Reaction to BBC Sports Personality of the Year award review for 2012

Brandon Lewis was delighted to hear the news this evening that the BBC will be reviewing the shortlisting system for next year’s BBC Sport’s Personality of the Year.   This morning Brandon Lewis slammed the BBC for its lack of female representation on this year’s shortlist for Sports Personality of the Year. Writing to the BBC Chairman, Lord Patten, and the Minister for Sport and the Olympics he highlighted the crowning achievements of athletes such as Chrissie Wellington – four time world Ironman champion – and Olympic triathlete, Helen Jenkins. In his letters Brandon called for increased transparency in the … Continue reading Reaction to BBC Sports Personality of the Year award review for 2012

Offenders to face full week of hard work and job-seeking

The Government is proposing tougher community sentences that will see offenders made to do a full five-day week of hard work and job seeking. The work will include manual labour, improving public areas by clearing up litter, cleaning graffiti and maintaining parks and other green spaces. The new rules will see unemployed criminals forced to work a minimum of 28 hours over four days, with the fifth day spent looking for full-time employment. These proposals are part of the Government’s plans to reform sentencing and tackle the root causes of offending. As well as giving something back to communities affected … Continue reading Offenders to face full week of hard work and job-seeking