ARCHIVED NEWS - JUN-JUL 2019
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A NEW PRIME MINISTER
The Somerset Guardian, 24th July 2019
This week, Boris Johnson was elected as the new leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party, officially taking over from Theresa May as Prime Minister. After paying tribute to his opponent, Jeremy Hunt, to Mrs. May and to all those who...
FREEDOM OF THE PRESS IS VITAL
The Somerset Guardian, 17th July 2019
Last week, Sir Kim Darroch resigned as British Ambassador to Washington following a leak of his confidential memos, including criticisms of President Trump and how the White House is being administered. In response to the...
The Somerset Guardian, 10th July 2019
The ignominious failure of Theresa May to deliver Brexit was apparently only meant in the ‘abstract’ but has corroded trust in politicians, especially in the Conservative Party. A symptom of this is the surge in support for the Brexit Party, which...
A MINISTER FOR THE UNION
The Somerset Guardian, 3rd July 2019
Boris Johnson has declared that if he were to become Prime Minister he would also be the Minister for the Union. This would be both symbolically and practically important. The symbolism is that it would show how crucial the...
TREATMENT FOR RARE DISEASES
The Somerset Guardian, 26th June 2019
Some readers may have seen the sad case of my constituent Max Sewart on the local news. Max is eight years old and has Batten Disease, a rare, fatal disease of the nervous system that typically begins in childhood. Without treatment, those with...
The Somerset Guardian, 19th June 2019
Boris Johnson, the front-runner for the Conservative leadership elections, has recently outlined his proposals for super-fast broadband if he were chosen to replace Theresa May. Writing in the Telegraph, Boris said it was "a disgrace that...
THE TV LICENCE
The Somerset Guardian, 12th June 2019
This week, the BBC confirmed that from June 2020 free TV licences for those over the age of seventy-five will be means-tested. Research conducted by the House of Commons Library concluded that this will affect around three million households in...
UPDATE - SUMMER 2019
The Farrington Gurney Parish Journal, June 2019
As you will be aware, the Prime Minister resigned as Leader of the Conservative Party on Friday 7th June and a leadership race will take place over the next few weeks, with a new Leader and Prime Minister expected to be in place before the...
BUILDING A BETTER BRITAIN
The Somerset Guardian, 5th June 2019
In the midst of a constitutional crisis it is essential that someone who believes in democracy succeeds Theresa May. This is why Boris Johnson is the right person to lead the Conservative Party and more importantly, the nation. The objective of the...