Tag Archives: Nick Herbert

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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Credit where it is due


Regular readers of this blog will know that for the last month, a recurring theme has been the disaster which is the ‘Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill 2013-14′. I won’t repeat my previous comments here … Continue reading

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Catchphrase Chris


Political leaders, from time to time become associated with a phrase that frames them and their work. Tony Blair coined the phrase ‘Education, Education, Education’ Margaret Thatcher ‘The Lady is not for turning’ and Harold Wilson ‘This will not affect … Continue reading

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Very questionable independent scrutiny


For most people in Sussex, the Police & Crime Commissioner election on 15th November was either irrelevant or an offence. Nevertheless nearly 200,000 did vote and the end result was the election of Katy Bourne, the Conservative party candidate with 32% of the … Continue reading

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The unplanned consequences of an Autumn Coalition Shuffle


I am in the process of going through the Lib Dem conference programme to see if there will be any fringe events I could attend to increase my understanding of the role to which I hope to be elected on 15th November. … Continue reading

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