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A View From Westminster: Nationalisation

Labour fought the last election on promises to implement a mass programme of nationalisation, which included the energy, water, rail and mail sectors including some PFI deals. But it doesn’t end there!

A View From Westminster: Social Care

A political consensus is emerging here at Westminster about what has to be done to save the NHS which we all know is in crisis. The main cause that has been targeted is social care, which has been created by an ageing population and yes, cuts to local Government.

A View From Westminster: Forecasts

Since I last wrote we have had a budget. Always a high-risk moment for any Chancellor but this one went off relatively smoothly. The only real shock in it were  the growth figures, which were projected downwards.

A View From Westminster: A Difficult Month

It’s been a febrile time up here in Westminster. The allegations that have been reported concerning the conduct of politicians from different political parties has rocked everyone.

A View From Westminster: EU Splinters

An impetuous push for independence by the Catalans, coupled with a ham-fisted hardline response from the Spanish Government in Madrid has given the country its biggest constitutional crisis in the 42 years since the death of the dictator General Franco.

On Your Bike!

On Wednesday 01 November the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence, Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP, the Director General of The Royal British Legion, and over 80 Members of Parliament raced alongside serving members of The Armed Forces on an exercise bike to raise money for The Ro