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  • October 1, 2003

    Free And Fair Trade

    1. GENERAL OVERVIEW Global trade enjoys an increasingly high political profile. As a result of technological advance, large-scale migration and progressively liberalised markets, we live in a world that is ever closer both physically and in public perception. Europe is no longer the frontier of pe…
  • September 19, 2003

    Terrorism – A Global Problem

    Two years ago the world was shaken by the appalling events in New York. In this world of rapid global communications I believe the greatest horror for most of us at that time was being able to watch events as they unfolded live on television. Those images and the sense of disbelief, then powerlessne…
  • September 17, 2003

    Identity Cards

    Picture this: a quiet Sunday morning and you pop out to buy the newspapers. Absentmindedly you pick up your house keys and some cash and make your way to the local newsagent. Imagine your surprise when you encounter a policeman who demands proof of who you are and what you are doing. Only then does […]
  • September 1, 2003

    Addressing The Issues Of Crime In London

    In a recent survey conducted to my constituents who live close to Hyde Park about tourism in central London many respondents highlighted the need for more police to be seen in the area such that London could be safer and promoted as such. Whether it is Knightsbridge, Belgravia or Bayswater and the…
  • August 24, 2003

    Cracking The Whip

    When most people hear the word "whip" they think of a rider thrashing a horse’s flank, Harrison Ford’s heroics as Indiana Jones or a mean muscle-bound giant taking a cat o’nine tails to a prisoner’s back. If only it was that exciting! At the end of June I was invited by the Conservative C…
  • August 14, 2003

    China – The New Economic Superpower?

    I believe that, over the next decade or so, China will become the world’s second economic superpower. The European Union, unless it fundamentally reforms its backward-looking ways, will never be able to rival the USA despite the rhetoric of some of its leaders. China looms large in its capacity to e…
  • August 7, 2003

    The Life Of An Mp

    Within the House of Commons there is much concern about the lower turnout figures at most of this nation’s political elections. Voter apathy, especially amongst the young has to be reversed and, despite television coverage of parliamentary activity and media coverage of politician and political stor…
  • July 31, 2003

    The Middle East

    As Parliament goes into its summer recess it is clear that the problems in the Middle East remain uppermost in many minds. We cannot just hope the problems will simply go away, these deeply entrenched difficulties between nations, races and religious groups must be resolved by political means for th…
  • July 24, 2003

    The Destructiveness Of The Cap

    This summer saw a travesty in the liberal use of the word "reform" applied to the settlement agreed for the new European Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Sitting here in a central London constituency it may be argued by some that this is not a relevant subject for me compared to a Member …
  • July 10, 2003


    Exhortation by us politicians to promote more freedom and choice has to be tempered by the disappointing failure of so many who eschew responsibility for their actions which harm both the community and natural environments. Nowhere has this been truer than in my involvement with the Licensing Bill…