Let’s make the most of British talent

BRITAIN’S got talent. This country’s success is built upon a mix of unconventional innovators, plucky entrepreneurs and hard-working employees. But to make the most of this wealth of natural resources, we must ensure that our country has the skills to thrive.

Back to Reality After Festive Fun - Chichester Observer

I had a wonderful Christmas in West Sussex catching up with many members of my family and friends who I haven’t seen much since becoming an MP last summer. It was nice to spend some time at home and enjoy the combination of long bracing walks, relaxed lunches and log fires.

Magic of Christmas - Chichester Observer

The magic of Christmas has definitely touched the palace of Westminster. The place is transformed by massive Christmas trees, a Christmas market inside Westminster Hall and many carol services, usually supporting a charity.

Youth Unemployment - Chichester Observer

Last week I led my first Westminster Hall debate on what I believe is an important topic ‘Youth Employment’. This is an area where Government initiatives have been overall successful in getting more young people into work.

What an Honour - Chichester Observer

The big news in Chichester this week was the hugely successful visit of Her Majesty The Queen. What an honour to be part of a line up to be presented to her as she visited The Chichester Festival Theatre. She started her day meeting the staff at the Canine Partners charity in Heyshott.

Not too much spare cash - Chichester Observer

The budget was the big focus in Parliament this week and the Chancellor had a difficult task. Whilst the deficit – the difference between what we earn as a country and what we spend – has reduced by two-thirds we still don’t have much spare cash.

It's not that Straightforward - Chichester Observer

Last week in Parliament we worked till the small hours, voting on and debating the proposed amendments to the European Union Withdrawal Bill. The Bill published in July, changes elements of the UK’s constitution, providing legal continuity by bringing the entire body of EU law into UK law.