Opinions

BBC News - Westminster Attack - 23-03-2017

If the intention was to get into Parliament, cause absolute mayhem and disrupt our democracy then it failed. 

Parliament is getting on with its business we are not going to be undermined by terrorism. This attack has failed and it will always fail. 

Sky News - Schools funding - 21-03-2017

Schools in West Sussex are facing some really difficult financial decisions, including cutting course, not replacing teachers and not purchasing pretty basic equipment.

West Sussex MPs recognise the pressures on our local schools and have been calling for fair funding for some time. 

Making the most of British Intelligence

One of the more conciliatory things said by one of our EU partners when a referendum was in the offing was by the Finnish Prime Minister, who proclaimed that: ‘The EU without Britain is pretty much the same as fish without chips.’

WASPI Update

WASPI Update including lobbying MPs, working out solutions, how you can help, e.g.

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill

My "short" update on the progress of the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill. This is the legislation that gives Parliament's consent to allow the Government to enact Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, thereby beginning the process of our withdrawal from the EU.

Channel 4 - Domestic Violence - 18-02-2017

Theresa May has vowed to bring in new laws to improve the way domestic abuse cases are dealt with, and to end the postcode lottery in the support survivors receive. It’ll be a personal priority, the prime minister has declared.

Letter from Charles Horton, CEO re ASLEF ballot result

Letter from Charles Horton, CEO regarding ASLEF ballot result which saw Southern drivers vote not to approve the agreement made between GTR and the ASLEF leadership to try and resolve the dispute over the extension of driver controlled operation on the Southern network:

 

BBC South East - Southern Rail legal action

Responding to Southern's decision to take further legal action to stop the RMT and ASLEF's unnecessary strike action, I said that GTR had an obligation to their customers to ensure the service is operating and so it is entirely appropriate for GTR to take any action, including legal action, to br