Tag Archives: House of Lords

Too nice a day to stay long at work


It is always fascinating to read about how other people in our society deal with their working lives. Whether this is a matter of contemporary experiences or historic ones. However some roles or jobs contain both a current and a … Continue reading

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Police and Crime Commissioners – an unnecessary reform?


For anyone interested in how Policing operates in our communities and how police forces impact on our lives, last Thursday in the House of Lords an informative debate took place on the subject of the responsibilities of Police and Crime … Continue reading

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The need for some real life economics


In a community where many of the nations most powerful and some of the richest people arrive for a days activity, they begin by enjoying Breakfast in very posh and historic restaurants and cafes on the campus of the community. … Continue reading

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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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Happy New Year


Every Monday I write a column for the Argus Newspaper, this is the piece for Today – The first day of each working week is always exciting because of the opportunity to make a difference in the days that follow; … Continue reading

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