As the Chancellor prepared to deliver his Budget on Monday, I took time away from the Budget build-up to welcome members of Neath Port Talbot Cancer Challenge to Parliament for a reception to celebrate their 20th anniversary.Read more
I questioned Dominic Raab over Parliament's meaningful vote on the Brexit deal.Read more
The Prime Minister keeps telling us that her Chequers white paper will deliver frictionless trade, post-Brexit. The Salzburg summit showed us all that Chequers is completely dead in the water, yet incredibly she just keeps on flogging that dead horse. Time for Plan B: an EEA-based Brexit.Read more
Let's Send Mr Putin A Clear Message: British People Will No Longer Tolerate Brazen & Reckless Actions Of Your Regime
Speaking in the debate on the Salisbury Incident, I spoke about my time in Russia, the UK's relationship with Russia and the need to send Mr Putin a clear message: the British people will no longer tolerate the brazen and reckless actions of your regime, and we will no longer tolerate the way in which you and your cronies use London as a laundromat for your ill-gotten gains.Read more
The fact that Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia have all taken unilateral action, implementing their Magnitsky legislation, clearly demonstrates that there is no reason why the United Kingdom cannot do the same. Government needs to explain why they have not taken unilateral national action.Read more
It has been four months since the Magnitsky amendment was passed in the House, yet the Government have done absolutely nothing to implement the legislation. The Government are hiding behind the EU but Lithuania is an EU member-state and is pushing through unilateral sanctions targeting Russia individuals (which go beyond a travel ban) on basis of Magnitsky legislation.Read more
At questions to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, I called on the Government to tackle the cost of superfast broadband, for many the cost is prohibitive.Read more
Barnier has ruled out May’s Chequers plan and Rabb should be ruling out a Canada-style deal which would have no solution to Irish border, & nothing on services – our biggest asset, but he failed to do so here. The only way forward is a unifying EEA-based Brexit.
My question the to Brexit Minister:Read more
I asked the Brexit Secretary to guarantee that he'll produce an impact assessment on the government's Brexit deal well in advance of the crucial vote in the autumn, so that MPs can make an informed decision. Let's see if he manages it.Read more
I sent a letter from 45 MPs to the Speaker Committee on the Electoral Commission, calling for reforms that would help to restore trust in our democracy, and bring this analogue regulator into the digital age.
You can read the letter below:Read more