Category Archives: Welfare Reform

A twisted form of fairness


Richard Harrington MP entered Parliament in his early 50’s in 2010 winning Watford from the Labour incumbent. Richard had spent many years involved in politics as a secondary interest to his work primarily in Property development. His interest in politics … Continue reading

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Homelessness in Brighton & Hove


The following is my blog for today and was also published this morning in the weekend Argus in the Guest slot: Our Government is currently facing challenges on so many levels that it is something of a surprise when they … Continue reading

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A New Year recommendation


One of the best bloggers that I read regularly is my friend Andy Winter, CEO of Brighton Housing Trust whose latest blog posted yesterday¬†on the Government announcement of ¬£1.25M for Brighton and Hove to ‘to prevent homelessness in the first … Continue reading

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Groundhog Parliament


Our nation has only one Parliament and it is vital that it is cared for and not misused, it is a costly resource and the only place in which laws can be made. Tragically when MPs from outside of the … Continue reading

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A complete lack of integrity


One of the people who has featured in many previous blogs is Baron David Freud who apart from his comment in the image, also spoke in 2013 in the House of Lords “My Lords, there is actually no evidence as … Continue reading

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A perfect storm?


The news in the last few days tells us that Prison Officer numbers are at a point of near crisis, with almost 2000 needed across the prison estate, yet 400 more left than joined the service in the last year. … Continue reading

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Something that should trouble all of us


The news that the Government has suppressed a report that shows one of their flagship schemes has been ineffective is not a shock. Sadly that sort of things happens all too often and Governments appear to believe that they are … Continue reading

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