Yesterday I voted against Sir Oliver Letwin's amendment to withhold parliamentary approval on a deal with the European Union until legislation needed to implement it is approved in the House of Commons.
I was a bit surprised when lunching in The Big Catch on Beckenham High Street earlier today (11 October). My surprise came from the fact that one of the people I talked to was adamant that we needed to increase Defence spending.
At last we have some movement on a deal with the European Union. Boris Johnson's recently revealed plan suggests a way around the so-called Backstop which effectively would keep Northern Ireland in the European Union and thus separated it from the rest of the UK.
Returning last night after a hectic few days in Belfast and Londonderry with the Select Committee for Northern Ireland, it was good to spend some down time in Kelsey and Eden Park today. The weather was hardly warm though. I ended up in Kelsey Park itself.
I am in no doubt that mankind is directly affecting the atmosphere of the World and thus the climate. I have thought this since I was a boy and asked my geography teacher what effect aircraft would have on the upper atmosphere. I was told there would be none as jet fuel was 'clean'.
The decision to withdraw from the European Union (EU) was given to the people in the 2016 Referendum and the people said we should separate from Brussels. Some have argued that we did not vote for a 'No Deal' situation but in truth we didn't vote for a 'Deal' situation either.
I remain am increasingly worried by the number of constituents who lives have been ruined by the fact that they have to pay large sums of back-tax to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC). They have to do this because they were lured or ordered into schemes that advised them to minimise the
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