Articles

No Deal Bad Deal

“A week is a long time in politics” goes the saying.  At the moment so is every hour and every minute. For two years ambiguity has kept politicians like me at bay but the clarity of the 585-page withdrawal agreement means that is no longer possible. This is the moment of truth for Brexit.

A Strong East Devon After Brexit

Working together with local businesses, schools and colleges to make sure we fulfil the opportunities of new jobs, apprenticeships and investment in a post-Brexit world. 

You can read my statement published in response to the Prime Minister's Brexit deal in November below: 

Defending those who defend us

Last week, along with a number of colleagues and former defense personnel, I helped deliver a letter to the Prime Minister. The letter called on the Prime Minister to prevent the legal persecution of veterans.

A View From Westminster: A Second Referendum?

The summer recess is upon us and not a moment too soon. Conservative MPs have been in turmoil about whether to accept the revised proposal put forward by the Prime Minister in her White Paper.

A View From Westminster: Social Care

Dignified care in old age should be a right for all of us. With an ageing population, this is one of the biggest challenges our country faces. We have to make sure this country works for everyone and that the most vulnerable in society gain the support they need.

A View From Westminster: Customs Union

All the talk here at Westminster, is about the customs union. For those that are not following the Brexit debate closely, the customs union is a trade agreement of two parts. First, the parties agree, that they will not charge tariffs or import duties on each other’s goods.

A View From Westminster: Class War

I freely admit I come from a privileged background; I had a good education and a supportive family. I was brought up understanding the values of working hard at school and aspiring to a good career of my own. I am not by any stretch of the imagination “working class”.

Westminster Roundup

Here at Westminster foreign affairs seem to have been dominating the agenda. The big story Russia.