Tag Archives: Nick Boles

The latest effort to protect people on construction sites from COVID-19


Yesterday a Government formed agency, albeit one that Ministers claim is a ‘business led membership council’ published its third version of a guidance document under the short title of Site Operating Procedures or the slightly longer title of Construction Sector … Continue reading

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Grieve vs Caulfield and Boles vs Trump


Last night in the House of Commons during a debate two matters arose that show the importance of our credible politicians challenging less credible people who are using twitter to indicate their ignorance. The one closest to home came from … Continue reading

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Anne Milton and her predecessors failed to improve STEM education


Over the last few weeks in Parliament there have been a couple of statements regarding STEM and Further Education issues. They are vital matters as up until now our STEM provision in this country has been heavily supplemented from visitors … Continue reading

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After 28 months, with 160 days left we must suspend Article 50 and go back to the people!


A recent suggestion by Nick Boles on Channel 4 news that as an interim solution to respect the people who voted to leave the EU whilst at the same time recognising that the Irish border issue is unresolved is that … Continue reading

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Parliament must put its own house in order!


A month or so ago when Damian Green was still in Theresa May’s Cabinet, two well known names in the Tory Party defended him from the accusations against him regarding his use of computers to download pornography 9 years earlier. … Continue reading

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One small action to take today!


Today has been badged as #dataprivacyday which is an international attempt to encourage people to improve their online and wider cyber security. There is a website which includes plenty of information and it is clear all of us could do … Continue reading

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MPs need to pay attention to one another


On Wednesday 6th December the Chair of the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee, Meg Hillier explained to her colleagues and the rest of the world “Technology is clearly critical to combating cyber-crime, and developing effective common defences should be … Continue reading

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A report we can all act upon


A few days ago a report was published by the Committee on Standards in Public Life which is entitled ‘Intimidation in Public Life’ primarily focused on the the way in which politicians have been attacked, and have attacked others using … Continue reading

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The Brexit-Tears are pouring out


The vote last night in Parliament was of course a minor point in a much bigger process and anyone who either supported Amendment 7 (as I did) or who opposed it (as the tweets here display) knows that there is … Continue reading

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Parliament fails to deal with Cyber Security


The text above is from my attempt last weekend to raise a Parliamentary petition to call on the Government to carry out a proper Cyber audit of MPs and Peers. Late yesterday Parliament appeared to reject the petition without a … Continue reading

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