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Ken Baker describes how Gove & colleagues have failed for last 10 years


On Monday while MPs in the House of Commons were arguing about whether to hold election no 3 in four and a half years, their colleagues in the House of Lords took part in a debate under the title “Vocational … Continue reading

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A day of explosions helped by a year of engineering


Every month or week, indeed most days of the year are marked as being a time to focus on particular events or themes. Today and tonight must be one of the few anniversaries or days to mark that almost everyone … Continue reading

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A hollow sounding Industrial Strategy


On Tuesday two events took place in the House of Commons that displayed how incoherent the Government is over one of its high profile ‘solutions’ to the needs of businesses for trained individuals that the Government has claimed is needed. … Continue reading

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Lets change the nature of Parliament


According to this post on the Government website, John Bercow would like to encourage more engineers and scientists to become MPs which would clearly make a huge difference to the way in which Parliament works. The big barrier however is not … Continue reading

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There is a clear need for effective data


I work for a small company and occasionally we get a phone call from an agency ringing on behalf of the Government wanting to gather data on our work and impact. If we have the data, we will share it … Continue reading

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Just wait 5 years and we’ll have a solution


When politicians are asked questions in Parliament, particularly questions that they have been asked many times before, in written form, there seems to be no excuse for the answer to be poorly researched or only partial in its content. These … Continue reading

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We need Ministers that will listen & learn


On a regular basis local groups of businesses meet together for Breakfast or lunch meetings, usually focused on ideas which will enable some or all of the businesses present to strengthen their work and improve their profitability. The same is … Continue reading

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An inspiring 28 minutes


The focus by Politicians and Industry on vehicles that can be powered by electricity and eventually be self driven has sadly led to all sorts of ignorance being demonstrated in a manner that is bound to create disappointment and cynicism. … Continue reading

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A winter wonderland leads to a Big Bang!


The impact on Sussex of a few centimetres of snow has been huge over the last week with a mixture of some very positive elements as well as deeply damaging ones. The positive aspects included the opportunity for some people … Continue reading

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We must reverse decline into real growth


According to this report on the Coastal West Sussex Local Enterprise Partnership website, “the numbers of West Sussex students choosing Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) topics at GCSE and A-Level [is] declining”  It is with this in mind that … Continue reading

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