ARCHIVED NEWS: FEB-MAR 2022

Previous articles written by Jacob for local and national newspapers.

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National Lottery Community Fund

THE NL COMMUNITY FUND

The Somerset Guardian, 30th March 2022

Recently, The National Lottery Community Fund wrote to let me know what sums have been awarded to organisations based in North East Somerset. As the largest funder of community activity in the UK, The National Lottery Community Fund...

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Homes for Ukraine Scheme

HOMES FOR UKRAINE SCHEME

The Somerset Guardian, 23rd March 2022

This week, the Minister for Rough Sleeping, Eddie Hughes, wrote to all MPs regarding the Homes for Ukraine scheme that was launched on 14th March. Since then, 150,000 members of the public have recorded their interest in supporting people...

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UPDATE ON UKRAINE

The Somerset Guardian, 16th March 2022

This week, the Foreign Secretary wrote again to all MPs with an update on the Government’s response to the situation in Ukraine. Liz Truss confirmed that a cross-Government strategy has been developed with three overarching objectives: 1. To provide...

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AID FOR UKRAINE

The Somerset Guardian, 9th March 2022

This week, the Foreign Secretary wrote to all Members of Parliament to outline the steps being taken as the crisis in Ukraine continues. Thus far, the total United Kingdom aid given to Ukraine and the region is £395 million, including £220 million...

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RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE

The Somerset Guardian, 2nd March 2022

Recently, the Prime Minister addressed the House of Commons in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In a sombre speech, Boris Johnson lambasted Vladimir Putin, whose expansionist ambitions and vast military intend to seize...

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THE QUEEN'S PLATINUM JUBILEE

The Farrington Gurney Parish Journal, March/April 2022

February 6th marked the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen’s accession to the throne and the commencement of celebrations to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee this year. The May Bank Holiday Weekend this year will be moved to Thursday...

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Covid Restrictions End

COVID RESTRICTIONS END

The Somerset Guardian, 23rd February 2022

This week, the Prime Minister announced the end of Covid legal restrictions in England. In a speech made in the Commons about the future handling of the pandemic, Boris Johnson said that we would be “moving from government restrictions to...

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Jacob Rees-Mogg, MP

BREXIT OPPORTUNITIES

The MNR Journal, 16th February 2022

When the Prime Minister announced the Brexit deal in December 2020, he said: “We have taken back control of laws and our destiny. We have taken back control of every jot and tittle of our regulation in a way that is complete and unfettered destiny."...

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CAR PARKING CHARGES

The Somerset Guardian, 9th February 2022

This week, I wanted to use my article to write about the proposal to introduce parking charges in Midsomer Norton and Radstock, something that will affect many constituents if it is implemented. High streets are experiencing unprecedented decline...

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'WAY TO WORK' LAUNCHED

The Somerset Guardian, 2nd February 2022

Last week, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Dr. Therese Coffey, wrote to all Members of Parliament (MPs) announcing the Government’s new initiative 'Way to Work'. Way to Work is a drive across the UK to help half a million people into...

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