Tag Archives: Steve Bassam

The House of Lords raised two vital themes


Last week in Parliament two very important themes were raised in the House of Lords by Sussex Peers. Sadly, the first of them which related to apprenticeships, raised by Ralph Palmer had some deeply negative comments that I don’t recognise. … Continue reading

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What will happen this week as Parliament opens?


Today is the beginning of the new term for our political representatives in the Houses of Commons and Lords, although after three weeks there will be another long break so political parties can hold their conferences. This week will be … Continue reading

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How will Ministers like Baroness Barran grasp Erasmus


The image on the left of the photo of Baroness Diana Barran came from facebook back 3 days ago on the 13th March and it provides a very clear comparison between the provision of Erasmus and the proposed provision of … Continue reading

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The Government must be prevented from ending their values


All MPs need to stand up and challenge the call by Rishi Sunak to end the promise set out in the Conservative manifesto less than a year ago under the title of Promote our Values to “proudly maintain our commitment … Continue reading

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George and his colleagues must answer questions if they seek credibility


The concept that the Government members of the House of Lords are entitled to ignore questions that they get asked has arisen in a number of examples over the last few months. At one point it appeared that Elizabeth Sugg … Continue reading

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The future of seaside and rural communities


Last week in the House of Lords, Steve Bassam introduced a report entitled “Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities – The future of seaside towns” At one point in his introduction Steve explained that the Government had responded and one of their … Continue reading

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We need to overhaul Parliamentary answer processes


A couple of weeks ago a Labour member of the House of Lords asked a rather simple and basic question and got what could be described as an absent answer. The person who asked the question is Alan West, Baron … Continue reading

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How many questions will it take Liz Sugg?


The third version of Steve Bassam’s question regarding what one Government Minister was doing a month ago emerged on Thursday. His previous two questions and Elizabeth’s answers can be seen on this blog. Steve is clearly pushing the Government to … Continue reading

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Total lies or pure incompetence


The idea that Parliament in general and the Government in particular does not record its activities and the work it carries out is proven as a clear lie by the fact that Hansard records debates and questions and answers such … Continue reading

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Three DfT broken-buses crawl along together!


My blog yesterday focused on the unwillingness of the Department for Transport to answer a very simple and straightforward question, raised by Cheryl Gillan MP on the 13th March in the House of Commons regarding HS2. The Minister who refused … Continue reading

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