ARCHIVED NEWS - APR-MAY 2019
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LESSONS FROM THE VICTORIANS
The Somerset Guardian, 29th May 2019
Two hundred years after the birth of Queen Victoria and a period when the United Kingdom was the most successful country in the world, there is much that can still be learned from their achievements. It is fair to say that Theresa May...
SOCIAL CARE REFORM
The Somerset Guardian, 22nd May 2019
Every M.P. will be aware of the deep unfairness inherent in this country’s health and social care provision. Those with one type of illness are well looked after by the NHS. Medical care is free at the point of use and usually of a high standard...
HOME FOR GOOD
The Somerset Guardian, 15th May 2019
Last week I met David Kingswood, a project worker for Home for Good. This national initiative is led by the Genesis Trust and locally works alongside the Bath and North East Council Family Placement Team to aid fostering and adoption...
A BLESSING IN DISGUISE?
The Somerset Guardian, 8th May 2019
‘Never glad confident morning again’ was the line quoted at Macmillan about the Profumo scandal, applied to John Major after the departure from the Exchange Rate Mechanism and now hangs over Theresa May as her time as Prime Minister ebbs...
THE BANES COUNCIL ELECTIONS
The MNR Journal, 1st May 2019
As readers will be aware, this week local Council elections are happening in Bath and North East Somerset. Those of you who are registered for a postal vote may have voted already. If you have not, I would encourage you to use your...
A STATE VISIT
The Somerset Guardian, 1st May 2019
This week, it has been announced that President Trump will make a state visit to the United Kingdom. The President and his wife, Melania, will be received by the Queen at Buckingham Palace between 3rd and 5th June. A visit by any head of...
CLIMATE CHANGE PROTESTS
The Somerset Guardian, 24th April 2019
Recently, there have been several demonstrations held in central London by armies of climate change protesters and groups such as Extinction Rebellion, who forced Parliament Square, Waterloo and Marble Arch to shut down completely and...
THE CROWN OF THORNS
The Somerset Guardian, 17th April 2019
In the terrible conflagration at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, amidst the great destruction some important relics have been saved. The greatest of these by far is the Crown of Thorns which Jesus wore. St. Matthew explained that...
UPCOMING EVENTS - SPRING 2019
The Farrington Gurney Parish Journal, April 2019
Parliament continues to be very busy. So much so that both the February and April recesses have been cancelled this year. I support this decision as it provides more time for the debates that have been taking place on the Withdrawal Agreement...
A COMPULSORY REGISTER
The Somerset Guardian, 10th April 2019
Recently, the Government announced that it intends to introduce a compulsory register for all children not receiving formal education in school. The reason behind this is, according to the Department for Education, to identify young...
PARLIAMENT AGAINST THE PEOPLE
The Somerset Guardian, 3rd April 2019
On Wednesday, Parliament will debate a Private Members’ Bill introduced by Labour M.P., Yvette Cooper, in association with Sir Oliver Letwin, entitled E.U. (Withdrawal Bill) (No.5). The proposed legislation would require the Prime Minister...