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.

We need a connection between Businesses and Policy makers


At the end of the week I had the opportunity to meet up with some other businesses in East Sussex that have a few common threads under the heading of “Scale up East Sussex”. One of the threads is that … Continue reading

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This week in Brighton and Hove is a significant one!


This week in Brighton and Hove is always very memorable for a range of reasons, one of which is the beginning of a new academic year at both of our Universities. The same is true in other parts of Sussex … Continue reading

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LEPs like Coast to Capital need a major strategy change


The appointment of Julie Kapsalis as the new Vice Chair of the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership is clearly very good news, as she will understand a number of aspects of the regions business interests. Her appointment is vital, … 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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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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