Archives for January 2017

Protecting our borders

An important part of my job is to chair the combined Conservative group at the Council of Europe.  The Council has no connection to the European Parliament, but in fact brings in a much wider range of Parliamentarians from countries including Russia. For this reason alone it is a very important …
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Now hear this……

.....but only if you CAN hear. That is the nub of the problem.  People with hearing difficulties find it increasingly difficult to obtain good jobs and keep them. Employers are not always sympathetic. There is, sadly, still a stigma surrounding any disability - including the least visible, like …
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Miles ahead!

A quick plug for a worthy local business! I can testify to DJ Miles enthusiasm for a good cuppa. I have watched them at work They blend teas, coffees and even chocolate from all over the globe and have carved out a valuable niche in this highly competitive market. But now, I am delighted to report, …
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Tide Turning

Tidal energy is a potential source of limitless power for the future. A former Parliamentary colleague of mine, Charles Hendry, was appointed by the Government to examine the pros and cons of the idea and make recommendations.  His report is just out and it makes interesting reading. Much of the …
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