Post Tagged with: "Parliament"

Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it

Besides, as the vilest Writer has his Readers, so the greatest Liar has his Believers; and it often happens, that if a Lie be believ’d only for an Hour, it has done its Work, and there is no farther occasion for it. Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it; so that when Men come to be undeceiv’d, it is too late; the Jest is over, and the Tale has had its Effect…

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Update from Westminster – Criminal Justice Bill

Next week, MPs will debate and vote on the Criminal Justice Bill at its Report stage.  The 2019 Conservative Party Manifesto on which I was elected pledged to back our police and criminal justice system with tougher sentences, and more powers to tackle knife and drug-related crime. This Bill delivers […]

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My Response to Intimidation in Public Life

Following what I regard as gaslighting over the recent incident in Pinetrees, I want to be very clear with my political opponents. If someone seeks me out on the street and pursues me, videoing, then they can expect me to video them back for evidence. I will also publish the […]

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House of Commons prayer card reading "Wycombe"

Misconceptions about my position on Gaza

I very much regret that some local people are dissatisfied with the Government’s position on Gaza. While we may disagree on the policy, I have made many representations to Ministers – including the Prime Minister and his team – to ensure that constituents’ views are understood. I am certain we […]

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General Election Pledges Statement

Prior to any General Election, all candidates standing receive many requests to pledge their support for national policy issues. Many of these causes are noble and I will wish to support them. However, main party candidates at General Elections stand on their party’s manifestos – the programme of policies that […]

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My Statement on Frank Hester’s Comments

It is clear to me that Frank Hester’s 2019 comments, as reported, were racist. Diane Abbott and I disagree greatly on most issues, but the idea of linking criticism to her race is appalling. It is never acceptable to conflate someone’s views with the colour of their skin. I have […]

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