Weekly round-up #Working4Wycombe


What I have been up to this week #Working4Wycombe: Spoke in a debate on Israel and Palestine, asking what the Government is doing to achieve a two-state solution Asked the Health Secretary about the criteria to achieve freedom from the regulations and dismantle the paraphernalia of pandemic management Discussed the consequences of Covid restrictions with Andrew Neil on GB News Voted against extending Covid restrictions and gave my reasons why Met with students from Wycombe Abbey School to answer questions […]

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Weekly round-up #Working4Wycombe


What I have been up to this week #Working4Wycombe: Thanked agencies helping with the situation in St. Vincent & the Grenadines following the eruption of La Soufrière What About Weddings?: Asked the Minister for Small Businesses and the Govt to please allow people to get married and celebrate with their friends and family Asked the Foreign Secretary to examine whether cuts to aid spending could be done more sympathetically with respect to those most in need As part of Treasury […]

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Full quote on Ofcom for Telegraph


The Telegraph reports, Ofcom accused of stifling ‘criticism’ of Government’s Covid response. Here’s my comment in full: “Time and again, the weight of Ofcom rules about coronavirus coverage upon broadcasters’ legal departments has been explained to me by people with direct experience. “While the actual rulings made appear entirely reasonable, we can only speculate on the extent to which risk aversion within the main broadcasters prevented serious broadcast journalists from applying proper scrutiny to policy. No wonder freedom has been […]

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Changing the function of ARIA is the wrong way to protest development aid


UPDATE: I have now written to the Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab: “In the meantime however, I would ask you to please examine again whether these cuts to aid spending could be done more sympathetically with respect to those most in need.” 3 June 2021: In order to protest cuts to Overseas Development Aid (ODA) taking spending below the legally-required 0.7% of GDP, rebels have tabled an amendment to the Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill. This is the text of […]

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Presentation on Tax Freedom Day


Many thanks to the Adam Smith Institute for having me on the Tax Freedom Day panel this evening. I promised I would publish my referenced slides: find them here.

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Weekly round-up #Working4Wycombe


What I have been up to this week #Working4Wycombe: Attended FOUR sessions of Treasury Committee Made representations to the Foreign Secretary about the strength of feeling in Wycombe about Palestine Asked the Culture Secretary through a written Parliamentary Question if he will review the guidance restricting amateur choirs and orchestras to rehearse with only six people indoors Briefed by the Legatum Institute on Buckinghamshire’s statistics in the UK Prosperity Index Attended the APPG British Muslims on behalf of constituents Joined […]

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Weekly round-up #Working4Wycombe


What I have been up to this week #Working4Wycombe: Asked the Department for Work & Pensions Minister in the House of Commons how the Government are encouraging employers to sign up to the Kickstart Scheme & employ 16-24 year olds Spoke at the 12th Mullivaikkal Genocide Remembrance virtual event, standing in solidarity with the Tamil community, to commemorate the Mullivaikkal Massacre Attended the All-Party Parliamentary Furniture Industry Group on behalf of constituents Met with the YMCA to discuss the APPG […]

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Weekly round-up #Working4Wycombe


What I have been up to this week #Working4Wycombe: Asked the FCDO Minister for the Middle East in the House of Commons what the Government will do to encourage Israel to guarantee freedom of worship for Muslims at the Al-Aqsa Mosque Asked the Leader of the House of Commons for an Oral Statement on the situation in St Vincent & the Grenadines following the La Soufriére volcano eruption & the UK’s response Questioned former PM David Cameron & Lex Greensill […]

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Weekly round-up #Working4Wycombe


What I have been up to this week #Working4Wycombe: Confirmed High Wycombe’s new driving test centre will open on 5th May Spoke up in the International Travel Debate for my Muslim constituents who were served bacon while in hotel quarantine Urged Govt to believe in vaccines so the domestic travel industry, and coach holidays, can resume Attended a virtual Iftar with the APPG on British Muslims Put my name to a letter to the Health Minister calling on Govt to […]

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Weekly round-up #Working4Wycombe


What I have been up to this week #Working4Wycombe: Raised Pakistan being a Red List Travel Ban country and the volcano eruption in St. Vincent and the Grenadines with the Foreign Secretary Raised the plight of those excluded from Government coronavirus support schemes at Treasury Committee Stood against the proposed ‘Super League’ in solidarity with fans Arranged & attended a call with the Universities Minister for Buckinghamshire New University to be briefed on students returning to campus Attended the APPG […]

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