Tag Archives: Eric Pickles

Police budgets are decimated whilst politicians play their games


On Tuesday in the House of Commons, MPs spent a massive 38 minutes debating the issue of Police Pension liabilities and how these will impact on policing budgets across the UK. The exchanges that took place were between Nick Hurd … Continue reading

Posted in Brighton & Hove, Parliament and Democracy, Police & Crime Commissioner, Policing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Five issues behind last night’s Inside Out TV programme


The focus on Sussex Police and its acute lack of resources was the first item last night on the BBC One ‘Inside Out – South East’ programme which is available here. The short documentary exposed the impact of some of … Continue reading

Posted in Brighton & Hove, Community Safety, Justice Issues, Parliament and Democracy, Police & Crime Commissioner, Policing | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

[not a] Parliamentary scam or Government incompetence


Following correspondence by the director of the Parliamentary Review I have made some changes to this following blog at his request: Small businesses like the one I work for receive hundreds of items of postal and email correspondence every week … Continue reading

Posted in Parliament and Democracy | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Prompt Payment is vital


Six and a half years ago, Eric Pickles, a Conservative Minister in the recently elected coalition Government called on all of us to keep an eye on how public money was being spent by our Council and raise any concerns … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Parliament and Democracy | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A student or SME appointment is urgently needed


The reason for Toby Young’s ‘resignation’ may take some time to emerge. It was clearly not precipitated by Jo Johnson who as late as yesterday was criticising the public who were opposed to Young’s appointment as being ‘armchair critics’. As … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Parliament and Democracy | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A changed attitude towards local taxes


There was a time when the Conservative led Government under the watchful eye of Eric Pickles promised us all that local taxation would be frozen and they criticised all the local authorities that sought to increase taxes and they penalised … Continue reading

Posted in Brighton & Hove, Justice Issues, Parliament and Democracy, Police & Crime Commissioner, Policing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Political destruction by 1000 ‘resignations’


The inability by members of the Conservative Party to understand the seriousness of their failure as a Government as a whole is deeply concerning. As these two tweets indicate the Foreign Secretary believes Ministers should be free to jettison the … Continue reading

Posted in Parliament and Democracy | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment