Tag Archives: Philip Hammond MP

Public sector workers getting strangely mixed messages


Last Friday in Parliament this question and answer (only the first few lines are shown here, the rest of the answer can be seen on this website) took place and on the face of things, there is no reason for … Continue reading

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An inspiring 28 minutes


The focus by Politicians and Industry on vehicles that can be powered by electricity and eventually be self driven has sadly led to all sorts of ignorance being demonstrated in a manner that is bound to create disappointment and cynicism. … Continue reading

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“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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