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.

Britain Has A Chance to Punch Above its Weight

Finally! The parliamentary Brexit tectonic plates have shifted just a little. A series of backbench amendments resulted in one defeat for the government, and one significant victory. All other amendments failed to make the grade.

Diamond Bus Route 2 and 2A Update

Mark Garnier met with the Chief Execute, Simon Dunn and Director Bob Baker of Diamond Buses on Thursday, to discuss the services within Wyre Forest and in particular the No 2 and 2A which travels between Bewdley and Kidderminster.  Residents in Bewdley and on the Habberley Estate, where the servi

View from Westminster

Few who have followed the case of 12 year old Billy Caldwell will not have felt angered by the action of Home Office officials, who confiscated his treatment for epilepsy when entering the country recently.

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

This week in Parliament is the lull before the storm. A few uncontroversial bills have got started – including one to protect elephants through tighter measures on the ivory trade. But the real attention is focusing on the debate next Tuesday.

View from Westminster

One of my regular mailbag issues is that of the performance of local buses and, in particular, Diamond Bus.

View from Westminster

Last weekend’s celebrations in Windsor provided a fabulous showcase for modern Britain. Long gone are the meringue style royal weddings of the 80s, to be replaced by a celebration of diversity and achievement of the 21st century.