The businesswoman, whose daughter Domenica has Down’s Syndrome, says that the disabled should be welcomed into the world of work.
He discusses his new book, Hearts and Minds, in which he traces the change in Conservative ideas from Thatcher to Cameron and beyond.
The former Attorney-General also touches on Johnson and the £350 million – “a subject best parked” – and a definitive treatise on nymphomania.
The Somerset MP strongly supports Theresa May, denies anti-Etonian prejudice in public life, and says a Catholic could perfectly well be PM.
She points to the opportunities to imitate New Zealand agriculture, and to crack down on big businesses which evade tax.
But she confirms that Britain is leaving the ECJ’s jurisdiction, and says that there is a very clear choice on Thursday – between “me and Jeremy Corbyn”.
The MP for Enfield Southgate helped to sink tax credit and Sunday Trading changes – and now has eye on the Government’s housing benefit plans for young people.
He says that while Birmingham itself and Solihull are particularly buoyant, large parts of the region feel that they have missed out on growth.
The Culture, Media and Sport Committee Chairman says that the key is for IPSO to adopt a Leveson-compliant system of low-cost arbitration.
The Shipley MP says his views on women and equality are reasonable, and that Labour is shaping a culture that seeks to silence dissent.
He sees the referendum result as a “defining test” for Britain, and is charged with finding solutions to help meet the challenge.
“I think you can argue that between February and the start of July, every single decision that Michael Gove made changed the course of British history.”
The Treasury Select Committee member warns that unless the Government is more open about its Brexit plans, banks will start to move staff abroad.
He tells the story of his campaign to stop the ECHR being applied to armed conflict.
“I think that I’m somebody with a strong grasp of some of the social and economic divisions in our country and with a sense of direction for the future.”