When government departments try to find miracle digital solutions to things it usually costs the taxpayer a small fortune and often ends in tears. The latest appalling mess involves farmers in a saga of sorry failure created by the Rural … [Read more...] about Another computer disaster!
Great to see the Post Office helping our West Somerset tourist industry. From today you can buy a new stamp bearing a distinctive and instantly recognisable scene - the famous Tarr Steps up on Exmoor. As bridge-building goes it may not … [Read more...] about First Class!
It is only a matter of days until the launch of English Tourism Week, a campaign invented by Visit England to help promote home-grown holidays. I am all for it. Somerset has many attractions for visitors - unrivalled countryside, … [Read more...] about Supporting tourism
I'm in Wales today - Milford Haven to be more precise - visiting the vast South Hook natural gas terminal which enables cheap gas to be brought to our shores all the way from the middle east courtesy of a huge Qatar investment. There is now … [Read more...] about Where do we get our gas?
This lady is Priti Patel, Exchequer Secretary at the Treasury. This morning I met her along with Parliamentary colleagues from the Rural Fair Shares group which has been campaigning very hard for a better and more equitable distribution of … [Read more...] about A better deal for rural areas