Tag Archives: Nick Herbert

Govia Thameslink Railways supporters change their minds, again!


Looking back over the debates in the House of Commons that took last week it seems as though at least two MPs in Sussex who only two weeks earlier had voted to support Chris Grayling and allow GTR to retain … Continue reading

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Arundel MP predicts 2018 Sussex Bonfire themes


A few days ago I wrote a blog which was also published in the Argus newspaper that focused on the shocking decision by most Tory Sussex MPs to vote to retain the Govia Thameslink Railway franchise and support their friend … Continue reading

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Criminal Justice System is upside down


In 2010 the coalition Government announced it was to replace Police Authorities with Police and Crime Commissioners and I following this process through with some personal interest. One of the Architects for the PCC role, Nick Herbert MP who is … Continue reading

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Time for a quinquennial review?


In businesses and the charity sector, it is very common to hold medium term reviews of how well things have gone following a significant change. It is easy enough to give the impression of change over a six month period … Continue reading

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The failure to address real issues


Over the weekend there was a disturbance in Lewes Prison which led to visits by families and friends being cancelled and the involvement of additional officers brought into the prison to bring order back to the wing on which the … Continue reading

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Blue Light Commissioner


According to todays Times the Government is about to extend the role of Police and Crime Commissioners to oversee Fire & Rescue Services. Apart from any Union opposition which the article focuses on, this is a mistake for several reasons. The most fundamental … Continue reading

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Its not over yet


On Monday, the House of Lords will resume the Committee stage of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill 2013-14. This was paused on Armistice Day (quite a significant date) as the Lords demanded either that … Continue reading

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