Away from Brexit and the General Election, we had some excellent and incredibly welcome news yesterday that Maintained Nursery Schools have been allocated additional supplementary funding for the 2020-2021 academic year.
By the time you read this we could be in a General Election campaign; we will not be in a General Election campaign; we could have passed the European Withdrawal Bill; we could have pulled the European Withdrawal Bill; Boris may be in a ditch somewhere.
Last week we had the fantastic news that Worthing Hospital has been rated ‘Outstanding’ in all categories following a report by the Care Quality Commission and I want to pay tribute and give my huge thanks to all the staff that made that possible.
As last week’s ‘Super Saturday’ vote on the new Brexit deal didn’t exactly go according to plan I think I will reserve judgement on the likely outcome of this week’s deliberations in Parliament until the final votes on Thursday when this column is actually published!
My Brexit-heavy weekly video, featuring a comprehensive attempt at explaining what’s going on - as well as my eco-tip, a meeting with the new Chief Inspector for the Adur and Worthing division, a Home Affairs Select Committee update and more.
I am supporting a campaign to reduce the number of blood cancer patients who experience potentially life-threatening delays to diagnosis. I met with representatives from the blood cancer charity Bloodwise in Parliament on Wednesday (16 October) who have launched a new report into the issue.
“For those people who are concerned that coming out of the EU might mean some dilution of environmental standards - this is way tougher than anything in the EU at the moment. We are going to be world leaders in environmental protection, and I absolutely support that.”
So the men with shovels have been clearing up after another Queen’s Speech and all the pomp, ceremony and horse deposits it brings with it. Yet after waiting for the longest time in over 350 years for this one, like London buses there could be another one along in a minute.