Articles in the Headline Category
It is disappointing that within so few years of such clear recommendations from the Independent Reconfiguration Panel that the identical services are again being threatened at the Horton. It is very difficult for people to understand the Clinical Commissioning Group’s exact proposals because the CCG has chosen to split the consultation process. By splitting the consultation process, the Trust’s proposal and the consultation has become confused. It is impossible to understand the full implications of the proposals in Phase One, without knowing what will be put forward in Phase Two.
Over the coming months, we are going to hear much about the competing claims concerning the costs and benefits of our membership of the European Union. Almost all of this commentary is likely to consider our membership of the European Union as simply a “transactional” relationship – do we get more out of our membership of the European Union than we put in? There are, however, I think a number of other matters that we should consider which I should like to set out briefly in a personal reflection.
The last letter that Henry V sent to Charles VI of France before he launched the Agincourt campaign was an ultimatum. “To the Most Serene Prince Charles our Cousin and adversary of France, Henry, by the Grace of God, King of England and France” and the letter went to state that Henry had done everything in his power to procure peace between the two countries. He did not lack the courage to fight to the death for justice for his just rights and inheritances that had been seized from him by violence and withheld for too long and it was his duty to recover.
I want to put all that I have learned over the years, and all that I am to the service of General Synod. I believe passionately in the Church of England being a church for the whole nation. I want to work with all those wish to see Church of England grow, to help encourage and foster the growth of congregations and in particular to bend every effort to encourage as many children, teenagers, and young adults as possible to be involved with the Church of England.
As Parliament has now dissolved, Sir Tony has now ceased to be a Member of Parliament.
Sir Tony said:
“It has been an enormous privilege to serve the people of North Oxfordshire for almost a third of century. I am incredibly grateful to all those who have supported me over the years, particularly my loyal staff without whom my office would not have operated so smoothly.”
I should firstly, in my capacity as Second Church Estates Commissioner, and soon to be Chair of the Church Buildings Council, like very sincerely to thank the Chancellor the £40 million announced in the Budget towards the repairs of church roofs. This is in addition to the £15 million for the Church Roof Funds made available by the Chancellor a little while ago and £20 million made available for repairs to our cathedrals.
I am very pleased and indeed proud to be here to support Melanie Magee. I have known Melanie for many years. I know Melanie to be an excellent Town and District Councillor. As it happens, Melanie represents two different Wards on the Town and District Councils but is exemplary in her commitment to all of her electors.