Tag Archives: Amber Rudd

2019 General Election follows European Election which followed Local Elections!


It appears as though the election scheduled to take place a month from tomorrow will be a great deal more uncertain than the previous events that most people have ever experienced. The number of well-known existing MPs who have either … Continue reading

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Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and the Ministers new Surgery


Based on my own very limited observation of Parliamentary debates, at one time only occasionally MPs would stand up and speak about one of their constituents and their experiences so that Parliament could be persuaded to focus on the realities … Continue reading

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Sanctions should be proportionate….


…and apply to all recipients of public funding if the words of Amber Rudd are to be treated with some fairness. Last Thursday she made a statement and included these words  “Conditionality and sanctions are an important part of the … Continue reading

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Government must clarify its use of CJTF


Our Government tends to adapt terminology from various sources in an attempt to sound good and sadly they often achieve nothing as a result. To clarify the term ‘task force’ which the Home Office seems to like using, NATO defined … Continue reading

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The core purpose that needs addressing


The interview on Radio BBC 5live with Amber Rudd on Tuesday included the statement from her “The core purpose of this government is to run a strong economy and to look after the communities that we come from and that … Continue reading

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Dear Sarah and Amber, Please reorganise your engagement proposals


It is easy to criticise Ministers for getting things wrong, however the challenge is how to persuade them to put right ideas which have a good basis and could be relatively easily adjusted. One example of this is an approach … Continue reading

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Sussex travellers need some justification for todays 3.1% railfare increase


Parliamentary rules suggest that under most settings local people can only expect to hear from their own MP if they want to ask a question. However there are always going to be exceptions and the following is surely one of … Continue reading

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