Category Archives: Housing

A week is a long time in Politics


Once a week my blog appears as a column in the Argus newspaper under the heading ‘I do like Mondays’. This is today’s piece:      Last week should have been important for most people in the UK as two … Continue reading

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Lets make a real difference in Sussex


The following piece appears in this mornings Argus: This coming weekend sees two events taking place here in Sussex that are both an attempt to change the way in which elements of our society operates and to dramatically improve the … Continue reading

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Words that are too important to be ignored


It is vital that some of the words from Theresa May at the Conservative Party conference are not drowned out by the frenzy currently surrounding her colleagues such as Grant Shapps as they attempt to determine who will be the … Continue reading

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Small Businesses have a new champion


The Government yesterday announced that they have appointed a Small Business Commissioner to champion the voice of small businesses. The person they have appointed is Paul Uppal who served as Conservative MP for Wolverhampton South West from 2010 to 2015. He … Continue reading

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Why has this taken so long?


The apparent loss or waste of £300,000 of public money is no small matter even in the context of a Council the size of Brighton and Hove which has an annual budget of £756m. The money is claimed to have … Continue reading

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A Government unfit for purpose


Its easy to criticise Governments based on all sorts of criteria, running a nation is not easy. However today’s publication by the National Audit Office on the issue of Homelessness reveals holes in the fabric of the Government that are … Continue reading

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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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