Reviewing the Year in Politics

This morning, I dropped in on Emma Barnett’s show on BBC 5Live to review the year in politics. I talked about Brexit progress, the Prime Minister proving the doubters wrong and then looked forward to 2018. You can listen here, from 12m20 in.

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Investing in our Tech Industry

The UK has been named as the world’s best prepared country for Artificial Intelligence (A.I) and high-tech industries by a report from the Oxford Insights Team. This follows the welcome news from the Autumn Budget that the government is investing £500m in a range of technology initiatives, from driverless cars to 5G mobile networks. In […]

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Better Court Services for Users

On Friday, I announced two new Courts and Tribunals Service Centres to be opened in The Midlands, as part of the £1 billion modernisation reforms to our courts and justice system. The centres, based in Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent, will transform the way we manage court and tribunal cases by transforming from traditional paper-based systems to […]

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The Westminster List

I have been passed a copy of the Westminster List, reportedly compiled by two researchers detailing allegations of sexual harassment and abuse by Conservative MPs. I should make it completely clear, at the outset, that I regard any such behaviour by any MP against staff or colleagues as totally unacceptable. It should be reported and […]

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