ARCHIVED NEWS - FEB-MAR 2019
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AN AWKWARD REALITY
The Somerset Guardian, 27th March 2019
Theresa May’s deal is a bad one. It does not deliver on the promises made in the Tory Manifesto and its negotiation was a failure of statesmanship. However, if the DUP supports the deal then so will I. I have reached this view because the numbers...
MORE PEOPLE IN WORK
The Somerset Guardian, 20th March 2019
This week, figures released from the Office of National Statistics revealed that the number of people in work is at a record high of 32.71 million and wages have risen at their fastest rate in a decade. Since 2010, the Government has helped...
THE REFERENDUM MUST BE RESPECTED
The Somerset Guardian, 13th March 2019
This week, the Commons now faces two major votes on Brexit. Although the Prime Minister has stated that, just seventeen days before the United...
BREXIT MUST BE DELIVERED
The Somerset Guardian, 6th March 2019
In the final few weeks before the 29th March the last gasp effort of Remainers to block Brexit proceeds apace. Next week will see this come to a head as there will be a series of Parliamentary votes to determine the future of Brexit. First...
A BREXIT UPDATE
The Somerset Guardian, 27th February 2019
On Tuesday, the Prime Minister gave the House of Commons an update about Brexit. Mrs. May announced that there will be a vote on 12th March asking MPs to decide whether the Government should proceed with the United Kingdom’s...
A VISIT TO BATH JOBCENTRE
The Somerset Guardian, 20th February 2019
Last Friday I visited the Jobcentre in Bath to talk to staff about how it has developed from a place where people are assisted in looking for jobs to an all-round centre that deals with employment, benefits, physical and mental health and...
THE DANGERS OF A BREXIT DELAY
The Somerset Guardian, 13th February 2019
If we do not leave the European Union (EU) on 29th March a delay could easily require the European Parliament elections to be held in the United Kingdom (UK) on 23rd May 2019. On 4th December 2018, Nigel Farage announced his resignation...
The Somerset Guardian, 6th February 2019
Last week, the Leader of the Commons, Andrea Leadsom, announced that the recess that usually takes place during February has been cancelled. The decision has been taken by the Prime Minister who felt that, in the absence of an agreed deal...