Category Archives: Parliament and Democracy

The British Political system is viewed by many as the Mother of all Parliaments. This Grand old lady is also unsteady on her feet and the electorate have considered putting her in a home. We need to find new ways of doing Democracy in England to counter-balance the reforms in the other parts of the UK

The scale of public (& private) sector outsourcing is the problem


It is very concerning that Interserve is calling for the Government to give it a second rescue deal. In the final few weeks in 2018 we see Interserve in a similar state to how Carillion appeared in the first couple … Continue reading

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Our two main Political parties make new trade deals very hard to achieve


As we wait for the vote to be carried out on Tuesday in the House of Commons regarding whether our Parliament will back the Brexit proposal by Theresa May, it is beginning to become clear that our options as a … Continue reading

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Lets have some consistency in our border rules!


I am really delighted to read this article from the Guardian that at long last the Police are going to end some of their formal processes that for far too long have connected then to the UK Visas and Immigration … Continue reading

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Government needs a reality check from businesses


Trying to persuade our Government to use joined up thinking is not easy, particularly when they are trying to work across different departments. However even individual departments seem incapable of this. On Tuesday one of the DUP MPs, Gregory Campbell … Continue reading

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Could we have some more from Oliver please Today?


This morning on Radio 4 Today programme, John Humphrys interviewed Oliver Letwin and the whole thing seemed to be full of problems. The first and most obvious matter was that Oliver claimed he would support Theresa May’s proposal for our … Continue reading

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The most factional, divided & poisonous parliament in the last 200 years….


….which is inhabited either by foolish men and women or by people who must now lay down their differences and work together to snatch a positive outcome for our nation from the jaws of Cameron and Mays crisis. Writing in … Continue reading

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MPs like Yvette and Sajid need to use social media carefully


The way many of us refer to MPs and Parliament as a whole can vary enormously from treating them as the leaders of our nation to pointing out that they are our public servants. This must place anyone who is … Continue reading

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