Opinions

Short – but perfectly formed. Why the Article 50 Bill needs no amendment

Parliament, always a place where history is made, is taking epoch defining decisions this month.  During its first few days last week, the Commons took an important first vote on an historic piece of legislation, the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, that will allow the Prime Mini

Local business LRS announces new health and well-being plan

Today, Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS), makers of iconic brands Lucozade and Ribena at Coleford, demonstrated its commitment to encouraging healthier lifestyles with the launch of  a new health and wellbeing plan for the UK and Ireland.

Appearance on Radio 4's Westminster Hour

Last weekend I appeared on the panel for Westminster Hour on BBC Radio 4, with Baroness Smith of Basildon (Labour’s leader in the House of Lords), Sir Christopher Meyer (former UK ambassador to Washington) and Heather Stewart (Political Editor of the Guardian).

Heathrow decision is best for the South West and for the country

Earlier this week, the Government announced its approval of the expansion of Heathrow Airport, with the addition of a third runway. I am pleased that the Government has tackled what has proven to be a very difficult decision so directly.