Daily Mail: MPs launch rallying cry to spare children from online porn

Article by Jim Norton for the Daily Mail - published 14 December 2021 All pornography websites should have a legal duty to prevent children from accessing them, MPs and peers say today. A parliamentary committee also called for criminal offences to be created including the promotion of self-harm, ‘cyberflashing’ – sending unwanted obscene pictures – […]

Belfast Telegraph: Online Safety Bill ‘needs major changes’ to hold tech firms to account

Article by Martyn Landi for PA / Belfast Telegraph - published 13 December 2021 MPs and peers have called for “major changes” to the draft Online Safety Bill to “call time on the Wild West online”. The Joint Committee on the Draft Online Safety Bill said more offences needed to be covered, including paid-for scam […]

Nationality and Borders Act

Thursday 9 December 2021 This week in Parliament, the Nationality and Borders Bill, a central part of the government’s New Plan for Immigration, progressed through its final stages in the House of Commons. I fully support this Bill. It will ensure that the United Kingdom has a firm, but fair, approach to immigration. It will […]

Tragedy in the Channel

Thursday 2 December 2021 The recent deaths of 27 migrants in the Channel last week was an avoidable tragedy. Those who were on the capsized vessel were victims of both the sea and the ruthless criminal gangs that exploit innocent lives for profit. It has always been my firm belief that we must crack down […]

Folkestone & Hythe Express: £400k boost for culture in district

Article by Rhys Griffiths for the Folkestone & Hythe Express - published 24 November 2021 Further cash has been awarded to help support businesses and projects in the district's arts and culture sector which was battered by the pandemic. The entertainment and events industry was hit hard by the repeated lockdowns and government cash has […]

Kentish Express: District's fallen heroes remembered at services

Article by Rhys Griffiths for the Kentish Express - published 18 November 2021 Services of remembrance for those who gave their lives in war have been held across the district. Folkestone's Remembrance Sunday commemoration took place at the town's war memorial at the top of the Road of Remembrance. Hundreds gathered for the service - […]

Remembrance Sunday 2021

Wednesday 17 November 2021 Last Sunday I attended the Remembrance ceremony in Folkestone, the first full service that we have held since before the coronavirus pandemic. This is always an important and moving occasion, as we remember the sacrifices of those service personnel who gave their lives during the world wars, and in all conflicts […]

Autumn Budget and Spending Review

Wednesday 9 November 2021 We have not yet defeated the coronavirus, but the delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine and the roll out of booster jabs have had a big impact on our ability to protect people from it. In the same way, the furlough scheme and business recovery support measures have not eradicated the economic […]

Daily Telegraph: Self-harm is revered on social media, says MP’s teenage daughter

Article by Charles Hymas for the Daily Telegraph - published 31 October 2021 Self-harm is revered on social media, says an MP’s daughter whose experiences have inspired his fight to crack down on tech giants.  In an article for The Telegraph, Claudia Collins, 14, said self-harm content was still “as dominant as ever” on social […]

The Environment Bill

Wednesday 27 October 2021 Over the past week there has been considerable interest in the new Environment Bill that has been debated in the House of Commons and proposals contained within it relating to the treatment of raw sewage by the water companies. In particular concerns have been raised with me about the discharge of […]

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