Talking with EU Staff at Kingston Hospital

On Tuesday, Twickenham MP Tania Mathias and I joined Kingston Hospital Workforce Director Kelvin Cheatle and EU staff working at the hospital, pictured below, to discuss Brexit and the position of EU nationals who have been here for a considerable period of time. It was a valuable opportunity for us to say loud and clear […]

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Brexit Briefing

Yesterday, after a momentous week in politics, I appeared on Iain Dale’s Brexit Briefing alongside Jeremy Browne (former Lib Dem Minister, now the City’s Special Representative to the EU) to recap the week’s news. You can listen here.

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Question Time

Last night, I joined the panel of BBC’s Question Time from Southend-on-Sea along with Labour MP Yvette Cooper, Scottish MP Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh, University of London academic Sarah Churchwell and Vice-President of Republicans Overseas Jan Halper-Hayes. The debate was inevitably dominated by the American election and Donald Trump and the question of what Britain’s response should […]

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New Government

Theresa May, our new Prime Minister, is currently forming her new government. I made clear  I would enthusiastically serve in any role (at Minister of State or above) I could get my teeth into. It was not to be. But, I wish the new team well in the tackling the challenges that lie ahead.

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24 June – a moment in history

In the early hours of this morning, it became clear that Britain – on an astonishing turnout of 72% – had voted to leave the EU. As someone who has made the case for Britain to leave, I feel enormously proud and confident in the future. We have a golden opportunity for democratic renewal, to […]

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