Tag Archives: Tony Blair

We need a joined up Industrial Strategy


When the coalition came to power they invoked, like many changes of political power before them, a flurry of change, sweeping away the structures of their predecessors. Everything went in the bin, both the things that were not helping society … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Parliament and Democracy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Let us hope for a safe outcome


Last night I was at a meeting with the senior police officer who has overall responsibility for the policing of todays election across Sussex and Surrey. Just as each of the parties have a huge number of people focused on … Continue reading

Posted in Parliament and Democracy, Policing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Education but not as we want it


There is a crisis in education occuring in Schools across the UK. Today I have written about it in our local paper, The Argus: Every generation faces challenges when it comes to education. As a child of the 60’s I … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Parliament and Democracy, Youth Issues | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Powerful bodies, spending our money


When well connected MPs ask the Government questions to which they should know the answer or which they could find out relatively easily, there is usually a hidden matter to be aware of. On Thursday Nicholas Soames, MP for mid … Continue reading

Posted in Brighton & Hove, Economics, EU Referendum, Parliament and Democracy | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The value of an apology


The twitter and media storm that erupted around Lily Allen and her visit to the jungle camp, and her apology to a teenage boy from Afghanistan is something that shows the best and worst of our nation. Clearly no one, … Continue reading

Posted in Justice Issues, Parliament and Democracy, Youth Issues | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Same tune, different dancer?


A year ago I wrote about the work of an acquaintance of mine, Colin Bloom who had just been appointed as Director of Outreach by the Conservative Party. He was speaking at a round table fringe event at the Conservative party … Continue reading

Posted in Charities, Parliament and Democracy, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The promise without substance


Todays news on the EU referendum is strongly influenced by an article written by someone who used to be a close adviser and confidant of David Cameron. The fuss is primarily because Mr Hilton has broken ranks with his old … Continue reading

Posted in EU Referendum, Parliament and Democracy | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment