President Zelensky

Wednesday 9 March 2022 On Tuesday 7 March I attended the address given by the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky to the House of Commons. It is without precedent for a non-member of parliament to speak in the chamber of the House, but it brought to us directly his message of determination to resist the […]


Friday 25 February 2022 Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is an unprovoked assault on a peaceful and sovereign nation. There can be no justification for the action that President Putin has taken. He has lied repeatedly to the Russian people and to the world about the situation in Ukraine. Mr Putin has falsely asserted time and […]

If the gig economy won’t look after its workers, this government must

Article written for the Guardian - published 17 February 2022 When the then Conservative cabinet minister, Norman Tebbit, fondly remembered how his dad went out on his bike to look for work he could hardly have imagined how many hundreds of thousands of people would be doing just that. The number of delivery riders working in the […]

Cost of heating

Monday 14 February 2022 I know that many local residents are concerned about the impact that rising prices are having on their household budget. In particular we all face the prospect of significant increases in the costs of heating our home. I along with many other Members of Parliament have been asking the government what […]

We must clamp down on intolerable online behaviour

Article written for the New Statesman - published 7 February 2022 The last time I wrote for the New Statesman on Big Tech and internet safety, the joint committee on the draft online safety bill’s inquiry was in full swing. Over the course of five months, the committee received more than 200 written evidence submissions, and took […]

Folkestone Jobs Fair

Friday 28 January 2022 As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic it is encouraging to see that the economy across the country has recovered much faster than many people predicted. The size of the economy is now greater than it was before the first lockdown two years ago. There are more people in work, job […]

Kentish Express: MP welcomes plans to bring in the Navy

Article by Steve Waite for the Kentish Express - published 20 January 2022 The district's MP has backed plans to put the Navy in charge of reducing the number of asylum seekers reaching UK shores in small boats. It is claimed that some people crossing the Channel could also be sent to resettle in Africa, […]

Getting meta all the time

Article written for Mace Magazine - published 19 January 2022 On 28 October, Facebook changed its corporate nameto Meta and staked its claim to become the company of the Metaverse.It was the same time its global head of safety, Antigone Davis, gave evidence to the UK Parliament’s joint select committee on the Online Safety Bill, […]

Royal Navy in the Channel

Wednesday 19 January 2022 Earlier this week the Government announced that the Royal Navy will be given primacy over all other government agencies operating within the English Channel to help tackle the surge of migrants entering the country illegally from France. It is important that policy evolves with the situation and although plans are still […]

Proper regulation won’t suppress freedom of speech online – it will protect it

Article written for CapX - published 13 January 2022 This month marks the one-year anniversary of the Capitol Hill riots in which five people died. It’s a stark reminder that dangerous behaviour online can metastasise into real-world violence. Plenty of other examples can be found closer to home, like the racist abuse of England footballers after […]

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