Author Archives: ianchisnall

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.

Robbie must get to grips with withdrawal reality


Robbie Gibb has worked as the Director of Communications at No 10 Downing Street from July 2017 to July 2019 so he has overseen the period during which his boss, Theresa made a complete mess of her attempt at resolving … Continue reading

Posted in EU Referendum, Parliament and Democracy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Boris (Boaty McBoatface) Johnson has a great deal to learn from Peterloo


Three days ago we all had a chance to acknowledge the Bicentenary of the Peterloo massacre which took place when ordinary people in a vital part of our nation went onto the streets of Manchester to demand that their voices … Continue reading

Posted in Parliament and Democracy, Youth Issues | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lets protect these rich and politically mature men from themselves


This tweet appears to say it all. An apparently sweet and innocent MEP called Roger Helmer is defending another individual who as it happens is politically high profile and even more wealthy and powerful as a business man than Roger, … Continue reading

Posted in Parliament and Democracy, Youth Issues | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Woodstock and Peterloo – there is a tenuous link


As we acknowledge two anniversaries this week, it was fascinating to discover that that there is a rather tenuous link. The celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock included an interview on radio 4 of a man who was 21 … Continue reading

Posted in Parliament and Democracy, Youth Issues | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Boris or his opponents need to recall Parliament


A local Councillor went onto social media to explain that this is the new form of Prime Ministers Questions and it is a good way forward.  The irony is that Caroline who I have met prior to her election as … Continue reading

Posted in Parliament and Democracy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

King Alfred and other large schemes need a different approach


The commercial size of the replacement for King Alfred and the impact on our city of successful or failing contracts surely means we need to find a new way of delivering such large schemes. The news yesterday of the collapse … Continue reading

Posted in Brighton & Hove, Housing, Parliament and Democracy | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Does Priti and her colleagues understand our economy?


After Boris was elected as leader of his party by 93,000 party members and appointed Prime Minister by the Queen two weeks ago, he began the process of putting together a Cabinet to run our nation. However he also had … Continue reading

Posted in EU Referendum, Journalism, Parliament and Democracy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment