Tag Archives: House of Commons

The tension between accountability and leadership


Responding to the opinion of the taxpayers who fund the whole of a very costly Parliament is something that all Politicians should take seriously. Equally responding to powerful members of your political party makes sense to those who support tribal … Continue reading

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The House of Lords un-reformers


It is fascinating how certain MPs seem incapable of grasping the importance of integrity and consistency over more than a year or two. In 2012 the Liberal Democrats as part of the coalition introduced a Bill to reform the House … Continue reading

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It is time to end Parliamentary Privilege


A few weeks ago, long before Amber Rudd had lied to Parliament or resigned I signed this Parliamentary petition known as number 203502 which was headed ‘Make it illegal for any MP to lie in parliament or knowingly deceive the … Continue reading

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This Government intends to rob charities


Over several decades I have had the privilege of being involved in a range of charities from small neighbourhood based organisations to large regional charities and even a few national charities. Throughout that time there has been a significant level … Continue reading

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First day back after a very long recess


Whilst most of us have long since left behind our formal education, the understanding that today is the beginning of the School year for many people who live around us is hard to ignore, with increased traffic on the roads, … Continue reading

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Upper Chamber & Election expenses


It is disturbing that our democracy is being treated so malevolently by men and women who claim to be leading our nation. The truth is that all of our largest political parties are deeply corrupt and it is time their … Continue reading

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First signs of political spring?


It seems as though the Government under Mrs May is suffering a number of challenges and has even conceded some defeats in the last few days. All of these elements arise as things which she could legitimately lay at the … Continue reading

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