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A View From Westminster: Customs Union

All the talk here at Westminster, is about the customs union. For those that are not following the Brexit debate closely, the customs union is a trade agreement of two parts. First, the parties agree, that they will not charge tariffs or import duties on each other’s goods.

A View From Westminster: Class War

I freely admit I come from a privileged background; I had a good education and a supportive family. I was brought up understanding the values of working hard at school and aspiring to a good career of my own. I am not by any stretch of the imagination “working class”.

Westminster Roundup

Here at Westminster foreign affairs seem to have been dominating the agenda. The big story Russia. 

A View From Westminster: Aid

Historians will judge the David Cameron years as those that led up to the Brexit referendum. But he should also be remembered for leading a coalition government that fizzed with ideas and innovative ways of making our country and the wider world a fairer, better place.

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.