Tag Archives: Caroline Lucas MP

Electoral reform


I regularly write about the need for a reform of our democratic processes and structures. With one or two notable exceptions, most people I speak to about these things, and most people who respond to my blogs and postings agree … Continue reading

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The London Bridge fallacy


On Tuesday the House of Commons which is currently in recess published a question from Caroline Lucas to the Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin MP. Mr McLoughlin did not reply personally (perhaps he was stuck on a train) but Claire … Continue reading

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Lets celebrate our politicians


In a society that is broadly speaking out of love with its political leaders and cynical about the nature of politics, images such as this one should be seen as a good thing. The decision by Coombe Road Primary School … Continue reading

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Early Day Motion 1421


Educating our youngest children depends on reconciling a number of challenging facts. The need for a higher staff to children ratio than in nearly all other forms of education is one which seems to be understood by most people when … Continue reading

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A home for Syrian orphans


On Monday night 570 MPs voted on an amendment to the Governments Immigration Bill put forward by Labour Lord Alf Dubs. Quite what happened to the other 80 MPs is worthy of question, clearly some may have abstained but 80 … Continue reading

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Lets have some accountability


Last week marked 3 months since MPs voted to drop British Bombs and Missiles on Syria. The vote at the time was declared to be a matter of urgency and immediacy and all Sussex MPs except Andrew Tyrie and Caroline Lucas … Continue reading

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A Parliamentary Covenant


Despite the best estimates of the Auctioneers at Christies, the red despatch box which was made up for Margaret Thatcher at tax payer expense when she became a Minister, was sold yesterday by her estate for £240,000, well in excess of … Continue reading

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