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  • November 6, 2007

    A Voice For Supermarkets

    In recent decades, the British weekly shop has undergone a revolution. Supermarket giant, Tesco, now controls over a quarter of our massive £128 billion grocery market and, along with its main rivals, provides us with everything from televisions and insurance to clothing and credit cards as we rumma…
  • October 24, 2007

    A Democratic Opportunity Not To Be

    I believe we should be welcoming the hard-working young Polish people who are coming to live and work in this country if only because of the nightmare which that country suffered during the twentieth century. But in welcoming them I hope they will show respect for our democratic traditions and becom…
  • October 23, 2007

    City University Club

    This is my first visit to the City University Club and thank you for making my wife and me so welcome. We are both Oxford graduates, Vicki was at St Catherine’s College, and I am a graduate of St Edmund Hall but our paths never crossed during those balmy days â?? not surprising really because, […]
  • October 17, 2007

    Some Thoughts On The Chancellor’s

    The media made much mileage this month of Gordon Brown’s opportunistic ‘acquisition’ of the inheritance tax issue from the Conservatives’ bag of tricks. His partner-in-crime, Chancellor Alistair Darling, announced in his Pre-Budget Report that the government would be raising the inheritance tax thre…
  • October 15, 2007

    Mark Field Condemns Sensationalist

    Mark Field, MP for the Cities of London & Westminster, attended an emergency contingency meeting in Chinatown on Friday in response to Thursday’s high profile Border & Immigration Agency (BIA) raids on the area. Mark met with representatives of the London Chinatown Chinese Association and s…
  • October 11, 2007

    Victory For Garway Road Doctors

    Cities of London and Westminster MP, Mark Field, congratulated local campaigners this week for their hard-fought battle to maintain their current GP service. Over 7000 patients in the Bayswater area were threatened with losing their existing GPs after the Garway Road partnership nearly lost its co…
  • October 4, 2007

    China Still Aiming High

    In writing about the ferocious pace of change in modern day China, there is always some temptation to temper one’s enthusiasm. Remember the euphoria with which some highly respected American and English journalists greeted Stalin’s Soviet Union in the late 1920s? Apparently the home of the Five Year…
  • September 21, 2007

    Education & Skills For The 21st Century

    Last week yet another warning bell sounded that the UK could be facing a serious skills shortage. A Universities UK report found that a fifth of students in strategic subjects ? those deemed vital on the grounds of wealth creation such as engineering and physics ? are from abroad, whilst UK students…
  • September 20, 2007

    Another Take On The West Lothian

    The time has come for comprehensive constitutional change in the United Kingdom. Carried out precisely without partisan political consideration, I believe that we are capable of producing a solution which will benefit Britain for decades to come. My immediate proposal is for the creation of a new fe…
  • August 30, 2007

    Society May Not Be Broken, But There

    It is difficult not to be moved by the desolate images on our TV screens over the past week of the parents of Rhys Jones, the eleven year old schoolboy shot dead in suburban Liverpool. The sheer randomness of his killing makes for a classic media narrative ? a chance event that could literally hav…