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Polishing up the European Union

Daniel Kawczynski, Conservative MP for Shrewsbury and Atcham, tells Marcus Papadopoulos why the EU referendum is absolutely vital so that the British people can have their say over the UK’s place in Europe The referendum on the European Union, to be held before 2017, is a major milestone in the politics of the United Kingdom.  […]

Polishing up the European Union

Polishing up the European Union

Daniel Kawczynski, Conservative MP for Shrewsbury and Atcham, tells Marcus Papadopoulos why the EU referendum is absolutely vital so that the British people can have their say over the UK’s place in Europe The referendum on the European Union, to be held before 2017, is a major milestone in the politics of the United Kingdom.  […]

Mortgaging the future of the next generation

Mortgaging the future of the next generation

By Lord Chris Holmes, Paralympic Champion, Pensions Lawyer and Director of Paralympic Integration at London 2012 How many times do we hear, “this is the most important piece of legislation in a generation”?  The importance of bills, concerning education, health or environment, for example, is often exaggerated from the despatch box by ministers. But forget […]

Where next for Labour

Where next for Labour

Baroness Dianne Hayter, a former chair of the National Executive Committee of the Labour Party, discusses with Marcus Papadopoulos how Labour should respond to its resounding defeat at the general election   Q What was your reaction to the Labour Party’s defeat this May? Three words summed up my reaction: disbelief, disappointment and dread.  Disbelief […]

An opportunity to reunify Cyprus

An opportunity to reunify Cyprus

By Joan Ryan, MP for Enfield North It is a privilege to be back as the Member of Parliament for Enfield North. I am honoured to represent a constituency, and to live in a borough, that has been so enriched by the diverse communities who have made their home here. The Greek Cypriot and Turkish […]

MRSA: the need to humanise statistics

MRSA: the need to humanise statistics

By Andrea Jenkyns, MP for Morley and Outwood Antibiotics are fundamental in today’s medical practices to treat bacterial infections and save lives.  Those positive effects are, however, being compromised by the emergence of resistant strains of antibiotics. Some 25,000 people a year are dying in Europe alone from infections resistant to antibiotic drugs.  The problem […]

Where next for the NHS?

Where next for the NHS?

By Rosie Cooper, MP for West Lancashire The National Health Service remains prime political territory, as we saw during the 2015 general election, over which both Labour and Conservatives strenuously fought to occupy. Indeed, David Cameron has broken a key economic and election pledge, namely, no uncosted spending commitments by pledging an extra £8 billion […]

Breaking the stigma of mental health

Breaking the stigma of mental health

By James Morris, MP for Halesowen and Rowley Regis Mental ill-health affects everyone. It is one of the biggest challenges facing our society today. One in four people currently struggle with mental health issues every year and the number is rising rapidly. People with serious mental illness die on average 15-20 years earlier than those […]

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