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

A man lacking integrity or self awareness


The legacy of most MPs outside their constituency, unless they make it into Government is relatively modest. However the man pictured here is a depressing exception. His opposition to those seeking equality for society is well documented as is his … Continue reading

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The Brexit-Tears are pouring out


The vote last night in Parliament was of course a minor point in a much bigger process and anyone who either supported Amendment 7 (as I did) or who opposed it (as the tweets here display) knows that there is … Continue reading

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It is vital that amendment 7 is supported


In the debate taking place today over the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, the amendment tabled by Dominic Grieve is the 7th Amendment and is referred to as Parliamentary Approval of the Final Deal. It seems hard to imagine why any MP, … Continue reading

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Japanese Commuters must be envious


The unexpected news that the trains in parts of Surrey have been upgraded by Govia Thameslink Rail must have created a great deal of envy in Japan. After all it was only ten months ago that Chris Grayling told MPs: “I have … Continue reading

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We need to become a credible nation


The challenge of writing a blog about real life events when once a week it is printed as a column in a newspaper is quite significant. The same is true in terms of the issues that appear on social media. … Continue reading

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Youth Employment and Apprenticeships


On Wednesday Parliament debated a topic that is vital to all of us, that of youth employment. The debate was convened by Gillian Keegan who is the recently elected MP for Chichester and who believes she is the only MP … Continue reading

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Parliament fails to deal with Cyber Security


The text above is from my attempt last weekend to raise a Parliamentary petition to call on the Government to carry out a proper Cyber audit of MPs and Peers. Late yesterday Parliament appeared to reject the petition without a … Continue reading

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