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Latest Herald Column - 17 March 2016

This week it’s train week. Last Saturday I joined a huge turnout at Shoreham Station to protest at the continued failure of Network Rail to open up the underpass to the public which was closed to non-ticket holders in 2008. 

Employment and Support Allowance WRAG Changes

I fully appreciate the concerns many people have had with regard to these changes and unfortunately some of this is down to a lot of misinformation and scaremongering published in the media.

Ex-pats, pensions and Brexit

As I am sure you are aware, State Pensions long-standing rules enable the co-ordination of social security entitlements for people moving within the EU. The rules also apply to EEA countries, i.e. the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, and Switzerland – the last 4 of which are not in the EU.

Tim Loughton: George, I’ll have another round please.

Chancellor, this plea is to you. Drop the duty once more on spirits and, this time, do the same for wine – and let’s start to put the nightmare of Labour’s ADE firmly behind our constituents and their business ambitions.