With the latest discussions on grammer schools – people should take some time to watch this video.

Education comes in many shapes and forms but we forget that these students are our future. One size does not fit all. Classes are getting larger, teachers fewer. Children not given one to one help and yet told to keep up with the rest of their cohort. Students are expecting to fulfil their potential and yet no-one helps them realise their potential first

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On Friday, I was invited onto BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions panel in Pickering alongside Tim Farron MP (Lib Dem leader), Baroness Shami Chakrabarti (Labour Peer), Brandon Lewis MP (Conservative Policing Minister).

We discussed a variety of topics including – does Britain need an elected opposition, Brexit, Fracking, anti-semitism, amongst other…..

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Camerons first PMQs as Leader of the Conservative Party. The line “He was the future once” never gets old. Brilliant! 

https://youtu.be/YFIJ6vvABrI  

It is a shame he’s stepping down. Cameron has been a great Prime Minister on social justice issues – workers rights, womens rights, working with minority communities, same sex marriage, name blind CVs, etc. 
 
He had promised a lot more and its unfortunate more couldn’t have been implemented. His ideas behind the “Big Society” would have been great to implement. 
 
But never the less. It comes to an end later today. Lets see what the next PM brings.

​Political friends I need a bit of help …..
Currently I feel that I can’t support either candidate – May or Leadsom – for the following reasons. 
May

– eurosceptic but didn’t campaign for it

– immigration was a key issue but as Home Secretary she made no comments

– the nanny state ideas (CCTV monitoring etc) I don’t support

– whats her views outside the Home Office?

– whats her legacy in the Home Office apart from getting rid of Qatadar
Leadsom

– abstains from a vote on equal marriage … she should have had a view

– she’s said workers rights and maternity rights shouldn’t have to be in place for smaller businesses

– religious freedom possibly being infringed

– social justice issues seem not to be at the top of her agenda (and thats something I fundamentally believe in).
For those who have decided …. please do comment below on who you are backing and why. Or if you are in the same boat as me … comment that too! Right now, it doesn’t matter if you are a member of the party or not, whether you have a vote or not.
Look forward to hearing your views. Please be civil with opposing views.
Thanks!

To everyone who voted yesterday – thank
you. Thank you for getting involved and having your voice heard. Thank you for exercising your democratic right. Thank you for listening to the cases of both sides before making a decision.

Just under 52 per cent of Britain voted for a leave vote. I was one of them. I voted leave because I believe we need a fair and global immigration system that doesn’t discriminate against non-EU countries.

Because our UK laws on women’s rights, worker’s rights and religious rights better protect us than the EU legislation. Our laws should be supreme, but unfortunately the EU can overrule them.

We should be trading with the world, creating our own trade deals in the best interest of British businesses of all shapes and sizes

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To everyone who voted yesterday – thank
you. Thank you for getting involved and having your voice heard. Thank you for exercising your democratic right. Thank you for listening to the cases of both sides before making a decision.

Just under 52 per cent of Britain voted for a leave vote. I was one of them. I voted leave because I believe we need a fair and global immigration system that doesn’t discriminate against non-EU countries.

Because our UK laws on women’s rights, worker’s rights and religious rights better protect us than the EU legislation. Our laws should be supreme, but unfortunately the EU can overrule them.

We should be trading with the world, creating our own trade deals in the best interest of British businesses of all shapes and sizes

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