Category Archives: Environment

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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15 years late the ‘key’ Tory MEP asks a valid question


Daniel Hannan has been the Tory MEP for South East England for 241 months during which time of 240 months he was one of a number of MEPs and even spoke very boldly about how he needn’t bother campaigning as … Continue reading

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Brighton and Hove has benefited from a range of political parties


Anyone interested in politics in the UK will be aware that tomorrow is stage 2 of the Tory Party leadership contest and tragically the loss of the first three candidates means that the remaining seven are all male. Although Esther … Continue reading

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The need for South East Councils to change their focus


The following is my column in todays Argus newspaper: In the light of the results of the local elections that took place on 2nd May, virtually every Council in our region which I view as being Sussex, Surrey and Kent … Continue reading

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Fascinating debate with meaningful democratic recommendations


Every so often in the House of Lords a debate takes place which deserves to be promoted beyond the vital but passive provision of Hansard and “They Work for You” which is where I was alerted to this particular one. … 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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An urgent question following 37 months of Parliamentary inactivity


When Politicians ask urgent questions, it is easy to assume that they are responding to a matter that has emerged as a result of their discovery of a recent issue. However when Ed Miliband spoke up yesterday on St Georges … Continue reading

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