As the year comes to a close, and we look ahead to the next twelve months, we inevitably say that the...
Celebrating an industry at the heart of the UK economy It was as I was finishing my recent visit to Santiago, Chile, that I reflected on the importance of the hospitality industry to...
The Brexit obsession has brought out the worst in too many Tory MPs - lies, backstabbing, scurrilous briefings and perpetual goading have become...
This September, the Chief Inspector of Prisons raised an Urgent Notification on HMP Bedford, which is in my constituency. That mechanism alerts the...
This October included both World Food Day and World Anti-Slavery Day. To mark both occasions, I led a debate in Parliament to highlight some of the worst instances of modern slavery and exploitation in...
For most people in this country, the criminal justice system may be something of a mystery. Many will never come into contact with it. For those who do, often it will be because they themselves have ...
Prime Minister Harold Wilson once said that “a week is a long time in politics”. However, it was not until I became elected in 2015 ...
The year 2019 looks set to be dominated by Brexit. Like many, I have learned not to make predictions about politics, but whatever happens over ...
Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party The crucial Brexit negotiations are reaching a crunch point. We have, within our reach, a Brexit for the people – that delivers on the referendum result...
As Sir Max Hastings once said: “The very name has become a byword for betrayal: Munich.” On 30 September, 1938, in the early hours of the morning, British and French prime ministers signed an agreement with Adolf Hitler in Munich,...

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