Tag Archives: Sarah Wollaston

Election candidates should matter more than party membership


It feels very strange that although the various voting elements all took place last Thursday that today there are still some results that we are expecting will be completed today. Many of us can recall the days when elections took … Continue reading

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Government refuses an inquiry, but is closing down PHE


When COVID-19 emerged and then led to thousands of deaths in the UK compared to far fewer in many other nations, understandably some people began to call for a public inquiry and the Government claimed that it was not appropriate … Continue reading

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The empty climate change podium of our less than Prime-Minister


It seems as though Mr Johnson along with Mr Farage are not willing to participate in a debate about climate change that is taking place this evening on Channel 4. Of course there is still a few hours to go … Continue reading

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Future Palace of Westminster must not be controlled by MPs


On the day before Andrea Leadsom resigned as Leader of the House of Commons, she was involved in an important debate about Parliamentary Buildings which was the second reading of the ‘Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill’ which she has … Continue reading

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The party political moon is on the wane


Over the last week there has been quite a shift in our political settings at both national and local levels. There was a brief link between the two settings which arose last Wednesday at Prime Ministers Questions when Maria Caulfield, … Continue reading

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Parliament must change Universal Debit


The way in which Parliament operates seem strange to many people and when new MPs or Peers first arrive many of them still struggle to understand its rules weeks and sometimes even months after they have arrived. It is perhaps … Continue reading

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A misguided comment from Sarah Wollaston


Late yesterday the Guardian published this article on a significant disagreement between the Childrens Commissioner, Anne Longfield and Simon Stevens, the CEO of NHS England. The article which has the headline ‘Children’s tsar savages NHS over paucity of mental healthcare’ … Continue reading

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We must protect our limited democracy


Across the political spectrum there are several MPs who demonstrate a clear willingness to stand up to their party on behalf of the wider community when the policies or ideologies of the party conflict with the needs of society. Such … Continue reading

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Our Government needs to listen


The news this morning that a petition of nearly 1M people is to be ignored by Theresa and her ‘top’ team is not a great surprise. After all she is playing to a much more important audience in her mind. … Continue reading

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A hollow strategy, under threat


After many years of faux campaigning and wringing of hands, the Governments has at long last unveiled its response to what a senior Government Minister described in February as a National Emergency. Yet the only real policy within the Child … Continue reading

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