June 19, 2019

Qatar should be stripped of 2022 World Cup if votes were bought, says MP Damian Collins

Qatar should be stripped of the 2022 World Cup if it is proved votes were bought, claims MP Damian Collins. Former Uefa president and Fifa vice-president Michel […]
June 17, 2019

The 5G development debate

Amid the debate between trans-Atlantic allies and beyond on the security challenges posed to 5G network development by Chinese suppliers, New Europe’s Andrianos Giannou had the […]
June 12, 2019

Conservative Party Leadership Contest

On Thursday this week the Conservative Party will start the process of electing its next leader and our new Prime Minister. I believe that person must […]
June 6, 2019

Only Boris Johnson can restore trust and excitement in our politics

Our next prime minister must be someone with the drive, personality and intelligence to solve the greatest political crisis Britain has faced in decades, one that […]
May 22, 2019

Policing

Last Friday I met with representatives from the resident’s associations covering central Folkestone, The Leas and The Bayle, to discuss policing in the town. They have […]
May 9, 2019

Local Elections

We should respect all people who are prepared to put themselves forward for public service as an elected representative. In taking that step candidates open themselves […]
May 1, 2019

Investment in Folkestone & Hythe

Over the last eight years we have seen a tremendous change in investment into our district for new homes and businesses. This has created new jobs […]
April 16, 2019

Notre Dame

It was tragic that Easter week should start with the devastating fire that engulfed the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. Mercifully, the external structure of the […]
April 11, 2019

The Shed

For each week over the last few months another critical decision on Brexit seems to have been brought forward. I know from speaking to people right […]
April 3, 2019

Brexit

As it stands, the default legal position is that the UK will leave the EU without a deal on 12th April. So far, all attempts to […]
March 26, 2019

Delivering Brexit

We’ve got to get on with Brexit. We cannot continue going round and round in circles discussing and debating the Prime Minister’s deal when it is […]
March 20, 2019

Storm Gareth

Operation Stack returned to Kent’s roads last week in response to delays in freight crossing the Channel, caused by Storm Gareth. It was a reminder both […]
March 6, 2019

Folkestone and Hythe District Council’s Accelerated Delivery Board

On Friday last week I chaired the first meeting of the Folkestone and Hythe District Council’s ‘accelerated delivery board’, which was held at the Civic Centre […]
February 27, 2019

Brexit Negotiations

Like every previous major European negotiation, our discussions with the EU over our future relationship for after we leave, are running right down to the final […]
February 13, 2019

Brexit Planning

The government’s contingency planning in case of a no deal Brexit will start to take physical form this week, as roadworks begin between junctions 8 and […]
January 28, 2019

Brexit Update

This week the House of Commons will once again debate and vote on the European Union Withdrawal Agreement. For reasons that I have previously set out […]
January 15, 2019

Today’s Vote

Today the House of Commons will finally have the chance to express its view on the government’s proposed European Union withdrawal agreement. My own opinion remains […]
January 9, 2019

Plans for a no deal Brexit

This week the government started testing its plans for managing road freight in Kent in case there are delays in goods leaving the Port of Dover […]
November 20, 2018

Why I Will Not be Supporting the Proposed EU Withdrawal Agreement

I will not be supporting the agreement proposed last week by the Prime Minister, for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. My […]
November 14, 2018

The Fire at Morrison’s

I was shocked to see the images of the terrible fire that engulfed Morrison’s in Cheriton Road, Folkestone last week. Like everyone else I am grateful […]
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