Category: National Politics

On the issues relating to the alleged Downing Street Christmas Party in 2020

On the 19th of December 2020 the Prime Minister announced additional COVID-19 restrictions were to be put in place, using the regional tiering system. London went into a new ‘Tier 4’, but Worcestershire remained in ‘Tier 2’. Herefordshire was in ‘Tier 1’. At the time that the Downing Street gathering on 19th December took place […]

Repealing the Fixed Term Parliament Act will take a welcome step closer

Back in 2010 the coalition government between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats were so concerned that things would collapse they introduced the Fixed Term Parliament Act (FTPA) to give certainty to when a general election for the UK Parliament could be called. No more a case of the Prime Minister visiting the palace to […]

COVID-19 Local Alert Levels 1-3 – what they mean and how they are triggered

Local COVID Alert Level – Medium This is for areas where national restrictions continue to be in place. This means: All businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-Secure manner, other than those that remain closed in law, such as nightclubs. Certain businesses selling food or drink on their premises are required to […]

Pavements could be made safer for people with disabilities, and families, under new proposals to ban antisocial parking unveiled by the government

New plans set out to boost safety and make journeys more accessible for disabled people and parents Review found third of people with visual impairments and almost half of wheelchair users were not as willing to go out because of antisocial pavement parking Consultation will set out proposals to make transport more accessible and help […]

A-Level & GCSE Predicted Grades to Apply

I was pleased to hear that Ofqual has listened to public opinion on the issue of A-Level and GCSE results and issued a statement, which includes: We understand this has been a distressing time for students, who were awarded exam results last week for exams they never took. The pandemic has created circumstances no one […]