Tag Archives: Henry Smith MP

A Government asleep at the wheel

At the beginning of April I posted a blog about the early indications that the Governments new apprenticeship scheme was not ready for delivery as promised back in 2015. As of the 6th April the Government began collecting a new … Continue reading

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Yet more talking, to what purpose?

Last month I wrote a blog about the resignation as rail Minister of Claire Perry, coming as it did, a few days after her appearance before MPs on 13th July in a debate on the travails of the Southern Rail … Continue reading

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The un-democrats

The argument that the EU is un-democratic appears to have gained a great deal of traction and resonance amongst many people as we look forward to the referendum in exactly 13 weeks time. In my own view this is only … Continue reading

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An un-accountable Minister

On Thursday the MP for Crawley, Henry Smith raised an issue with the Government regarding the roll out of its flagship policy on childcare. The announcement in Mays General Election that by 2017, there would be 30 hours of free … Continue reading

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Cost vs Value

Few Sussex MPs make themselves as accessible on social media as MP for Crawley, Henry Smith. For this he deserves every bit of the commendation that Brian May paid him prior to the last election. However inevitably this also means he posts things that … Continue reading

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If’s But’s and U Turns

Following yesterdays publication of the £20M Howard Davies review of Airport expansion for the UK, focused on the South East we were assailed by a series of surprising comments in the House of Commons and on Radio 4. At Prime Ministers Questions, … Continue reading

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Be more creative Henry

The consequences of the Scottish Referendum campaign are beginning to reverberate South of the border and it is producing evidence of how little creativity and imagination some of our MPs really have, or perhaps how keen they are to strengthen the status … Continue reading

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