Tag Archives: John Bercow

Let us ensure the 2020’s becomes a powerful decade for Micro Businesses


Over the next 12 months, let alone the next 120 months we will have a significant period for many people and for our nation as a whole. Irrespective of the political nonsense and chaos that is bound to be part … Continue reading

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As this year and decade ends we have challenging elements for the new ones


Tomorrow is the last day of the current decade and it remains to be determined if the radical changes proposed by the new version of our almost decade long Government will be achieved. Right now it seems impossible for them … Continue reading

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The lack of coherence over party conferences


This year here in Brighton we will once again be hosting the Labour Party as a location for its main annual conference. They are due into our city on Saturday 21st September and will depart on Wednesday 25 September. The … 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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Parliament cannot fit a quart into their pint pot


Speaking on the first day of Parliament yesterday the Labour MP for Feltham and Heston, Seema Malhotra raised a point of order which is actually a question which was quite long but carries with it a lot of information about … Continue reading

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Lets change the nature of Parliament


According to this post on the Government website, John Bercow would like to encourage more engineers and scientists to become MPs which would clearly make a huge difference to the way in which Parliament works. The big barrier however is not … Continue reading

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Time to reduce the level of noise?


There are many challenges facing the UK as it prepares for departure from the bloc of countries that make up our strongest trading relationships and come to terms with the out of control President of our closest ally outside of … Continue reading

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The thin veneer of respect


Yesterday in Parliament, the new SNP MPs were taken to task for applauding the words of their own colleagues in the debate on the Queens speech. The Speaker, John Bercow waited until the third incidence of this affront to Parliamentary … Continue reading

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Volunteers, not pressed men!


Defining volunteering is not easy, due to the criteria used by different organisations that use the term. In the case of this poster, the brave lads recruited 100 years ago received the kings shilling, but they chose to sign up, rather than being subject to the … Continue reading

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Some privilege!


According to a report on the Daily Telegraph website for Monday, ‘The 300-year-old law of Parliamentary Privilege is being threatened by a libel case being brought by a Thai football executive, the Speaker of the House of Commons has said. … Continue reading

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