Weekly look ahead: 29th April

Back in Westminster, my weekly look ahead. I discuss the Home Affairs Select Committee meeting with the Home Secretary Priti Patel, the second reading of the 'Domestic Abuse Bill', frustrations with certain people flouting the lockdown restrictions and more.

Domestic Abuse Bill

It was a privilege to speak in the second reading of the Domestic Abuse Bill on Tuesday, back in the chamber of the House of Commons.

Herald Column: April 23

Happy St George’s Day and two days late, Happy 94th Birthday to Her Majesty the Queen. It is important in these turbulent times to retain as much continuity as possible.

Weekly look ahead: 22nd April

Discussing a (virtual) return to Parliament, meetings with Care Homes and Councillors and more in my weekly video.

Weekly look ahead: 16th April

My weekly video, again dominated by Coronavirus. I discuss the fantastic local volunteering schemes, the positive changes to the Job Retention Scheme eligibility and my discussions with care home providers regarding PPE levels and many other issues.

Herald Column: April 16

‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.’ The opening lines of Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities could be applied to the current nightmare we are living through.

Herald Column: April 9

It seems slightly surreal writing my regular column for the Herald at the moment when as I write we are still reeling from the shocking news about our Prime Minister in intensive care at St Thomas’s Hospital and the country remains in a state of unparalleled lockdown.

Weekly look ahead: 7th April

My weekly video - reflecting on the shocking news that Boris Johnson is in intensive care in London and sending my thoughts and prayers to the Prime Minister and his family.


Herald Column: April 2

It looks as though my ‘Making Britain Breakfast Again’ initiative to bring the different sides of the Brexit back together after the bruising last couple of years we have had may become redundant.  Incredibly Brexit has almost fallen out of circulation as Coronavirus is all encompassing.