Tag Archives: Tony Blair

Will today be a significant day for our Politics?


It is clear that when people in senior political positions make very poor quality decisions that there needs to be a way for both their party, and for the Parliament and for the public who pay them for the work … Continue reading

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Proportional Representation is needed for the UK


I had the privilege of meeting Tony Blair on a couple of occasions and I also met some of his Ministers during my time working for Churches Together in Sussex and coordinating the Hope08 campaign across the UK. My meetings … Continue reading

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Gove must start to take seriously his abiding by the Law


This tweet from Ryan Heath helpfully promotes this piece today in The Times which discloses that within the Cabinet Office, which is of course run by Michael Gove, that there is a unit that is called the “clearing house” that … Continue reading

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When will our nation review Brexit and reconsider it


Over the last couple of days and this weekend there have been a number of challenges which have appeared in Newspapers regarding the impact of our departure from the EU. Of course they could easily be minor items that will … Continue reading

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Black History Month – A small number of our Champions


Earlier this week the new MP for Erith and Thamesmead, Abena Oppong-Asare opened up a debate in the House of Commons on the theme of Black History Month. Although Abena has only been an MP since the last General Election … Continue reading

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How Parliament has set out the Good, The Bad and the Ugly


The last week in Parliament has been a clear demonstration of why prorogation should not have occurred but given it took place between 10th September and 18th September which is a relatively long prorogation prior to any Queen’s Speech, my … Continue reading

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A clear lack of accountability


When elected Government officers make decisions to spend public money in ways that are clearly outside of their remit and go against the advice of their civil servants, there needs to be some form of accountability for them and learning … Continue reading

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We need a joined up Industrial Strategy


When the coalition came to power they invoked, like many changes of political power before them, a flurry of change, sweeping away the structures of their predecessors. Everything went in the bin, both the things that were not helping society … Continue reading

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Let us hope for a safe outcome


Last night I was at a meeting with the senior police officer who has overall responsibility for the policing of todays election across Sussex and Surrey. Just as each of the parties have a huge number of people focused on … Continue reading

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Education but not as we want it


There is a crisis in education occuring in Schools across the UK. Today I have written about it in our local paper, The Argus: Every generation faces challenges when it comes to education. As a child of the 60’s I … Continue reading

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