As I put finger to keyboard for this column the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham is in full swing.Read more
Hello again fellow Ross-Gazetteers! Sorry for the unscheduled break in service.Read more
Local MP Jesse Norman visited the Rolls-Royce factory in Derby this week.
As Minister for Industry and Energy, Jesse was keen to see one of the country’s most important engineering companies in action, and to discuss UK investment in aerospace with them.
I am delighted to be back on stand and writing this column again, after a brief summer hiatus.
After the It’s a Knockout! madness of July, the eagle-eyed readers of the Hereford Times will have detected one or two small changes in the political landscape during that period. Notably, a new government headed by a new Prime Minister.Read more
Is it The Tudors, or Game of Thrones? Julius Caesar or Macbeth? The national media have been obsessing over how best to describe events in Westminster over the past two weeks.Read more
Whether you voted In or Out, June 23rd was a landmark in British politics. The Referendum decision to leave the EU was a clear one, which confounded the Government, pollsters, focus groups and betting markets alike. That was the verdict of 17.5 million voters, the largest single mandate in British history.Read more
It’s now less than one week till polls open for the EU Referendum.
There has been a lot to fault in both the IN and OUT campaigns. Whatever the result, it is hard to see how the UK can readily rebuild its bilateral relationships with Germany, France and the leading countries of the continent.Read more
We are now down to the last three weeks of the EU Referendum campaign. Amid all the fuss, two things have become fairly clear: if the UK votes to Leave, there will be a hit to the economy, which could potentially last some time; while if it votes to Remain, we will have less control over immigration.Read more
Jesse writes for the Guardian: To get this EU debate out of the sewer, it needs the Pulp Fiction treatment
Fans of the film Pulp Fiction will recall the moment that, as two hitmen ponder how to dispose of a decapitated body and a severed head with pools of blood everywhere, the doorbell rings. “Hi, I’m Winston Wolfe,” says Harvey Keitel. “I fix problems.” In a similar spirit, President Reagan’s chief of staff Donald Regan used to refer to himself as “the shovel brigade that follows a parade down Main Street”, cleaning up the mess.Read more