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Greater licensing power for our Councils


Today’s blog also appears in The Argus newspaper and relates to the night time economy which is a big issue here in Sussex: Over the last few weeks, putting the nonsense of Easter Egg hunts aside, Government attention appears to all … Continue reading

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Thank you for all you did last night


Every weekend in most of our major towns and cities the night time economy is supported by a range of volunteers who give up their time to keep the party goers, stag do’s and other drinkers and dancers safe. Its … Continue reading

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Creative thinking produces results


Last night in Brighton and Hove the Council managed to pass the budget for the next financial year on its second attempt. One of the areas which has suffered, but thankfully not as much as could easily have been the … Continue reading

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The challenge of inflexible budgets


I spent yesterday at an event which was focused on the nighttime economy in Brighton & Hove and how the infrastructure in the City which is provided by the statutory agencies is supported and extended by volunteers and services provided … Continue reading

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The Challenge we all face


I have lived in Brighton since the late 1970s and the town and now city has always attracted men and occasionally women to find refuge on our beach or streets. This is not a challenge limited to Brighton & Hove, … Continue reading

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A man who has missed the point


At the recent Conservative Party Conference, the Institute of Economic Affairs, a rightwing pressure group hosted numerous fringe meetings within the steel cordon that keeps unwelcome visitors at bay. One of these meetings was on the theme of whether the state … Continue reading

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Dear Alison McGovern


I note from Hansard that on Wednesday you spoke up in Parliament as part of the debate on the budget as did my own MP, Caroline Lucas. Hansard lists your role as shadow Education Minister this suggests you are one of … Continue reading

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