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Sir Peter Bottomley

Sir Peter Bottomley, MP for West Worthing

The still voice and the loud noises

Every week there are contrasts in the life and experiences of most MPs. My working assumption is that I am average. Like other average people, I can be most effective by asking others to help and by being available to help others.

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Sir Peter Bottomley, MP for West Worthing

Resolutions and new year solutions?

The Queen and many of our religious leaders have helpfully given Christmas messages, reminding us together of eternal values and failings they reviewed the passing year, looking with hope to the year that starts next week.

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Sir Peter Bottomley, MP for West Worthing

An example of public service at its best

During the analysis of the United States mid-term elections, one comment struck me deeply. The United Kingdom and the United States are each capable of becoming disunited. I prefer people in politics who try to bring people together after, and preferably during and before decision times in election or referendum.

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Sir Peter Bottomley, MP for West Worthing

Be heard, find the truth, act justly

Church House in Westminster is where the preliminary hearings of the Infected Blood Inquiry have taken place this week. Sir Brian Langstaff is the retired judge who agreed to head the inquiry.

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Any Questions? at Worthing College

Achieving higher standards, not just top marks?

Links can lead in unexpected directions. A news report on a rather artificial row about maths testing and assessment in Scotland has brought me to a clearer understanding of how I believe we can think about achievement and distinction.

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