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PoliticsHome: Facebook’s contempt for free press and disregard of legislative democracy should concern us all

Article written for PoliticsHome - published 21 February 2021 With a united voice, we must support the Australian government in the face of this bullying from Facebook. This week the attention of the tech policy world has been focused on the Australian House of Representatives, where Scott Morrison’s liberal-national government are in the final stages […]

The Sun: Nick Clegg faces call to RESIGN over Facebook’s Aussie news ban as MPs blast site’s ‘staggering lack of respect’

Article by Imogen Braddick for The Sun - published 18 February 2021 Nick Clegg has been called to resign over Facebook's Aussie news ban after MPs blasted the site's "staggering lack of respect" for democracy. The former Deputy Prime Minister, who became the tech giant's communications chief in 2018, has come under fire after the […]

The Daily Telegraph: Britain must hold firm against Facebook's dangerous ban on news

Article written for the Daily Telegraph - published 18 January 2021 Facebook's decision to ban news media from its main platform in Australia is as dangerous as it is wrongheaded. In a world going through a public health emergency, people need access to the reliable and factual information that is provided by news publishers and organisations. […]

Better local broadband

I would like to thank all of the NHS staff and volunteers who have worked so hard since December to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine across the Folkestone and Hythe constituency. It has been a fantastic effort that everyone over the age of 70, as well as those in the most vulnerable groups in society has […]

Vaccines progress

This week I met with the Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi, along with other Kent MPs and representatives from the Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group to discuss the delivery of the COVID vaccine in Kent. The government’s target is that everyone over the age of 70, and all those who are considered to be the […]

The fire at Napier Barracks

Last week a fire was started deliberately at Napier Barracks in Folkestone, following a dispute between asylum claimants being accommodated there, and the staff that run the facility. There can be no excuse for this action. Arson is a criminal offense, and it could have led to loss of life. I'm grateful for the emergency […]

The Daily Telegraph: Facebook 'can't regulate itself out of the mess it has made'

Article by Hannah Boland for the Daily Telegraph - published 1 February 2020 Facebook cannot be trusted to regulate itself and instead should face "independent oversight", the former chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee has said. Writing in The Telegraph, Conservative MP Damian Collins said there were clear limitations to Facebook's Oversight Board, and said the […]

We cannot trust Nick Clegg and Facebook to police their own content

Article written for the Daily Telegraph - published 1 February 2021 Sir Nick Clegg has a bridge to sell America. Having spent most of his career, both as a British politician, and now as a spokesman for Facebook, suggesting he offers a unique middle way between two false alternatives, he is now pretending that his […]

MailOnline: Police launch arson investigation as migrants set fire to Kent army barracks

Article by Katie Feehan, James Fielding, James Robinson and James Tapsfield for MailOnline - published 29 January 2021 Priti Patel has tonight slammed the behaviour of migrants being held at a former army barracks, amid reports that a 100-strong group started a riot, torched buildings and threatened staff at the temporary asylum seeker site. The […]

KentLive: Folkestone MP says Napier Barracks fire could have 'led to loss of life'

Article by Ruth Ovens for KentLive - published 29 January 2021 Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins says there's 'no excuse' for what happened at Napier Barracks following a fire that prompted a large response from the emergency services. The military site has been used to house about 400 asylum seekers since September last year, […]

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