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So start with todays problem facing Universal Credit


Today the people who receive Universal Credit are all about to get a £20 a week cut because of a decision set out by Boris Johnson and his team several months ago. So if he is serious about this statement … Continue reading

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While in Sussex this week, visit some foodbanks


To all members of the Labour Party, we are delighted to welcome you to Brighton and Hove for your annual conference over the next few days. It would be fantastic for the whole of Sussex to benefit from Labour MPs … Continue reading

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A disturbing lack of assessment on UC reduction


It is always fascinating when an MP asks the Government a very simple question and their answer opens up a disturbing lack of credibility for the decision that they have made. This question on the £20 a week reduction in … 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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Sanctions should be proportionate….


…and apply to all recipients of public funding if the words of Amber Rudd are to be treated with some fairness. Last Thursday she made a statement and included these words  “Conditionality and sanctions are an important part of the … Continue reading

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The Good, The Bad and the Ugly


The extensive level of chaos displayed by the House of Commons over the last year or three is a matter that in most other contexts would lead responsible MPs to call for a public enquiry to correct the failings of … Continue reading

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Parliament must change Universal Debit


The way in which Parliament operates seem strange to many people and when new MPs or Peers first arrive many of them still struggle to understand its rules weeks and sometimes even months after they have arrived. It is perhaps … Continue reading

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Huw, please sort out the UC helpline


The cost to all of us, everytime someone gets on the phone to raise a concern or request information from a public sector body is huge. This relates to all agencies, irrespective of the name on the door of the … Continue reading

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Universal chaos


It seems inconceivable after 4 years of the Governments legislative programme that a major item of their welfare reforms has still not been signed off by the Treasury. The MPs who were involved in the meeting of the Public Accounts Committee … Continue reading

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Francis found a carpet after all


On Tuesday (21st May), Parliament broke up for its traditional Whitsun holiday. The MPs and Lords are due to reconvene on Monday 3rd June when around a 1000 legislators will be back at their desks ready to challenge the Government on its actions and … Continue reading

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