Tag Archives: Margaret Thatcher

This week in Brighton and Hove is a significant one!


This week in Brighton and Hove is always very memorable for a range of reasons, one of which is the beginning of a new academic year at both of our Universities. The same is true in other parts of Sussex … Continue reading

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Hi Matt, was Thatcher a Hero or Villain over Orgreave?


When MPs or Ministers are asked questions they regularly demonstrate they believe they have the choice of avoiding the question if it is seen as potentially a trick question or answering it and being taken out and criticised in public. … Continue reading

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A few empty spaces at a popular event


For reasons I cannot fully understand, a political group called Conservative Way Forward has my name on their mailing list. Interestingly they never sent out a General Data Protection Regulation form or notification as far as I can recall, I certainly … Continue reading

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Mrs Thatchers single Market


The value of our nation remaining in the Customs Union and the Single Market offers some significant economic benefits. As the image above makes clear, coming from the memoirs of Margaret Thatcher, when she reflected on her creation of the … Continue reading

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We need a joined up Industrial Strategy


When the coalition came to power they invoked, like many changes of political power before them, a flurry of change, sweeping away the structures of their predecessors. Everything went in the bin, both the things that were not helping society … Continue reading

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Powerful bodies, spending our money


When well connected MPs ask the Government questions to which they should know the answer or which they could find out relatively easily, there is usually a hidden matter to be aware of. On Thursday Nicholas Soames, MP for mid … Continue reading

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A Friday afternoon Minister


When people of a certain generation buy or use a product that does not work quite right, they sometimes refer to it as a Friday Afternoon item, reflecting the idea that the item concerned was manufactured on a Friday Afternoon … Continue reading

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