Yesterday I spoke on the BBC about the current situation in Parliament. Today there will be a number of votes on amendments to the EU Withdrawal Deal put forward by Members of Parliament. The 'Kit Malthouse' Amendment shows potential for dealing with the backstop issue and we'll see later today how it fares in [...]
I spoke in Parliament during the EU Withdrawal Agreement debate. I again reiterated that I cannot support the Prime Minister's agreement in its current form and whilst I am willing to compromise I cannot accept the proposed backstop position. Listen Here or read what I said below. “I do not want to use my speech [...]
In the House of Commons this week I asked the Minister for International Development what impact the withdrawal of US troops from Syria could have on the situation there, and whether humanitarian efforts there would be affected.
This week I spoke in Parliament during Work and Pensions Questions about what action the Government was taking to increase the number of higher paying, more rewarding jobs on offer in the UK.
Southampton City Council have today announced their plans to improve air quality in our city. Their initial proposal, which would have seen vehicles charged up to £100 a day to enter the city, has been dropped. This is a victory for common sense and for the residents of Southampton. Read more here. [...]
Leaving the EU was always going to benefit Southampton. People do not believe so and they are entitled to their own opinion, but 90 per cent of our trade is already with countries outside of the EU, so increasing international trade will benefit the Port of Southampton with these new trade deals. Read here