It’s vital that on education, policing and infrastructure, as much clarity is given as possible to departments as possible in terms of long-term funding.
Allowing those who we now require to be in education until they’re 18 to lose £350 a week in fixed odds online gambling is madness.
They can seem remote from the everyday priorities of people here at home. But at its heart, trade is a powerful way to deliver what people really care about.
We have to level with people, give them support and offer them something to look forward to.
For many in my community – particularly those on tight budgets, pensioners, and people trying to manage their way out of debt – cash is what they live by.
The volte-face that he is currently trying to manage in seeking to defend a Withdrawal Agreement that he opposed is farcical.
We’re crafting together a response to a question for 2024: “who do you want to be governing the country for the next four or five years?”
A major part of the problem is high tax rates driven by borrowing for higher education courses that they’d be better off not taking.
His “Goldilocks Politics” of “too much/too little, too fast/too slow” throughout the pandemic is unlikely to win over voters.
There are special gains in luxury cars, migration and services – as Australia looks away from the Pacific and we stride in into the wider world.
It was superb to see responsible local businesses investing, and ensuring a safe and socially distanced experience for their customers.
We need to switch from specifying “what’s allowed to open” to “what in the interest of public health needs to continue to be restricted.”
Shotley Bridge hospital was mentioned in Parliament three times in ten years by my predecessors; and as often by me in the last six months.
I’ve noticed in my constituency that, to parts of the community, I am a disruption to the local natural order.
It’s time for a little less sensationalism – and a lot more steady and serious journalism.