Mace Magazine: Pressing for Freedom

Excerpted from the Westminster Hall Debate held on 27 May 2021 to mark World Press Freedom Day 2021. Published by Mace Magazine on 28 May 2021 World Press Freedom Day falls on 3 May – as a reminder to governments of the need to respect their commitment to press freedom, a day of reflection among […]

Getting back to normal

Wednesday 25 May 2021 We continue to see excellent progress in Kent in our efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Infection rates in Folkestone and Hythe remain at their lowest level since the start of the pandemic, as are hospital admissions for the East Kent Trust. Based on the latest available information, there […]

Irish Times: Lloyd George came around to the idea a truce and talks were better than no talks at all

Article written for the Irish Times - published 25 May 2021 At Euston Station on the morning of November 26th, 1920, nine gun carriages each bearing a coffin covered in the Union flag were escorted to Westminster by soldiers from the Guards regiments and an armed detachment from the Auxiliary Royal Irish Constabulary, the “Black […]

MailOnline: Britain condemns 'outlandish action' after Belarus hijacks Ryanair passenger plane

Article by Will Stewart, Rachael Bunyan and Jack Wright for MailOnline - published 23 May 2021 Britain today condemned 'Putin puppet' Alexander Lukashenko's after Belarus hijacked a Ryanair passenger plane full of tourists by allegedly inventing an 'outlandish' bomb scare in order to arrest a dissident journalist who is now facing the death penalty. Ryanair […]

Step 3 of the roadmap out of lockdown

Wednesday 18 May 2021 On Monday this week we saw another significant step in our route out of the coronavirus social restrictions. It’s great that restaurants, cafes and pubs can now re-open for indoor service, especially given the slightly mixed weather we have experienced in recent weeks. The rule of allowing six people to meet […]

The future of Dungeness

Wednesday 12 May 2021 EDF energy, the operators of Dungeness B nuclear power station are expected in the next few months to decide on its future. Its two reactors began producing electricity in 1983 and 1985 respectively and currently have an operating license to continue until 2028. Dungeness B has been offline for planned maintenance […]

The Times: Independent regulator is only forward for Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook. Like?

Article written for The Times - published 11 May 2021 Facebook knows it has a problem with content that can cause harm, and its own research has shown that not only does it allow such content to spread on its systems, but that its recommendation tools actively promote it to users. The company has to […]

The death of PCSO Julia James

On Wednesday this week, along with other Kent MPs, I met with the Chief Constable of Kent Police, Alan Pughsley, for a briefing on the murder investigation following the death of the police community support officer (PCSO) Julia James. Her body was discovered on 27 April in Akholt Wood, in Snowdown, between Canterbury and Dover. She […]

Kickstart and Employment Hub

Wednesday 28 April 2021 This week I met with Maria Landers, the Customer Service Manager at Folkestone Job Centre, to discuss the Government’s Kickstart programme, which has been created to support young people looking for work, and to help employers to take on new staff. Kickstart provides funding to create new jobs for 16 to […]

European Super League

Wednesday 21 April 2021 On Monday I joined the twenty-seven million people who have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. I was administered with the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine at St Thomas’s hospital in London, just over the river from the House of Commons. The roll out of the vaccine is the best way […]

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