Tag Archives: Sam Gyimah

A Minister without understanding


For just over a decade in the 1990’s and into the new Millennium I was a Financial Adviser who organised literally hundreds of mortgages for people amongst many other matters. As a Mortgage arranger, it was clear that my role … Continue reading

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There is a clear need for effective data


I work for a small company and occasionally we get a phone call from an agency ringing on behalf of the Government wanting to gather data on our work and impact. If we have the data, we will share it … Continue reading

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Charity Commission obeyed Parliament and blocked free speech


Last Thursday a fascinating debate took place in Parliament which on the face of it involved both Lords and MPs although the only people who spoke were MPs and the irony of their frustration towards the Charity Commission was lost … Continue reading

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The vital need to inspect Children’s Centres


According to its own website: “Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. We inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages. … Continue reading

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The challenge of delivering STEM subjects


When Nicholas Soames MP chose to ask some question on the subject of STEM studies and education last week, he probably did not intend to embarrass his party as it resides in Government. However if they are not embarrassed as … Continue reading

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A good question to ask Lloyd


Following the appointment and resignation of Toby Young for the Office for Students (OFS) the MP for Brighton Kemptown, Lloyd Russell-Moyle decided to ask a question of the Government. It went like this: “To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how … Continue reading

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G4S must be barred and Oakhill closed!


The tweet shown here from Frances Crook draws to attention the fact that it appears that despite their statements earlier in the year, G4S remains ‘in control’ of a number of ‘Secure Training Centres’ including the Milton Keynes based Oakhill … Continue reading

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