Category Archives: Education

The Blair Government invested heavily in early years education and the Cameron Government began well by promising to retain childrens centres. That has become one more piece of this Governments hyperbole at best. The truth was that Blairs reforms did not go far enough and now the ground is being moved from under our childrens feet. No stone should be left unturned as we protect the future of our next generation.

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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MP’s like Henry Smith need inviting to a more diverse range of youth groups


When I was 8 long before the Scout network started the Beaver concept, I joined the 12th Crosby and 172nd Liverpool pack of cubs and I was a very enthusiastic cub, even rising to the rank of sixer. At the … Continue reading

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A pathetic response to a serious issue


While we wait for the dust to settle in the new Government (albeit one that was not elected) there is a myriad of issues to focus on that relate to the last few days of the previous Government. Given that … Continue reading

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MPs in the South East have begun to change their responses


As we wait to find out who our next Prime Minister will be, it is encouraging that Parliament when presented with a new opportunity to prevent him from closing them down, responded differently. The prorogation of Parliament would allow the … Continue reading

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Parliamentary incompetence goes beyond Boris’s campaign


When considering the performance of our Government at the moment it is hard to look beyond the poor quality interviews and debate that Boris and Jeremy are taking part in. However this statement by Nadhim Zahawi proves that we need … Continue reading

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The future of seaside and rural communities


Last week in the House of Lords, Steve Bassam introduced a report entitled “Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities – The future of seaside towns” At one point in his introduction Steve explained that the Government had responded and one of their … Continue reading

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A positive Government STEM strategy has been challenged


One of the very positive aspects of the House of Lords is their ability to challenge the approach being taken by the Government of the day. In many cases these challenges are vital. However it is always concerning when competent … Continue reading

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