Last Friday was a big day for not only the families of the victims of the Shoreham Air Show tragedy but also the whole of the local community who had so openly stood shoulder to shoulder with them in grief and empathy.
When the Government announced that no further child refugees would be brought over under the Dubs Scheme, we were deeply disappointed. We did not accept that there was only room for 400 vulnerable children, not when there are 217 local authorities with responsibility for safeguarding children.
Delighted to speak WASPI demo this afternoon with colleagues from across the political divide, including fellow Conservatives, Labour, SNP and others. There was a great turnout from women who had come from all corners of the United Kingdom.
Having had experience of children’s Bills over the past 15 years or so, I find it interesting that they have a propensity to be hijacked by things not present on Second Reading that then become the headline in the final stages.
One of the more conciliatory things said by one of our EU partners when a referendum was in the offing was by the Finnish Prime Minister, who proclaimed that: ‘The EU without Britain is pretty much the same as fish without chips.’