Tag Archives: Iain Duncan Smith

A clear line has been crossed


  A couple of days ago the Charity Commission published a case report on an educational charity and one of the research documents it had published. The commission states “Whilst we considered that the trustees do recognise the need for … Continue reading

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The politics behind London knife crime


Over the last week there has been a deluge of disturbing reports of gun and knife crime in London. This has come at a time when many parts of the country are preparing to elect Councillors and so a number … Continue reading

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Parliament must change Universal Debit


The way in which Parliament operates seem strange to many people and when new MPs or Peers first arrive many of them still struggle to understand its rules weeks and sometimes even months after they have arrived. It is perhaps … Continue reading

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We need honesty from Brexiteers


The news this week emerging from a 14 page document published by David Davis under the title “Future Customs Arrangements” is that there are two options under consideration for our departure from the EU and the transition period and despite … Continue reading

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Training people in low skills is needed?


In an interview on Monday night’s newsnight, Iain Duncan Smith explains what sort of barriers to immigration he believes that the Government will impose post Brexit. He was interviewed by Emily Maitlis who carefully asked who would be let in. … Continue reading

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Lets end the pretence


The uncivil war in the Conservative Party is not about one man and his decision to resign, but rather about the extent to which loyalty to a political party has broken ranks with the need to be open and honest … Continue reading

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A new form of interview?


After watching Iain Duncan Smith on this mornings Marr show bearing in mind the focus was on a national referendum, it became clear that we need a new form of public discourse. He made a number of dishonest and misleading statements in … Continue reading

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