Tag Archives: Peter Bone

Michael Gove went missing over recording and Emails


Yesterday afternoon at 4.10pm there was this debate in Parliament under the title of Security of Ministers’ Offices and Communications. Peter Bone was the person who asked the question and it was very clearly directed to a man who is … Continue reading

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Some strange views from some angry powerful people


It is always challenging when people who have significant influence and indeed power in our nation make a range of statements that are clearly disconnected from the others they have made. Sadly these folk shown here are willing to change … Continue reading

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A very busy legislative process – that achieved nothing so far


Yesterday afternoon at precisely 4.16pm a total of 58 private members bills were submitted by a relatively small group of people. As we can see the Speaker was not very impressed by the approach. Just to put these 58 Bills … Continue reading

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We need a more coherent support approach to businesses


The comments by Grant Shapps at the Tory Party conference yesterday on what is referred to as Operation Matterhorn according to the tweet will no doubt have raised a few moments of applause for him in the auditorium along with … Continue reading

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Naïve claims about what democracy looks like


Over the last few days two people who are from both the main UK political parties, albeit as ex-Councillors have argued that the EU is deeply undemocratic and they have pointed to the Commission and in particular Jean-Claude Juncker as … Continue reading

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So there is a clear plan for a No Deal Brexit


It appears that not only has the Government set out a clear plan for a no deal Brexit that it has been working on for 2 years as indicated in this speech by Martin Callanan made in the House of … Continue reading

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It is time for Parliament to be made accountable


We live in society that feels like a strange mix of strongly defined processes and protocols which can at times prevent ordinary people from making the most of their time or resources and at the other end of the spectrum, … Continue reading

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24hrs in the World of Politics


We are half way through a very strange day for Party Politics from my vantage point. A day that doesn’t appear to show Party Politicians in their best light, although I admit as I wrote yesterday, I am no fan of Party Politics. Over the … Continue reading

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Bone is at it again


I wrote last weekend following comments made by Peter Bone MP in the light of the appalling campaign by the Home Office using advertising vans. Yesterdays World At One on Radio 4 once again reflected on this campaign, partly because … Continue reading

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Far worse than the vans!


On Tuesday I wrote about the advertising campaign that the Home Office has organised, supposedly to try to deal with illegal immigration.  My point on that occasion was that the vans were likely to stir up fear and insecurity amongst people who … Continue reading

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