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 need for transparency on our screens


A few weeks ago David Goodhart appeared on the BBC Sunday Morning programme ‘The Big Questions’. David is Head of Demography, Immigration, and Integration for a think tank called Policy Exchange. Ten days later Warwick Lightfoot, Policy Exchange’s Director of Research, and … Continue reading

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The lethal and unnatural State


Once again last night, Arkansas broke a record. Last week (as I blogged yesterday) they put to death the first prisoner on death row in the state since 2005. This follows the election in 2015 of State Governer Asa Hutchinson. Last … Continue reading

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We need a Government of Justice


This blog features in the Argus Newspaper today: Now that the General Election has been announced the extent to which Sussex splits into two parts becomes evident. Seven out of 16 constituencies, three in East Sussex, three in Brighton and … Continue reading

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A bit of a muddle in parliament


When Parliamentary questions are being directed at matters that are of concern to local residents, it is inevitable that people will listen to every word and want the MP concerned to squeeze every last drop of value out of the … Continue reading

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Seven months and still no change


At the end of September last year I wrote about a question asked in Parliament by a Sussex MP and what I considered to be a rather ineffectual response from a Government Minister, Paul Maynard who is the MP for Blackpool … Continue reading

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Its policies that matter not parties


Two things on twitter this morning have given me a bit of optimism. However before the good news there is the awful news. I am very disappointed that all 16 Sussex MPs appear to have voted for a General Election … Continue reading

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What is the regulated period?


One of the problems for all MPs today is that they are faced with voting for a U turn on at least two of the Acts that they voted into law while David Cameron was Prime Minister. No doubt there … Continue reading

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