Tag Archives: Margaret Thatcher

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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Who owns the despatch boxes?


The news that Christie’s are due to sell various items from the estate of Margaret Thatcher today including her Prime Ministerial despatch box, with an anticipated price of £5,000 and a number of other items that were given to the Prime … Continue reading

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A sense of separation


Residents of Brighton & Hove are familiar with the impact of Political Party Conferences. These events are a great opportunity for Restaurants and Hotels to extend the Summer period by a week, especially if the Party concerned is one of … Continue reading

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The conflict between good and evil?


Although less than 1% of the population are members of any political party, down from 8% in 1950, the strength of tribal politics among some party members is no weaker than it ever was. I have always had the strongest political … Continue reading

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A short week in Westminster


On Tuesday David Cameron hosted a summit on Childhood Sexual Exploitation and he spoke about his wish to prosecute men and women within our public sector in a position to know about such abuse, who looked the other way or chose not to respond … Continue reading

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