My latest column - 18th June 2020

It seems like only yesterday that I was writing in this column about the need to ‘stay at home’ at the height of the pandemic. That was around Easter, as lockdown became all embracing, and even a vague sense of ‘normality’ returning seemed very distant indeed.

Statement on the George Floyd protests

I have received a number of emails from constituents regarding both the killing of George Floyd, and the subsequent ‘Black Lives Matter’ demonstrations.

My Statement on the Matter of Dominic Cummings

Earlier this week I issued a statement in relation to the recent reports surrounding the Prime Minister’s senior adviser, Dominic Cummings. I have now updated and amended that statement following the pronouncements on the case from Durham Police, issued on 28th May.

My latest column - 21st May 2020

I appreciate that some readers may have been confused when the Prime Minister recently made his Sunday broadcast switching our principal instructive slogan from ‘stay home’ to ‘stay alert’.

My latest column - 16th April 2020

On Tuesday I received an email of historic proportions from the Speaker of the House of Commons, informing me that we were likely to meet as a ‘virtual Parliament’ next week.

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”.