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My statement on Coronavirus - 18th March 2020

When it comes to Coronavirus there is no point beating around the bush. We face the most profound societal, economic and – above all – public health challenge since the Second World War.

BBC could be a great export success story

In the coverage of Lord Hall of Birkenhead’s announcement that he will be resigning as director-general of the BBC, it is striking how much commentary has implied that an apocalypse now beckons for the Beeb, with the Financial Times describing a “broadcaster under attack on all fronts”.

Brexit Update September 2019

First and foremost, we must be clear on what precisely we have been asked to vote on this week. A number of emails have suggested that I ‘voted for no deal’ because I voted with the Government. This could not be further from the truth.

Statement on Prorogation

I have inevitably received a large amount of correspondence on the matter of proroguing Parliament.

Conservative Leadership Election

I will be backing Jeremy Hunt for the leadership of the Conservative Party. My over-riding reason is that in politics it’s not what you say that matters, but whether you can be trusted to deliver what you say in reality. As a party we face a chronic crisis of trust.

MP Publishes ‘No Deal’ Feedback

James Cartlidge, MP for South Suffolk, has unveiled some of the key responses he has received in approaching local firms and farms for their views on the potential impact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. All contributors, other than trade organisations, have been treated confidentially.