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Why did 12 Sussex MPs oppose Parliamentary Democracy?


The important vote that took place last Wednesday in the House of Commons involved all 16 Sussex MPs. Four of them voted to ensure that there would be an Act of Parliament before Brexit proceeds and twelve opposed this. Thankfully … Continue reading

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Kakistocracy: “Government by the worst people.”


If we were watching a satirical TV series in which the President of the USA re-tweeted deeply offensive messages without checking their veracity or source, the ability to switch off the screen or choose a different programme might make the … Continue reading

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The need for an effective timetable


According to one of Philip Hammond’s predecessors (William Lowndes) ‘Take care of the pence; for the pounds will take care of themselves’. Sadly this sort of attitude does not sit well with our modern day Parliamentarians. Every time a written … Continue reading

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Parliament must change Universal Debit


The way in which Parliament operates seem strange to many people and when new MPs or Peers first arrive many of them still struggle to understand its rules weeks and sometimes even months after they have arrived. It is perhaps … Continue reading

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On the face of it, bad news for Brighton & Hove


One of the strengths of the way in which MPs are entitled to ask questions in the House of Commons is that where the data exists it gets published in an open manner, however sometimes the failure to then explain … Continue reading

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Labour needs to wake up


When Political Parties enact their own rules it should not be a surprise and indeed they should be applauded. This morning on twitter BBC correspondent Peter Henley has reported on the news that the Labour Party has expelled one of … 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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