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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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A Government out of its depth


The Attorney General, Jeremy Wright appears to be out of his depth, or else he is being undermined by people in the Government to which he belongs. When the Referendum was being planned, no one expected Brexit to be adopted. … Continue reading

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Something that should trouble all of us


The news that the Government has suppressed a report that shows one of their flagship schemes has been ineffective is not a shock. Sadly that sort of things happens all too often and Governments appear to believe that they are … Continue reading

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Contempt of our Parliament


At 10.30 last Thursday while we were voting or going about our usual business two veteran Politicians called Chris had a heated exchange in Parliament during the regular session on the subject ‘Business of the House of Commons’. The two … Continue reading

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A Parliamentary Covenant


Despite the best estimates of the Auctioneers at Christies, the red despatch box which was made up for Margaret Thatcher at tax payer expense when she became a Minister, was sold yesterday by her estate for £240,000, well in excess of … Continue reading

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A week for greater openness?


This morning is the beginning of Parliament Week, and an opportunity to renew efforts to engage with our MP. The website for Parliament Week only lists one event in Sussex which is ‘Ask Your MP’ being hosted by the Grace Eyre Foundation … Continue reading

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