Liberal through and through

Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington, discusses with Marcus Papadopoulos what drove him to stand as a politician and why he supports British membership of the European Union Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington, discusses with Marcus Papadopoulos what drove him to stand as a politician and why he […]

Team GB and Paralympics GB ready for Rio

Team GB and Paralympics GB ready for Rio

David Evennett, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport, Tourism and Heritage and Conservative MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford The countdown to Rio 2016 is well underway, with the opening ceremony taking place in a matter of weeks. It will be the culmination of many years of thorough preparation, training and dedication from athletes, as […]

The government’s detrimental approach to Britain’s defence industry

The government’s detrimental approach to Britain’s defence industry

Madeleine Moon, a member of the Defence Select Committee and Labour MP for Bridgend For decades, successive governments have struggled to develop coherent plans for the procurement and maintenance of the UK’s strategic capabilities. The Ministry of Defence has long been notorious for financial mismanagement and budget black-holes. The official story is that MOD procurement […]

Colombia: an opportunity to embrace peace for once and for all

Colombia: an opportunity to embrace peace for once and for all

Jeffrey Donaldson, Democratic Unionist Party MP for Lagan Valley and a senior negotiator in the Northern Ireland peace process The story of Colombia is complicated, tragic, often misrepresented by the media and certainly misunderstood. Like many other British parliamentarians, I certainly failed to grasp the complexity of the conflict and its origins. Sitting around tables […]

EU Referendum: The time is now

EU Referendum: The time is now

John Redwood, Conservative MP for Wokingham UK trade is not at risk if we leave the European Union. The rest of the EU will want to continue to sell to us, so they will not want to impose new barriers. Yet, despite that reality, we live with the double lie from the Remain camp every […]

EU Referendum: The time is now

EU Referendum: The time is now

Peter Dowd, Labour MP for Bootle Why should the UK remain in Europe? Well, at the risk of sounding a tad sarcastic, it is because we are already in Europe – geographically, culturally, politically, economically, militarily and historically. It is a truism – we are European in every sense of the word. Our history is […]

EU Referendum: The time is now

EU Referendum: The time is now

Alex Salmond, Scottish National Party Foreign Affairs Spokesperson and MP for Gordon This year, we mark 66 years since the Schuman Declaration, which set out the beginnings of the European Union.   What progress we have seen – the development of a community of 28 nations and a single market of 500 million people.   In […]

EU Referendum: The time is now

EU Referendum: The time is now

Pat Glass, Shadow Minister for Europe and Labour MP for North West Durham The decision facing us on 23 June is the biggest political choice of my lifetime: do we remain a member of the European Union, or do we leave?   What Labour campaigners do between now and then will play a decisive role in the […]

Where next for Scotland?

Where next for Scotland?

  Stewart Hosie, Deputy Leader of the Scottish National Party in the House of Commons and MP for Dundee East   The SNP has a positive, progressive message for the future. We are in government in Scotland and facing elections next month, and we are the only effective opposition to the Tories at Westminster, as Labour […]

Global connectivity drives economic prosperity

Global connectivity drives economic prosperity

  Baroness Jenny Randerson, Liberal Democrat Transport Spokesperson Since the beginning of the 20th Century, aviation has revolutionised the way in which people travel – it has brought people together and made the world a smaller place. The Liberal Democrats recognise the vital role of aviation in the modern world. As an internationalist party, we recognise […]

Where next for Scotland?

Where next for Scotland?

Alistair Carmichael, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Home Affairs and MP for Orkney and Shetland I am never keen to offer predictions but it would be nice to see our politics move on from a constitutional debate that was supposed to have been settled in September of 2014 and to see the Scottish Government focus, instead, […]

Where next for Scotland?

Where next for Scotland?

David Mundell, Secretary of State for Scotland and Conservative MP for Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale Scottish politics has been accused of many things. However, being boring has never been one of them. The last few years have been fascinating. Following the independence referendum and the delivery by the UK Government of a Scotland Bill, which […]

Where next for Scotland?

Where next for Scotland?

Ian Murray, Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland and Labour MP for Edinburgh South Where next? In politics, that is the perennial question. With a Conservative Government wedded to further ideological cuts and an SNP Government content to merely manage them, we, in Scotland, face a stark choice: another dose of discredited austerity, or investment […]

More recent articles »