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.


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.

Automotive Supply Chain

There have been two important announcements this week about the UK car industry: one bad, one exciting. This is important for us here in Wyre Forest as we have many companies employing thousands of people in the automotive supply chain.

Mark Garnier meets with new Worcestershire Hospitals Chief

Mark Garnier MP spent time on Friday meeting with the new Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust chairman, Sir David Nicholson. Sir David was the former chief executive of the NHS and has been described as a controversial choice.

View from Westminster

There were a couple of things dominating the political news last week; one ridiculous, one important. The silly news was that Jeremy Corbyn was somehow a Czech asset for intelligence, based on one or more cups of tea with a Czech diplomat turned spy back in the 1980s.