HUW MERRIMAN - MISSING IN ACTION?
Huw Merriman was a Wealden District Councillor and is now the Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Bexhill and Battle after winning the seat in the 2015 general election.
Has anyone heard from him in writing or seen him locally?
2020 into 2021, it is alleged that Huw has been missing in action,
bringing the reputation of the House of Commons into disrepute. Reports
are coming in as to allegations of failing to respond to correspondence
from his constituents, and refusing to meet with members of the public
over planning corruption and housing over development in his
geographical region. The failure to reply or even to acknowledge receipt
of correspondence is to do with transport where he chairs the Transport
Committee. Others to do with the monopoly that BT
at present enjoy, as the owners of OpenReach,
with the Ombudsman,
apparently, not comprehending company law, and so condoning a situation
where BT are offering performance related contracts, then not being able
to uphold such contracts, being minimum broadband speeds and telephone
lines crackle free. It seems with Ofcom
being part of the problem. Whereas, breach of contract, is breach of
contract - and someone has to be responsible at the end of the day.
He was opposed to Brexit prior to the 2016 referendum. Brexit looks set to scupper a number of UK projects when it come to funding via the Horizon 2020 initiatives, where, when and if the UK does exit Europe, those who are based in the UK have been told that they will be unable to continue to work on those projects, even if they are the lead.
Clearly, this poses enormous problems where if the technology is British and the home company or organisation is contributing know-how that is proprietary, then the UK concern would have given up their ideas in return for funding and get nothing back in return.
We hope then that our politicians are aware of these issue and will do what they can by way of negotiating a truce to allow UK academics and other not-for-profit concerns to continue to contribute intellectually and with physical developments - failing which we wonder what other assurances this Government might offer that important research work might continue under the Conservatives.
CONSERVATIVE MPS 2017-2018
WHY CONTACT HUW MERRIMAN - WHEN YOU DON'T EXPECT A REPLY
You must be joking. We'd rather hold a General Election to get ourselves an MP who performs their duty, or get Huw put onto a watch list of MPs who are behaving badly. You can complain about Huw using the links on our Code of Conduct page.
TO HIS WEBSITE:
HANNIBAL - May well regard the Huw free range inept. He'd like to have this old friend for dinner. As food becomes more scarce, the Cabinet look as though they might provide steaks and joints for a banquet or two. The good news being they'd be feeding the masses, and reducing population at the same time. We are sure Maggie would approve, where her policies made people homeless, and then tried to tax them for walking the streets via a Poll Tax.
We'd need less land for agriculture, and the fisheries might bounce back a little. As the natural balance is restored from humans sustaining other humans, culling the numbers. We could go back to eating livestock, grain, fruit and vegetables as the population reaches proportions that crop growing might sustain. Fewer people mean less CO2 production and a cooler climate. We'd need fewer houses and cars. Indeed, the houses vacated by those consumed by the hungry and fitter, would negate the housing shortage. House prices would fall, and the renting society subside, as the landlords are eaten, being fattened for the pot from excess profits.
The United Kingdom has many political parties, some of which are represented in the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Below are links to the websites of the political parties that were represented in the House of Commons after the 2015 General Election:
DEMOCRAT UNIONIST PARTY
SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC AND LABOUR PARTY
UK INDEPENDENCE PARTY
ULSTER UNIONIST PARTY
We are concerned with how the make up of the above parties and (reasonably) popular policies may affect the Wealden district, because we are all brothers on two islands in the Atlantic Ocean and what we do or fail to do is likely to rebound on ourselves and our fellow man in other nations around the world. How we act today influences policies in other countries in our global community. It is not just about us and our patch.
East Sussex has five District and Borough Councils, each with a border on the coast. From west to east they are:
There is also East Sussex County Council as the provider of services to the 5 East Sussex districts.
As near neighbours and with councils now sharing facilities and working together, these area of Sussex are included in our remit and an area where climate change and affordable housing are issues that need urgent attention. Where the coastline is a feature in every Council, Blue Growth is a food security issue, especially where this side of of our local economy is under-exploited.