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talkSPORT: Let Fans In campaign backed by MP Damian Collins, who questions why football supporters are still banned while Royal Albert Hall concerts return

Article by Joe Moore for talkSPORT - published 7 October 2020 The #LetFansIn campaign has received the backing of MP Damian Collins, who has questioned the Government’s decision to not yet allow supporters back into stadiums. talkSPORT are backing the campaign to allow supporters to safely return to football grounds, with well over 100,000 people already […]

Fixing the broken asylum system

This week at the online Conservative Party conference the Home Secretary Priti Patel set out her priorities to reform the ‘broken’ asylum system in our country. Next year, we could see new legislation that would deliver safe routes to the UK for those in genuine need, faster processing of claims, and accelerating removals for those […]

Daily Express: BBC reverses decision to axe Red Button services amid backlash

Article by Steven Brown for the Daily Express - published 1 October 2020 The BBC has ruled out axing Red Button services amid warnings removal of the interactive platform could leave the vulnerable more "isolated and marginalised" from society. Last November, the broadcaster announced plans to remove the text and data element of the Red […]

Napier Barracks 2

On Friday last week I joined a special meeting organised by Folkestone and Hythe District Council to discuss the use of Napier Barracks at Shorncliffe as temporary accommodation for people who are having their asylum claims assessed. I have expressed my concerns about this decision before, and in particular the lack of notice or consultation […]

BBC Sport: Government warned football structure at risk of collapse

Article by Dan Roan for BBC Sport - published 28 September 2020 Football is now at risk of "the collapse of the national league structure that we have known for over 100 years", the government has been warned. A group of prominent figures has written a joint letter urging ministers to help with a coronavirus […]

KentOnline: Damian Collins warns that football could collapse without government support

Article by Luke Cawdell for KentOnline - published 28 September 2020 A Kent MP believes that the country’s football league structure could collapse without government intervention. Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins, along with others, has written to culture secretary Oliver Dowden and minister for sport Nigel Huddleston to make a case for a Covid-19 […]

MailOnline: Facebook critics roll out alternative Oversight Board to put the social media platform's moderation decisions under public scrutiny

Article by Dan Avery and Stacey Liberatore for MailOnline The day after Facebook announced it will launch its Oversight Board in October to determine what's allowed on the site, critics launched their own alternative. The Citizens, a UK nonprofit, unveiled the 'Real Facebook Oversight Board' on Friday to address the social media giant's policies and […]

KentOnline: Community meeting reveals answers about use of Napier Barracks to house asylum seekers

Article by Sam Williams for KentOnline - published 25 September 2020 A public meeting touched upon the more human side of the asylum system, and gave residents answers to concerns about military barracks being used to house asylum seekers. Today's virtual community meeting was set up by Folkestone and Hythe District Council to allay any worries or […]

Slowing the spread of COVID-19

On Tuesday this week the Prime Minister announced new restrictions to try and slow down the spread of the coronavirus. These include requiring all staff in shops and hospitality businesses like pubs and cafes to wear masks from Monday, as must their customers unless they are eating and drinking, and they must also order and […]

Napier Barracks

This week the House of Commons has been debating the Internal Market Bill, which seeks to establish the rules for trade within the United Kingdom after we leave the EU Single Market at the end of this year. There has been considerable controversy surrounding this Bill because it contains measures which would allow Ministers to […]

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