Using Technology to Drive Court Reform

I have written a column for the Daily Telegraph, explaining the court reform program I am leading on at the Ministry of Justice. Using technology, we are driving change that will make the justice system more sensitive to victims and witnesses and more effective, while delivering better value for taxpayers’ money. It is part of […]

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Strengthening Local Rail Services

On Thursday, I met with Becky Lumlock, Route Managing Director for the Wessex route at Network Rail. We discussed the 3-phase strategy for easing overcrowding and delivering better rail services for passengers. First, improvement works are due to take place at London Waterloo from 5 to 28 August. This will have an impact on the […]

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Extra Investment for St. Peter’s A&E

One of the important Conservative messages in recent years is that we cannot deliver extra resources for our precious public services without a vibrant economy – not just creating jobs, but also generating tax revenue. So, I’m delighted to report that the government is allocating £600,000 of fresh funding to St. Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey […]

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Back to the Ministry of Justice

I was honoured and delighted to be asked to join Theresa May’s new government. I am returning to the Ministry of Justice as a Minister of State under Justice Secretary David Lidington, and with a terrific ministerial and civil service team. I’m looking forward to supporting the department’s reform agenda, from the criminal justice system […]

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Post-Brexit priorities

I joined a discussion on the Today Programme this morning making the case that post-Brexit Britain can boost trade, but also strengthen other areas of social policy including wildlife and environmental protection. You can listen here from 2h48m in.

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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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