Category Archives: Housing

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

Posted in Housing, Parliament and Democracy | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Economics, Housing, Parliament and Democracy | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Brighton & Hove, Housing, Parliament and Democracy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Housing, Parliament and Democracy, Welfare Reform | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Charities, Economics, Education, Environment, Housing, Parliament and Democracy, Youth Issues | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Economics, Education, Housing, Parliament and Democracy, Youth Issues | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Community Safety, Housing, Parliament and Democracy | Tagged , , | Leave a comment