Tag Archives: Philip Hammond MP

“We’re introducing” means very little!


In last weeks budget Philip Hammond made the following statement We’re introducing T-levels. And today I provide a further £20m to support FE colleges to prepare for them. Whilst this was hardly a detailed statement, it did indicate a sense of immediacy, … Continue reading

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A week is a long time in Politics


Once a week my blog appears as a column in the Argus newspaper under the heading ‘I do like Mondays’. This is today’s piece:      Last week should have been important for most people in the UK as two … Continue reading

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Will bribing Schools add up?


The decision by Philip Hammond to offer a £600 Bribe to Schools that manage to persuade their students who have passed Maths at GCSE to then go onto Maths A Level is deeply worrying. Society is crying out for better … Continue reading

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The need for an effective timetable


According to one of Philip Hammond’s predecessors (William Lowndes) ‘Take care of the pence; for the pounds will take care of themselves’. Sadly this sort of attitude does not sit well with our modern day Parliamentarians. Every time a written … Continue reading

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We need politicians who understand history


I confess I was confused regarding the venue for Theresa May’s speech until I read the transcript, and then I became even more confused. She began: It’s good to be here in this great city of Florence today at a critical … Continue reading

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A place of disconnected concepts


It appears that in the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, the debate around public sector pay which appears to have centered around the words and views of Philip Hammond is some distance away from the thinking behind the Queens speech which … Continue reading

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The wisdom of Stephen Kelly


As Theresa May relaxes after making her speech about how independent the UK will become under her Premiership, she and Philip Hammond will be enjoying fine wines and food as one of the many participants in the annual World Economic … Continue reading

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