Category Archives: Brighton & Hove

Sussex MPs need to learn from the Manchester mistakes


This letter is directed at the nine Conservative Greater Manchester MPs who have recently written publicly to Matthew Hancock in an attempt to criticise Andy Burnham. They appear to have ignored that the call for the whole of Manchester to … Continue reading

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Beirut was not a Nuclear explosion, but….


As the work begins in Beirut to deal with the catastrophe caused by the explosion that occurred on Tuesday evening, it is very clear that all nations need to do whatever we can to prevent such things ever happening again. … Continue reading

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COVID-19 demonstrates how local areas need more power


Ever since Parliament closed down 10 days ago a number of issues have arisen that suggests that our Government is not capable of dealing with the challenges that our nation and our local communities are facing. Of course given that … Continue reading

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Parliament is now closed, so what should Sussex MPs do?


It is very conventional for the Parliamentary Summer recession to take place around this date with the first full week starting today. Based on the time of year and the fact that usually MPs would have all been working long … Continue reading

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Lets be radical about solving some current Housing problems


In the last few days two Sussex MPs have raised questions about Housing requirements as we come out of the initial COVID lockdown situation. Many of us are very aware of this challenge and some of the opportunities and barriers. … Continue reading

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A tragic loss for Brighton and Hove – Barry Hulyer RIP


I first met Barry Hulyer in the late 1990’s when I got involved with the Brighton and Hove Council for Voluntary Services which tragically needed to be closed down due to a number of problems in its structure. However Barry … Continue reading

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MPs and Parliament must now respond to this major problem


Over many years there have been plenty of examples of corruption by individual MPs, Ministers and even occasionally whole Governments. How this current situation compares to some of those examples is hard to measure, particularly as the Russia report is … Continue reading

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Some good news from last weeks Parliament


This week will raise a number of challenges for many of us as well as some very positive actions which we can be delighted to find out about from the Members of Parliament. One of the really positive elements that … Continue reading

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All Sussex MPs must support the ISC to get set up today


Today in Parliament is an opportunity for the Government to begin to deliver on a promise that they made to people throughout the country several months ago. It is of course vital that our Sussex MPs will all vote to … Continue reading

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A vital planning element for our Government to embrace


At the beginning of last week there was a second reading debate in Parliament about a Business and Planning Bill which is currently being supported by both the Government and the Labour Party based on the comments that were expressed … Continue reading

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