Category Archives: Brighton & Hove

Why Parliament needs to revisit last Tuesdays debate


The last seven days have proven that a week is a long time in politics focusing on our departure from the EU and possible trade arrangements with the USA. Last Tuesday a debate in the House of Commons focused on … Continue reading

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Govia Thameslink Railways supporters change their minds, again!


Looking back over the debates in the House of Commons that took last week it seems as though at least two MPs in Sussex who only two weeks earlier had voted to support Chris Grayling and allow GTR to retain … Continue reading

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Democratic Accountability is in short supply


This appears in my column in todays Argus was written before the resignations of Davis, Baker and Braverman from the Cabinet. Their departure along with the need for McVey and Grayling to go and the prospect of Johnson leaving must … Continue reading

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I hope you have a good journey


For anyone on a train or about to head off to a station, travelling to work or to a place of entertainment, I hope that your journey is a good one. You may be interested to know that according to … Continue reading

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Parliament must take their fingers out of their ears


As the images above indicate, sometimes the lack of a promise for 100,000 people to march on the Streets of London does not mean that that number of people are unwilling to step out from their comfort or indeed their … Continue reading

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Three people working hard on our behalf


We are in the middle of a national campaign to raise the profile of the safe use of a valuable asset in our County and City, but one that carries high risks. The coast and rivers across Sussex provide us … Continue reading

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Brighton & Hove Council need to do better


A few days ago I received an invitation to respond to a consultation on a cultural framework for the city. The email related to a consultation which was scheduled to take two weeks. This seems a rather short period for … Continue reading

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