October 16, 2019

A Brexit agreement in sight?

The meeting of the European Council in Brussels this week will be central to the Government’s plan to deliver Brexit by 31st October. At the time […]
October 9, 2019

The Queen’s Speech

The Queen will deliver her speech in the House of Lords on Monday next week, to mark the start of a new parliamentary session. This gives […]
October 2, 2019

Landscapes for life

Last Friday I was delighted to be invited to officially ‘open’ a new bench and rest stop on the North Downs Way near to the top […]
September 30, 2019

Our electoral law is under threat in the digital age

As we face the prospect of a general election, we need to confront the fact that our electoral law is not fit for purpose in the […]
September 24, 2019

Delivering for Folkestone and Hythe

Last Friday I was pleased to be invited to Martello Primary school in Folkestone to meet the students and discuss what they had learned during their […]
September 23, 2019

Clubs demand Liverpool ‘spygate’ inquiry

The Premier League is coming under pressure to launch an investigation into revelations that Liverpool paid a £1 million settlement to Manchester City over a complaint […]
September 17, 2019

Remembrance : paying tribute to the Battle of Britain

Last Sunday I attended once again the annual Battle of Britain service at St Stephen’s Church in Lympne. This year marks the 79th anniversary of that […]
September 12, 2019

Video game loot boxes should be classed as gambling, says Commons

Video game loot boxes should be regulated as gambling and children barred from purchasing them, a House of Commons committee has advised. The recommendation comes as […]
September 10, 2019

Let’s end the Brexit doom loop

In the early hours of Tuesday 10th September, the House of Commons prorogued, ending the longest parliamentary session for over three hundred years. Instead of the […]
September 10, 2019

MP demands more answers from The Jeremy Kyle Show following ‘concerning’ evidence

ITV have been requested to provide further information on The Jeremy Kyle Show following the accounts of two former contestants at a Committee hearing last week. […]
September 9, 2019

Fake news fears for snap election

Damian Collins MP, who made his name investigating Cambridge Analytica in the House of Commons and featured in the Netflix documentary The Great Hack, has said […]
September 5, 2019

Parliamentary inquiry to be held into the demise of Bury FC

A parliamentary inquiry is set to be held into the demise of Bury Football Club. Damian Collins, chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee, […]
September 4, 2019

Jeremy Kyle Show guests treated like criminal suspects, MP claims

The Jeremy Kyle Show producers treated guests like criminal suspects, the MP leading an inquiry into reality TV has claimed. The House of Commons culture select […]
September 4, 2019

Marcel Sommerville says months after Love Island were the ‘worst period’ of his life

Former Love Island star Marcel Sommerville has said the aftermath of the show felt like the “worst period” of his life. The rapper was giving evidence at a Digital, […]
September 3, 2019

We must leave the EU on 31 October

This week is traditionally seen as the start of the new parliamentary year, as the House of Commons returns from its summer recess. However, the first […]
September 2, 2019

Damian Collins: emergency legislation needed for a snap general election

Conservative MP Damian Collins has expressed concern about whether electoral rules have been sufficiently strengthened in time for a snap general election later this year. In […]
August 30, 2019

Preparing for Brexit and beyond

Since Boris Johnson was appointed as Prime Minister at the end of July, the primary focus of the government has rightly been preparing the United Kingdom […]
August 28, 2019

We need proper regulation in English football to stop bad owners running great clubs into the ground

The fans of Bury football club, one that has played in the football league for the last 125 years and won the FA Cup twice, have […]
August 27, 2019

Carney under fire for ‘secret trip’ to meet Zuckerberg

Mark Carney is facing questions over a “secret” trip to Silicon Valley for a meeting with the founder of Facebook. The governor of the Bank of […]
August 21, 2019

MPs back Premier League star’s call for social media firms to unmask racist trolls by verifying accounts

Senior MPs have backed a Premier League star’s call for social media firms to verify accounts with users’ passports to stop racist online abuse. Manchester United […]
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