When is a promise not a promise? When it comes from Boris Johnson! Two of his promises have just collided. On 13th December 2019, he stood outside Downing St and promised to fix social care once and for all. He said his priority would be to crack on with it in his first 100 days.Continue reading We need a real social care plan, not just broken Boris promises →
I recently stumbled upon a fascinating radio piece with Prince Charles and the Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage. They were discussing vegetables, plants and nature. I was interested because earlier the same day I’d visited Greenaleigh Community Gardens to witness the wonderful progress they’ve made. The programme reminded me about many things people raised on theContinue reading Top projects tackling the city’s wasters →
What do you think about plans to teach Latin at 40 state schools? There are about 3,500 secondary schools in England so I wonder how they’ll be chosen. I read of this idea just as I’d been looking through Labour research on rising class sizes. If we can’t reduce class sizes or find the cashContinue reading Teaching Latin in our schools is not a priority →
I’m back in Parliament today, following events in Afghanistan. For 20 years we’ve been battling extremists obsessed with perverting Islamic ideals. Whether it’s Daesh who emerged from the remnants of Al Qaeda or the Taliban, their striking feature, apart from their barbarity, is their attitude towards women who can’t hold jobs but can be soldContinue reading We must step up to plate in time of crisis →
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