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Three Crucial Votes

Our Constitution implies that there is Collective Cabinet Responsibility and that means loyalty to whatever is decided in Cabinet meetings.  It’s a real sign of the times when three Cabinet ministers publicly threaten to resign if policy is not changed and they are not sacked by the Prime Ministe

My Approach to any 'Meaningful' Vote

People keep asking me what I might do  whenever the next ‘meaningful’ vote takes place which could be the 12th March.  The simple answer is that I do not know because nobody has seen the motions upon which we will be voting or indeed what they will say.  So my reply can only be that I do not know

A Hard Border?

From January 1981 – January 1983 I had the privilege of commanding some great soldiers in A Company, 1st Battalion the 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment and was based in Northern Ireland.

Recent speech in Parliament to remember the Holocaust

Bob Stewart (Beckenham) (Con)   On 27 April 1993, I stooped to pick up what I thought was a black rubber ball. I put it in my hand, looked at it and then dropped it in horror. I had picked up the blackened, burnt head of a baby. I was horrified and guilty.

The Meaningful Vote on 15 January 2019

Last week a vote in Parliament on the so-called Grieve amendment split the Commons but not on traditional Government/Opposition lines.  No, the split occurred between those who wanted to deliver what was promised in the Referendum and those that wanted to change that result.  Each House of Common

What does BREXIT mean to the EU?

Happy New Year to everyone who reads this.  I hope we have all had a good holiday, but may I now return to the burning issue of the day and I would like to look at BREXIT from a European angle.

MY VIEW ON MONDAY 10 DECEMBER

I have received a huge numbers of e mails and letters arguing for both sides of the debate – a lot with anguish but also many with bitterness and vehemence that I have not encountered in politics before.  That worries me a lot.  Passions are greatly inflamed as a direct result of the 2016 Referen

St Paul's Copers Cope World War 1 Memorial

On Friday 30 November Bob Stewart visited St Paul’s in Copers Cope where the Rev Simon Couper showed him the First World War Memorial in the Church.