Tag Archives: Steve Bassam

Come on Steve, focus on seaside designers


Just over a week ago Steve Bassam and Janet Whitaker along with 11 other Lords and Ladies got together to form a group which is called “Regenerating Seaside Towns Committee”. Both Steve and Janet are based in Sussex and so … Continue reading

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Parliament needs to improve its Committee processes


This afternoon in the House of Lords Steve Bassam and Janet Whitaker who are both Sussex based Peers will be meeting with a team of Lords under the heading of “Regenerating Seaside Towns Committee” and they will be discussing that … Continue reading

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Sussex is impacted by hard borders and Police funding cuts


Most fellow residents have come to terms with our boundary signs that welcome visitors to Brighton and Hove, even though we know which part of the city we live or work in. This sense of corporate unity is of course … Continue reading

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Lets raise concerns via They Work for You


On Thursday Steve Bassam, as a member of the House of Lords asked a question of the Government, which whilst seeming to be a matter of Parliamentary detail, in fact should be of concern to all of us. As things … Continue reading

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A crazy business cycle, with a few local highlights


My piece in todays Argus points out that every autumn, Parliament goes through a ridiculous business cycle opening up after a huge Summer break and then closing down after a few days to allow MPs and party members to attend … Continue reading

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What we need is cross people


According to a comments by George Young in a debate in the House of Lords last Friday on the ‘Political Parties (Funding and Expenditure) Bill’ the lack of cross-party consensus on major reforms means that the Government believes that it is … Continue reading

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A Southern Powerhouse?


The news that George Osborne is to remain as a backbench MP whilst focusing on his new role as chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership is good news for my birth city of Liverpool. The Northern Powerhouse Partnership appears to … Continue reading

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The need for Lords Reform


The embarrassment of our Government over Mondays vote on tax credits is fully deserved. As many commentators have pointed out, there were several routes open to George Osborne to successfully achieve their miserable and un-mandated objective of removing the credits from … Continue reading

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Courage and Integrity needed


As I have written previously, Alison McGovern the Labour spokesperson on Education and MP for Wirral South recently explained to Parliament that based on a visit to Brighton and her observation of people living on the Streets of our City, the Green Council appear to have … Continue reading

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