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.

A good question to ask Lloyd


Following the appointment and resignation of Toby Young for the Office for Students (OFS) the MP for Brighton Kemptown, Lloyd Russell-Moyle decided to ask a question of the Government. It went like this: “To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how … Continue reading

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The need for Parliament to listen to Frida


Last Wednesday in the Palace of Westminster, two important people from Sussex University appeared in front of the Joint Committee on Human Rights. Adam Tickell is the Vice Chancellor and Frida Gustafsson is the President of the Students Union. They … Continue reading

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The Government needs to go much further


Following the collapse of Carillion over the weekend, the response from the Government is once again displaying an acute failure to understand the way in which such companies operate, or perhaps they are intentionally ignoring such understanding. Carillion employed a … Continue reading

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Two clear days in Theresa’s Calendar!


It is great news that President Trump has cancelled his planned trip to the UK next month, even if made his decision based on false information. At the time of writing he was stating that he did not want to … Continue reading

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Too many national eggs in too few baskets


The news reports predicting the collapse of Carillion and attempting to determine if the Government will intervene to prevent the collapse reveals a very clear set of issues that are very pertinent, coming so close to Micro Business Day on … Continue reading

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How do we measure pomposity?


It is not difficult to find tweets or other statements that display how many of the so called leaders of our nation lack credibility if one was trying to call them statesmen or stateswomen. The previously posted offensive tweets that … Continue reading

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MPs need to focus on the MicroBiz details


Tomorrow is #MicroBizMatters Day. It is a day intended to focus on the importance of businesses that employ 0-9 people or turnover up to £2m. The Company I work for falls into the second of these categories although our workforce … Continue reading

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