Article - Military Action and the role of Parliament

As I write this article, sitting in the House of Commons after returning from meetings with the Communist Party hierarchy in Beijing, I do not yet know what my readers might well know by the time they are reading this – namely, what action, if any, the UK will have taken in Syria following the de

Respect Pledge for local elections

Today (3 March 2018) the Conservative Party Chairman Brandon Lewis unveiled the Party’s Respect Pledge. The pledge will apply to all Conservative candidates standing in the local elections this year, ensuring they behave responsibly throughout the election.

Article - Salisbury

The ghastly fate of Mr Skripal and his daughter (and, of course, a British policeman) seems particularly close to home if one lives not many miles away from Salisbury. 

Article - Parliament

Last week, in Westminster, marked the anniversary of the senseless attack on innocent civilians and the more purposeful effort to attack Parliament, in which PC Keith Palmer died in the line of duty.

Increased pay for NHS workers

Using the funds that the Chancellor allocated at the Budget, we've set out proposals that will see wage rises of between 6.5 per cent and 29 per cent for over 1.1 million NHS workers in England

Article - Winter Roads

At the time when I was writing last week's column, I was stuck in London, unable to find a clear path to West Dorset.