Archive for Creative Industries

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 @ 5:11PM

Brexit: Why Freedom of Movement Restrictions Will Impact on the Creative Industries

Here is a piece I wrote for the House Magazine recently. Freedom of Movement and the Creative industries  Our creative industries are of ever growing importance to the UK economy quite apart from their cultural value. Worth £87bn to the UK economy, they are growing three times as fast as…

Saturday, January 21st, 2017 @ 11:36AM

Libs Dem Demand Top Table for Creative Industries

The Lib Dem DCMS Team recently led a debate on the impact of Brexit on the Creative Industries  Here is how I introduced it : Last July, when I took part in the two-day debate on the outcome of the European Union referendum, I talked about the implications of Brexit…

Sunday, November 6th, 2016 @ 7:28PM

Peers criticize Ebacc

In a debate initiated by Lib Dem President Baroness Sal Brinton Peers, including myself decried the drop in creative subjects taken at GCSE as a result of the the the Government’s EBacc measures which focus on STEM not STEAM i.e. the arts are excluded with all the consequent impact on…

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Sunday, September 11th, 2016 @ 12:06PM

Lord C-J calls for restriction on PSPO’s

Back in the Summer buskers, civil liberty campaigners and many others protested about the increasing use of PSPO’s a subject on which I have been campaigning ever since the Anti Social Crime and policing Bill became law. See here Recently I held a debate in the House of Lords to…

Sunday, July 10th, 2016 @ 11:23AM

Lord C-J: Blueprint for Creative Industries needed post Brexit vote

I am seriously concerned like many others for the future of the creative industries after the Brexit vote in the referendum. Here is what I said in the Lords debate:       https://hansard.parliament.uk/Lords/2016-07-06/debates/16070653000128/OutcomeOfTheEuropeanUnionReferendum#contribution-16070670000028 Last weekend I took part in the March for Europe from Park Lane to Parliament Square….

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Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 @ 10:03AM

Lord C-J promotes Agent of Change amendment to save Live Music Venues

Following my debate on the future of threatened live music venues last December, on the Committee stage of the Housing and Planning Bill  I called for the introduction of the Agent of Change Principle into planning law as follows|: “Some of the concern about the fate of live music venues derives from…

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