Online Abuse in Football – 25/05/2021

Today I was happy to join the Football Association of England, English Premier League, English Football League and Kick it Out at their meeting with Thierry Henry and Lucy Bronze to discuss the issue of online discriminatory abuse in football. With the upcoming Online Safety Bill on the UK Government’s agenda, it is critical that … Read more

Defence Questions, 24/05/2021

Yesterday I had an opportunity to ask not one, but two oral questions in Parliament about the UK Government’s policy on nuclear weapons. One of my questions was on the subject of the Nuclear Warhead Replacement Project. In a response to a recent written question the Secretary of State for Defence confirmed that the new … Read more

Dementia Action Week 2021

This week is Dementia Action Week, a time to focus attention on the need for urgent action on dementia, one of the leading causes of death in the UK. This Dementia Action Week I am supporting Alzheimer Research UK’s call for government to deliver on their promise for a “Dementia Moonshot” to find a cure … Read more

Response to Queen’s Speech, 18/05/21

On Tuesday the 18th of May, I had the opportunity to respond to the Government’s plans for legislation outlined in the Queen’s Speech for this session. I was delighted to be able to present my criticisms of the Government’s plans for leasehold reform, which at present remain barebones and do not include sufficient reassurance to … Read more

Bank of England Citizens’ Panels

The Bank of England has launched its new citizens’ panels initiative. As the Bank highlights, the Bank of England’s work has far-reaching implications for all residents of the nations and regions of the UK and they want to hear what ordinary residents have to say about jobs, pay and the cost of living. Taking part … Read more