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by Richard
Sun May 20, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Amber Rudd
Replies: 23
Views: 849

Re: Amber Rudd

The use of targets is the real issue, targets in education, where teachers pushed pupils onto “soft” subjects (of little value to employers.) to inflate their ranking. League tables used by parents to rate state secondary schools were skewed accordingly. Targets in politics, an easy measure for the ...
by Richard
Sat May 19, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Amber Rudd
Replies: 23
Views: 849

Re: Amber Rudd

It is inconceivable that Rudd had no knowledge of the specific targets set up by May and lied to protect her boss, not because she might have 'outshone' her, but to take the blame. It was the application of the strict policy of deporting citizens who could not produce passports that was the 'box tic...
by Richard
Thu May 17, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Locals have your say
Topic: Promenade Bike Lane
Replies: 11
Views: 783

Re: Promenade Bike Lane

It certainly will not be on the main road and it will be necessary to show visibly a clearly marked out lane on the promenade - much like a bike lane. The use of ground-buried transponders and rechargeable batteries all sounds a little futuristic and 'pie-in-the-sky' perhaps better suited to automat...
by Richard
Fri May 11, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Locals have your say
Topic: Promenade Bike Lane
Replies: 11
Views: 783

Re: Promenade Bike Lane

Yes! Fascinating to see that a grant of £133K has been awarded for a 'trackless' mini-tram feasibility plan, I hope it doesn't all end up as another 'white elephant': https://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/opinion/grant-paves-way-for-trackless-tram-plan-1-8484928 an earlier attempt ended in failure...
by Richard
Fri May 04, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Attractions, Places to Visit and Local Events
Topic: The Revamped Goat Ledge Fish Bar
Replies: 1
Views: 224

The Revamped Goat Ledge Fish Bar

The hut on the lower prom level below Warrior Square began life a couple of years ago, serving traditional Fish & Chips in a newly built 'hut'. This has now been re-designed as a 'Fish Bap Bar' whose 'official' opening is tomorrow, Saturday 5th May, with DJ's and Music. Wine, beer, soft drinks, ...
by Richard
Thu May 03, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Amber Rudd
Replies: 23
Views: 849

Re: Amber Rudd

Hi cbe, I thought you asked what people thought about her resigning from Office. I said that if she was unaware of a clear policy fact, at the centre of a scandal, then she should resign. I don't think I or anyone in Hasting / Rye knew her well enough to comment about her on a personal or ministeria...
by Richard
Thu May 03, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Amber Rudd
Replies: 23
Views: 849

Re: Amber Rudd

OK Amber Rudd's demise is the removal of a Remainer from the Cabinet and Jarvid's position is uncertain, he doesn't think May's complicated customs arrangement will work and neither do the hard Brexiteer's or even the EU. As for Rudd in Hastings she got off to a bad start in May 2013, describing her...
by Richard
Wed May 02, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Amber Rudd
Replies: 23
Views: 849

Re: Amber Rudd

Defying a three-line whip is quite serious, and has occasionally resulted in the whip being withdrawn from an MP or Lord. This means that the Member is effectively expelled from their party (but keeps their seat) and must sit as an independent until the whip is restored. If it is not restored they w...
by Richard
Wed May 02, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Amber Rudd
Replies: 23
Views: 849

Re: Amber Rudd

Further to that bit about where MP's say they stand on Brexit issues, they have to follow orders from their Whip and are actively punished for not voting in accordance with the government's own wishes. The consequences of defying the party whip are absolute: MP's may dismissed from their job immedia...
by Richard
Tue May 01, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Amber Rudd
Replies: 23
Views: 849

Re: Amber Rudd

Hi cbe, It is peculiar to suggest that any of our MP's have acted democratically when in fact Parliament has been sidelined from the Brexit process so far, with the House of Lords overruling many elements in the negotiations. Plus, of course, amongst the Commons MP's decisions are, by their very nat...

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