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View from Westminster - 6th March 2018

Winter pressures on the NHS give us a very good indicator of just how well our medical services can cope under pressure. This season’s ‘flu has been particularly nasty and with the appalling weather we have had recently, pressures on A+E have increased.

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There were a couple of things dominating the political news last week; one ridiculous, one important. The silly news was that Jeremy Corbyn was somehow a Czech asset for intelligence, based on one or more cups of tea with a Czech diplomat turned spy back in the 1980s.

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This week’s announcement of a review into student fees is welcome. The UK has the highest cost, to students, anywhere in the world.

View from Westminster 16th February 2018

The 15th of January saw the launch of the Year of Engineering. This is the start of a crucial initiative which will see the government work with hundreds of industry partners to raise the profile of engineering among young people aged 7-16, their parents and their teachers.

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This week marks the 100th anniversary of women being allowed to vote. It is an extraordinary thought that there are still people alive who were around when women were not allowed to vote in this country. Yet there are millions across the world denied a vote for a whole host of reasons.

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Every January, we now support Holocaust Memorial Day. The service of remembrance is held at Midday on the closest Sunday to the 27th January and brings together a group of people who have an interest, one way or another in the atrocities that occurred in Nazi Germany between 1933 and 1945.