Tag Archives: Mayor of London

A Mayor for Sussex and Surrey?


At a time when Brighton & Hove Council is once again threatening the budget for youth provision in our city, and coming several years after West Sussex took a similar approach, it is encouraging to read that the Mayor of … Continue reading

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A Mayor for Surrey & Sussex?


On Thursday all electors in England and Wales with exceptions in a few areas will be entitled to vote for their Police and Crime Commissioner. In Sussex we will have an opportunity to either re-elect Katy Bourne (Conservative) or vote … Continue reading

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Never mind EVEL what happened to our devolution?


Todays announcement by Boris and George that a future Tory Government will hand the Mayor of London greater planning powers and a new ‘London Land Commission’ will be established to deliver more development on brownfield sites, under measures outlined in a … Continue reading

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Boris and broken political windows


The interview with Boris Johnson on Monday evening on Newsnight from Manchester revealed a great deal about the broken windows that litter our political landscape. In a  discussion with Jeremy Paxman strikingly similar to the one that the two men … Continue reading

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Bernard is as inept as Boris


On Friday nights Radio 4 Any Questions one of the questions related to the appalling failure of judgement by the Metropolitan Police in choosing to investigate the family and friends of Stephen Lawrence during the aftermath of Stephens murder. The panel on … Continue reading

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Boris, not the first #PCCs amongst equals!


In British Politics there are few characters more eccentric than Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson and for all his strengths and many weaknesses it is hard to imagine anyone wanting to treat him as a role model in the normal sense of that … Continue reading

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On the route from London to Rio


The news reports from Brazil in the last few days have reflected something of a transition, to my ears at least. The voices that our media have captured as they attempt to explain the  unrest on the Streets have distilled down … Continue reading

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Parasites in our midst? And the cure!


Based on my limited knowledge of biology, most parasitic organisms have a co-dependent relationship with their hosts. Kill the host and either you die or else you need to find another host. I am beginning to wonder if there are some parallels with our broadcast … Continue reading

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An open response to Labour Home


I am standing as the Independent candidate in elections to choose the first Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex – check out my website for more information. The elections will take place on 15th November and all people who are … Continue reading

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We need Policing not Politics


The coalition Government came to power with a long list of ideas and proposals that were intended to change the way in which services are delivered in local communities. Many of these were inspired by good intentions but few appear to have been thought through adequately. One … Continue reading

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