Foreign Policy and Moral Red Lines

Yesterday, I wrote a column for The Sunday Times making the case for my proposed Magnitsky Amendment to the Criminal Finances Bill. The proposal, backed in Parliament by MPs from eight different political parties, would target those involved in profiting from serious human rights abuses, so they can’t launder their blood money through British banks, properties […]

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Capitalism for the Little Guy

Today I published a paper with the Free Enterprise Group called ‘Capitalism for the Little Guy — JAMs today’, published by the Institute for Economic Affairs. The paper looks at four markets that we all use everyday, but which are gummed up, and are failing consumers. I lay out some proposals to boost competition, and […]

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Why did the forecasters get it wrong?

Today, I’ve written a column for The Daily Telegraph after the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development became the latest organisation to U-turn on its predictions of a post-referendum economic shock. The OECD now says that the UK will grow faster in 2016 than any other advanced economy in the world. Why did the forecasters […]

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Visit to Connections in Claygate

Today, I visited the Connections group at Holy Trinity Church in Claygate. Connections is a group for local elderly residents to meet fortnightly over coffee and cakes in a welcoming and friendly environment. Pippa Cramer, who is the chief coordinator of the group, and her fantastic team of volunteers put on a varied range of activities […]

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