Author Archives: ianchisnall

About ianchisnall

I have a passion to see public policy made accessible everyone who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as in policies on health services and strategic planning.

Congratulations Sarah and team Grand


A national charity called Springboard “helps young people achieve their potential and nurtures unemployed people of any age into work. It helps alleviate poverty by supporting disadvantaged and underprivileged people into sustainable employment within hospitality, leisure and tourism.” The charity … Continue reading

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Financial services is not a special case


As this piece in the FT reports, there is a commitment being made by David Davis and his team as they negotiate Brexit to ensure that Bankers and Financial Service providers can continue to trade post Brexit for at least … Continue reading

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Front Row needs to educate MPs and Union Reps and the rest of us!


Last night on Radio 4, Front Row focused on a subject which in one sense is at the heart of the Arts provision in the UK. In doing so the interview by Samira Ahmed with three very well connected people including … Continue reading

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Our Negotiator in Chief


The Government and Brexiteers have been speaking about negotiation since 24th June with a high level of ignorance. This man is supposedly the nations negotiator and yesterday in Parliament demonstrated how he is unfit for the job. Of course standing … Continue reading

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Lets change the political approach


As far as the political world is concerned it feels like an enormous amount of change has occurred since Theresa May shook hands with Arlene Foster and slipped an IOU for £1Bn into the palm of her hand on 26th … Continue reading

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The urgent need to help heal pain


On Remembrance Sunday it is very sad to read that our Government has failed to deliver on its promises to Manchester City Council to deliver support for the damage caused by the arena bomber on 22nd May. Although six months … Continue reading

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Remembering a great bloke


Yesterday I received a very sad message announcing the death of a man who I had got to know over the last 5 years. Peter died in the arms of his wonderful wife on Wednesday, having suffered from prostrate cancer … Continue reading

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