Tag Archives: Henry Smith MP

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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Never mind EVEL what happened to our devolution?


Todays announcement by Boris and George that a future Tory Government will hand the Mayor of London greater planning powers and a new ‘London Land Commission’ will be established to deliver more development on brownfield sites, under measures outlined in a … Continue reading

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Absent without leave


A great deal of time, effort and public money goes into the selection and election of each local MP who promises to serve their local community until the next election. Depending on ones circumstances the role is relatively well paid, although … Continue reading

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From the many for the few


This morning, veterans from the D-Day landings of 1944 will be in France for two days of commemorations of what was a bloody if successful beginning of the end of World War II. They will be retracing steps that they first … Continue reading

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Funding rules again


On Thursday I wrote about a question posed by Henry Smith MP for Crawley. He asked if the Labour Party should declare corporate donations from AstraZeneca before debating the proposed takeover of the company by Pfizer in the House of Commons. The … Continue reading

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The Political Parties have no clothes!


On the 8th May the MP for Crawley, Henry Smith asked the Speaker for clarification on a matter of accountability. His question may have been intended to embarrass the Labour Party, but in reality it exposes a gaping hole in the … Continue reading

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