Articles

Why I am Supporting Jeremy Hunt for Conservative Leader

Choosing the next leader of the Conservative Party is not a decision to be taken lightly. We are in Government. This individual will become the prime minister of the 5th biggest economy on the planet, the 4th biggest military budget.

Everyone Should Take Action for Climate Change

Flying back into Heathrow last week (I had been in the US doing trade promotion) I was confronted with the possible dual delight of being diverted to another airport, and of meeting climate change campaigner and actress Emma Thompson in the passport queue.

My Article in the Daily Telegraph on Customs Union

Whilst out campaigning for the Remain team during the EU referendum, I was asked a question that has stayed with me to this day. “What”, the audience member of the debate in Kidderminster asked, “do you think is your opponent’s best idea?”

Government loses control on Business in the House

Avid followers of Brexit will aware that things aren’t going well. What is remarkable is that each week brings a new and completely unexpected catastrophe. Last Monday week we were looking forward to a relatively benign week.

HOW I VOTED TO KEEP NO DEAL ON THE TABLE

With the confusion over last might's votes and who was voting for what, I wanted to explain my actions, and importantly, the reasons for them.

Knife crime

MP View 13th March 2019

Another big week for Brexit – perhaps the biggest week so far. Reading the Sunday press, and chatting through things with my colleagues, it rather looks as if the week will end without resolution. Again.

Best way to deliver Brexit

Brexit rumbles on, getting ever closer to B-Day – just three weeks away. Or maybe not the end? I’m getting lots of emails about it.

Politics Gone Crazy

Just when you thought politics had got crazy enough, it gets even madder. The seismic events in Westminster last week demonstrate just how broken our system is.

Teenagers from Shamima Begum to Climate Change

There were a couple of stories, last week, about teenagers bunking off school. The first was about a 15-year-old schoolgirl, Shamima Begum, plotting with friends to save money, organise the trip and then run away to Syria to become an ISIS bride. Now 19, she wants to come home.