Category Archives: Housing

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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Housing for young people


The following article focuses on the crisis in Youth Homelessness and the need for powerful advocates, it is published this morning in The Argus newspaper: There are few people who have the privilege of living in a Palace, particularly one … Continue reading

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An argument for shared sovereignty


It is easy to feel resentful and critical when people espouse arguments which they previously denigrated and criticised as other people articulated the same points of view. However it is much more sensible to acknowledge that experience and understanding has … Continue reading

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