EFTA and the EU Labour Market

James Cartlidge: We should consider joining EFTA – which would give us the brake on unskilled EU migration that we may need

Reaction to Delphi & Konings news

Returning from a very pleasant break in North Norfolk, one of the most striking features of the constituency in-tray that awaits is a tale of two contrasting pieces of economic news.

Reaction to Delphi news

With politics so tumultuous in recent times, it seems extraordinary to me that it was actually only two years ago that I was making my maiden speech as a brand new Member of Parliament.

My thoughts on the Spring Budget

James Cartlidge: The devastating truth at the heart of the NICs row. We’re palming difficult decisions off on the next generation.

Progress on technical education

For many years the UK has performed poorly in the international productivity tables. In real terms, this means that in 2015, for every comparable hour worked in Germany, the UK produced 37% less output. Average productivity across the G7 countries falls 18% above the UK.

New rail depot for Suffolk/Essex border

A multi-million pound new rail maintenance workshop is set to be built near Manningtree as part of the new Abellio franchise to run trains in the region for the next nine years.

EU Referendum

Why do I believe that the UK should remain in the EU?

Energy Bill Committee

In my January column for the Suffolk Free Press I look at the work of Parliament away from the Chamber and my role on the Energy Bill Committee. 

Christmas 2015

My December 2015 article for the Suffolk Free Press centres on the years final few weeks of activity in Parliament.