Tag Archives: Tim Loughton

Five Sussex MPs took part in the Afghanistan debate


The unexpected return to Parliament last Tuesday was clearly necessary given what took place in Afghanistan a few days earlier. Many of the people who spoke set out legitimate calls for the Government to do more in terms of actions … Continue reading

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Very clear arguments for 0.7% especially for Yemen


Although it is a fortnight ago since our MPs had a debate on Foreign Aid and the result of the votes did not tragically provide a good outcome it is still worthwhile repeating some of the words and indeed we … Continue reading

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The Nationality and Borders Bill needs reconsideration


Last week all of the Sussex MPs responded to the second reading of the Nationality and Borders Bill which is in response to asylum seekers who have been welcomed into our nation in many generations. Sadly, all of the Conservative … Continue reading

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Some Sussex MPs support Water Safety and Foreign Aid


Last Monday there was a Parliamentary debate which responded to a public petition that called for improved education to protect children in water settings. A few of the opening words from Catherine Mckinnell, the MP from Newcastle expressed very clearly … Continue reading

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Thank you for opposing your appalling Government


The 2019 Conservative Manifesto stated very clearly as shown here that they would “proudly maintain their commitment to spend 0.7% of our Gross National Income on development and do more to help countries receiving aid become self-sufficient” They never focused … Continue reading

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A very important debate this afternoon with local connections


This afternoon there will be a discussion in Westminster regarding the tragic death of a young man called Dylan Ramsay who drowned in a quarry on the 3rd July 2011. Dylan was swimming with two friends near his home. According … Continue reading

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English Wine Week with a major focus on Sussex Wine


On Wednesday afternoon there was a debate about Wine Week that took place at the end of the day, organised by Andrew Griffith who is the MP for Arundel and South Downs. His comments were focused on this subject as … Continue reading

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Following Sussex Day, our MPs have some challenges


Many of us enjoy living or working in Sussex and so it is fantastic that a few years ago Ian Steedman in Worthing followed by Martin Ellis in Crowborough set out to re-establish the Sussex day celebration. The day has … Continue reading

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The first day back into Parliament for our MPs


Today is the start of a new half term in Schools and the return to Parliament by MPs after their own week away. This week also involves a visit to Cornwall by representatives of many countries under the title of … Continue reading

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The Parliament Petition team has made a very strange decision


The following item is todays piece – since I wrote it an email has come from Caroline Lucas – although it is at the end of the document, it is actually the latest item on this theme. Now back to … Continue reading

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