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Return of grassroots sports

On Monday this week I was in the chamber of the House of Commons to hear the Prime Minister announce that the national COVID lockdown will end on 2 December to be replaced with a tiered system. This is obviously very good news, and this easing of the restrictions is a result of the success […]

The Guardian: 'Antiquated process': data regulator on obtaining Cambridge Analytica warrant

Article for the Guardian by Alex Hern - published 24 November 2020 The information commissioner has criticised the “antiquated process” that led to Facebook getting hold of Cambridge Analytica’s servers before the UK regulator itself, and renewed calls for an international approach to data privacy to tackle the emerging threat of data havens. Elizabeth Denham, […]

The Independent: Ban on outdoor grassroots sport to be lifted when lockdown ends

Article by Ben Burrows for The Independent - published 23 November 2020 Outdoor grassroots sport will return when national lockdown measures are lifted next month. Prime minister Boris Johnson confirmed the move in a statement to the House of Commons on Monday where he outlined the next phase of restrictions. Grassroots sport, that has been […]

KentOnline: Kent MPs call on Boris Johnson to open churches before Christmas after lockdown ends

Article by Sean Axtell for KentOnline - published 22 November 2020 MPs are intensifying calls on the government to swing open church doors amid the pandemic for the Christmas period and beyond. The five Kent Tories today joined ranks with more than 70 Conservatives in a bid to forge forward with the controversial new measures. Churches and […]

Anti-vaccination disinformation is harmful and must be addressed in the government’s Online Harms Bill

Written for The House Live / PoliticsHome. Published 18 November 2020 We need social media companies to work proactively to identify and remove harmful disinformation, including anti-vaccine conspiracy theories - not shirk this responsibility. The prospect of mass vaccination against the coronavirus is now close to being a reality, with the news that Pfizer and […]

The hope of a vaccine

As we approach the longer nights of a year that has been blighted by the coronavirus pandemic, it seems that we might at last be able to glimpse light in the distance. Two companies, Pfizer and Moderna have now announced that they have covid vaccines that have an effectiveness of over 90% and which could be available as early […]

Remembrance Sunday at the Step Short Arch

This year has seen the passing of a Remembrance Sunday unlike any other since the Second World War. The COVID lockdown restrictions meant that none of the usual civic services took place but that couldn’t stop people from paying their respects to those who have sacrificed their lives in the defence of our country. The […]

Kent MP questions Home Office on what it is doing to prevent people crossing the Channel

Article by Sam Williams for KentOnline - published 9 November 2020 Nearly 5,000 small boats carrying asylum seekers have been prevented from reaching the UK this year, it has been revealed. French authorities successfully stopped the crossings in the English Channel as part of their work to reduce the number of people attempting to make […]

Second lockdown: outdoor sports and caravan parks

On Thursday 5 November the government is due to commence a second national COVID-19 lockdown in England. People will be asked to work from home where they can, all hospitality venues and non-essential retail outlets will close, and most leisure activities will also cease. This will continue until 2 December when the government will issue […]

Sky Sports: Government should allow grassroots youth sport to continue for children's health, says Damian Collins

Article published 3 November 2020 Grassroots youth sport should be able to continue throughout the Government's planned second national lockdown for the benefit of children's mental and physical health, says Damian Collins MP. Collins, who chaired the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee between October 2016 and January 2020, has written to the Secretary […]

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Brilliant that Matt Hancock has confirmed that grassroots sports will return in all 3 tiers - and that the Government will give consideration to variances across big counties like Kent ... See MoreSee Less

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