A Conservative Manifesto for Aspirational Britain

Today, Prime Minister Theresa May launched the 2017 Conservative election manifesto. It is a bold prospectus for keeping the economy firing on all cylinders, delivering lower taxes, easing the pressure from the cost of living, making our society more meritocratic, addressing burning social challengers like care for the elderly, and – of course – making […]

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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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Brussels’ Bright Brexit Offer

For all the predictable doom and gloom in the media that accompanied the beginning of Brexit negotiations, for anyone patient enough to read the EU’s draft negotiating guidelines, Brussels’ opening negotiating position is far brighter than expected. I look at the detail of the EU guidelines in a column for Conservative Home today. You can read it here.

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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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Brexit: The Road Ahead

I’ve written a column for The Daily Telegraph today arguing that we should start Brexit negotiations with economic self-confidence and political ambition, and must stay resolutely focused on securing a ‘win-win’ deal, which is good for every corner of the UK, and our European friends. You can access the article here.

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Building Support for Brexit

Today, I’ve written a column for The Daily Telegraph looking ahead to next week when the Prime Minister, Theresa May, will officially trigger Article 50 – on 29 March. In my view, while taking a resolute approach, we also need to listen to reasonable critics, as part of the process of galvanising broader support – […]

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