Tag Archives: Parliament

Lets change the nature of Parliament


According to this post on the Government website, John Bercow would like to encourage more engineers and scientists to become MPs which would clearly make a huge difference to the way in which Parliament works. The big barrier however is not … Continue reading

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Parliamentary training should work both ways


According to this page of the Parliamentary website, teachers and lecturers who are training and educating students in matters that relate to politics have a fantastic range of resources open to them. There is a outreach team of Parliamentary Educators … Continue reading

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When will Parliament step up to the footplate?


The theory that the House of Commons is supposed to act in a manner that holds the Government to account was shown to be rather lacking following the 82 minute debate which took place on Monday over ‘Rail Timetabling’. The … Continue reading

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What to do with £140m of public money


The way in which we spend public money or rather how it is spent on our behalf varies wildly depending on ones point of view. This weekend Boris Johnson has written a piece in the Telegraph, once again promoting the … Continue reading

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A Government unfit for purpose


Its easy to criticise Governments based on all sorts of criteria, running a nation is not easy. However today’s publication by the National Audit Office on the issue of Homelessness reveals holes in the fabric of the Government that are … Continue reading

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We need an OFSTED or CQC for Parliament


In the last few days the Care Quality Commission report on Brighton and Sussex Universities Hospital Trust has been published, showing improvement in a number of areas compared to last year. This is good news for many of the 8000 … Continue reading

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A man living in fantasy land


On Thursday Simon Kirby, MP for Brighton Kemptown wrote the daily opinion piece in The Argus newspaper. It was entitled ‘We must reunite behind the country after the Brexit vote’ and in the piece he goes on to say “Whilst I … Continue reading

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