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.

Telegraph journalists need to experience the real world


Our Government claimed almost a year ago that austerity had ended, even though the cuts to police, education, NHS, low income benefits and local government are still impacting the deepest bones of our society. However if suddenly the Government discovered … Continue reading

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Gibb and Loughton must explain their comments


One of the most fantastic events that took place last week was the celebration of 75 years since the D Day departure and landing, an event that began the end of our last world war. This is why President Trump … Continue reading

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A wake up call for the Department for Education?


A few weeks ago I wrote a piece that related to a debate that had taken place in Parliament about modern language education and in that debate Nick Gibb, the Schools Minister made it very clear that in the light … Continue reading

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A Bizarre attitude towards a single vote


Just over a week ago MPs were debating a matter that will have a huge impact on our educational infrastructure. It was clear from the debate that the impact on our Universities of our departure from the EU is going … Continue reading

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Studying EU languages is a demand from Brexit supporting MPs


The following is my piece in Today’s Argus column: Following the major shift in 10 out of the 13 District and Borough Councils across Sussex and the impact here in Brighton and Hove last Thursday it is hard to fully understand … Continue reading

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The need to resolve all Cabinet leaks!


As the media trawls through the problems caused by someone that the Cabinet claims is Gavin Williamson and who has apparently sworn on his children lives he was not guilty and MPs are demanding he is taken to Court, it … Continue reading

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Re-review the role of Government Tsars


The news that Natascha Engel who was appointed as Commissioner for Shale Gas which was also referred to as Fracking Tsar on 5th October 2018 and resigned over the weekend has raised all sorts of questions and concerns. There have … Continue reading

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