Category Archives: Youth Issues

Boris (Boaty McBoatface) Johnson has a great deal to learn from Peterloo


Three days ago we all had a chance to acknowledge the Bicentenary of the Peterloo massacre which took place when ordinary people in a vital part of our nation went onto the streets of Manchester to demand that their voices … Continue reading

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Lets protect these rich and politically mature men from themselves


This tweet appears to say it all. An apparently sweet and innocent MEP called Roger Helmer is defending another individual who as it happens is politically high profile and even more wealthy and powerful as a business man than Roger, … Continue reading

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Woodstock and Peterloo – there is a tenuous link


As we acknowledge two anniversaries this week, it was fascinating to discover that that there is a rather tenuous link. The celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock included an interview on radio 4 of a man who was 21 … Continue reading

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Parliament cannot justify 8 weeks recess over a 10 week period


For so many of us in locations like Brighton and Hove, the knowledge that people, particularly young students are studying for degrees and other qualifications in further and higher education settings is evident, and the occasional sight of someone wearing … Continue reading

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MP’s like Henry Smith need inviting to a more diverse range of youth groups


When I was 8 long before the Scout network started the Beaver concept, I joined the 12th Crosby and 172nd Liverpool pack of cubs and I was a very enthusiastic cub, even rising to the rank of sixer. At the … Continue reading

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A pathetic response to a serious issue


While we wait for the dust to settle in the new Government (albeit one that was not elected) there is a myriad of issues to focus on that relate to the last few days of the previous Government. Given that … Continue reading

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Nadhim blames other people when he should accept responsibility


As this article explains, Nadhim Zahawi was interviewed on Newsnight on Wednesday following an investigation by the programme into the placement of young people over the age of 16 into homes outside of the area from which they had originated. … Continue reading

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