Media

January Brexit Update

From College Green at the start of this incredibly significant week, with my take on why I can't vote for the Withdrawal Agreement in its current form, and a look ahead to how my Bill - the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths Bill - is faring getting through Parliament.

Sunday Politics South East - 22/10/2017

I appeared on Sunday Politics South East to discuss mental health (including my bathing habits!), Brexit, business rates and Southern Rail.

Newsnight - Child and Adolescent Mental Health - 04-08-2017

I appeared on Newsnight to discuss the recent Mundy judgement regarding the lack of bed spaces for a young girl who is has mental health illness. She is due to be released in 11 days, but a secure unit place has not yet been found for her - a situation Sir James Munby said was "utterly shaming".

The Cult of Proana

I took part in an investigation into Pro-Anorexia - the vast online community that glamourise Eating Disorders.

Sky News - Public Sector Pay

I discuss the public sector pay cap on Sky News. Whilst I am supportive of removing the cap it must be done in a way which we can afford and not as a cynical amendment tacked onto a Queen's Speech with the sole purpose of trying to bring down the Government.

Sky News - Brexit - Customs Union and No Deal Option

This morning I debated with Hilary Benn on Sky News the benefits of leaving the EU's Customs Union, which currently stops the UK from making our own free trade agreements, and the so-called No Deal Option which is an important part of our negotiating position.

ITV Meridian - The Last Word - Brexit

On ITV Meridian's Last Word I discussed how there is no such thing as 'Hard' or 'Soft' Brexit, there is only Brexit. Last year the public voted for us to take back control of our borders, our money, our laws and our ability to make free trade agreements.