Category Archives: Brighton & Hove

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

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80 Days for MPs to travel around their constituency – in listening mode


Today we face 80 days before the 31st October which according to the Government is the current and third date on which we will depart from the EU. Clearly some people are very unhappy that the departure has not already … Continue reading

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George and his colleagues must answer questions if they seek credibility


The concept that the Government members of the House of Lords are entitled to ignore questions that they get asked has arisen in a number of examples over the last few months. At one point it appeared that Elizabeth Sugg … Continue reading

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Parliament cannot justify 8 weeks recess over a 10 week period


For so many of us in locations like Brighton and Hove, the knowledge that people, particularly young students are studying for degrees and other qualifications in further and higher education settings is evident, and the occasional sight of someone wearing … Continue reading

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Brighton gets an unfortunate mention in the House of Lords


Last Thursday the House of Lords were debating a Bill that has arisen in their House and was the second reading of the Bill. The Bill is referred to as the “Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill” One of the people … Continue reading

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Closing down Parliament and the licensing of Drones


The actions by Sussex and indeed Kent and Surrey MPs last Tuesday during a debate on matters relating to Northern Ireland have presented our nation with a very slim mechanism to avoid the new Prime Minister from shutting down Parliament … Continue reading

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Unity is a much tougher challenge than Brexit and together impossible


The 160,000 Tories who are in the process of voting for our next Prime Minister are faced with at least one candidate whose supporters and campaigners know he is not capable of delivering the three promises they are offering. That … Continue reading

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