Since my last column, I have chaired the first of my four public meetings on the EU referendum. It was a cracker, with around 300 local people at the Three Counties Hotel and lots of thought-provoking questions put to In and Out campaigners.Read more
Much of the debate over Britain’s EU membership has so far focused on economics. But what about our security?Read more
To mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, we asked several MPs to recite key speeches from his plays. In the first of the series, Jesse Norman MP reads Prospero from The Tempest Act IV Scene I.
What would the economic impact be of Britain leaving the EU? Few questions are more fiercely contested in the current referendum debate. No sooner does one side put up a statistic than the other shoots it down and puts up one of its own.Read more
Local MP Jesse Norman brought the plight of many local farmers directly to the Prime Minister’s attention in the House of Commons today.Read more
Channel 4 News, talking with Yanis Varoufakis about Tax Evasion, Crony Capitalism and Brexit.
Truly a week is a long time in politics, as they say. But amid all the political hoo-ha, it is easy to forget that last week’s Budget had several announcements from which Herefordians can take cheer.Read more
People sometimes forget that referendums are very different from general elections.
In referendums there are no MPs, no political parties and no Prime Ministers (indirectly) to vote for. Their impact runs, not for five years, but for at least a generation. A bad decision cannot be improved only a few years later by voting the other way.Read more
As a rule the policy of this column has been to focus on local issues.
On the nitty-gritty of potholes, school funding and better public services in our gorgeous county. Not for it the commentator’s curse of lush and airy speculation about national or international events.
And certainly not, ahem, politics.Read more