

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