Tag Archives: Lobbying Bill

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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Charity Commission obeyed Parliament and blocked free speech


Last Thursday a fascinating debate took place in Parliament which on the face of it involved both Lords and MPs although the only people who spoke were MPs and the irony of their frustration towards the Charity Commission was lost … Continue reading

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The need for Parliament to listen to Frida


Last Wednesday in the Palace of Westminster, two important people from Sussex University appeared in front of the Joint Committee on Human Rights. Adam Tickell is the Vice Chancellor and Frida Gustafsson is the President of the Students Union. They … Continue reading

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The real lobbying problem


This Government and its predecessor has shown itself to be completely incapable of dealing in a meaningful way with lobbying, despite David Cameron stating in 2010 before the coalition was formed “Now we all know that expenses has dominated politics for … Continue reading

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Four days in April


It is unlikely that more than a few hundred people in the UK have heard of or met Maina Kiai, however he has just undertaken a 4 day visit and the conclusions he has come to as a result of his … Continue reading

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A debate for all?


The arguments in favour of leaving or remaining in the EU have some very powerful and vocal supporters. There are risks as both sides of the debate compete for what they imagine are the ears of the rest of society … Continue reading

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Conservative Party tries to reach out


Behind all of the gloss and brouhaha in the Conservative Party conference the news that the party has appointed a Director of Outreach may well have been missed by Newsnight and the Radio4 Today programme. The person concerned, Colin Bloom is someone … Continue reading

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