Category Archives: Housing

We must support all rural communities


Although I have visited Northern Ireland on several occasions and know some folk who live there, I don’t have a very good handle on how the recent alliance between the Conservative Party and the DUP will have impacted the politics … Continue reading

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Social Inequality is being ignored


The following is the text of my column in todays Argus newspaper: Last Wednesday whilst the Government was in the middle of debating the Queens speech and also fighting off a valiant attempt by most opposition politicians to increase public sector … Continue reading

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Sussex MP is an Equality Champion?


In the Parliamentary debate following the Grenfell Tower disaster it was reassuring to read the transcript of a question asked by Huw Merriman, MP for Battle and Bexhill. He challenged the Prime Minister: “I note that the Prime Minister said … Continue reading

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A busy Thursday ahead for Dex


Over many years in my previous occupation I had the privilege to meet and spend time with a range of senior and middle tier managers from the fire service, primarily in East Sussex as well as a small number in … Continue reading

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Ministerial accountability


Its clear that when a Minister stands up in Parliament or indeed in any public setting and makes a statement, that people sit up and listen. If the same thing was said by an MP there may be some interest, … Continue reading

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The scaredy cats of Brighton & Hove


Later today a great opportunity has been created by two charities I have connections with. They wanted to try to change the nature of the political discourse taking place in our city by inviting a candidate from each party and … Continue reading

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My take on a few of the promises


The following is my piece in todays Argus: Now that all of the main parties have published their manifestos it is interesting to see some of the elements that have been included. I confess my focus has been on the … Continue reading

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