Tag Archives: Liz Truss

Erasmus may not be the only matter to resolve


I confess I have not read any of the 2000 pages in the EU deal, but one of the clear headlines is Erasmus so it seems sensible to remind our Government of some of the statements that they made in … Continue reading

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We need some additional impact assessments Greg


A few days ago on the 20th November, three written questions that had been asked by a Sussex based MP raised an interesting response from Greg Hands who is the Minister of State for the Department of International Trade and … Continue reading

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A NON – Independent Review of Administrative Law


Yesterday was the first day back for Parliament and so the Government was finally able to announce to the MPs its plans which it made at the end of July to hold what they claim will be an “Independent Review … Continue reading

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How close to solving the problem are we?


Over the last few days I have seen a number of pieces being posted on the internet about the future of our economy beyond the 31st December and the prospects of trade deals. This image was published just over two … Continue reading

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We need a coherent National and International response to C-19


The challenge we are all facing in trying to understand the impact of Coronaviris or COVID-19 is made much more difficult by the lack of credible and consistent political leadership in a range of contexts (This piece was written on … Continue reading

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The EU departure proposals need a higher level of accountability


The news yesterday that our Prime Minister is opposing the proposal by Matt Hancock to work with the European Union on pandemic warning on subjects such as Cornovirus is clearly very concerning and then the suggestion from Truss that workers … Continue reading

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Seven years is not a very long time in unchained Politics


Its is intriguing that a group of people like Patel, Truss, Raab, Kwarteng and Skidmore who are now presenting themselves as credible members of the next Government (if their party gets a majority of seats) sat down and wrote a … Continue reading

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The law was broken – Is an apology really sufficient?


If a retailer or publican sold alcohol or cigarettes to people under the legal age would their offer to apologise be considered acceptable? As another comparison would a business that sells weapons be allowed to apologise for selling them to … Continue reading

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A very very tough mandate, if it really exists


Thanks to a couple of the new prospective Cabinet Ministers writing on twitter we now know that they believe that our next Prime Minister has a clear or even great mandate to unite the country. The reality is that within … Continue reading

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A changed attitude towards local taxes


There was a time when the Conservative led Government under the watchful eye of Eric Pickles promised us all that local taxation would be frozen and they criticised all the local authorities that sought to increase taxes and they penalised … Continue reading

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