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  • 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…
  • August 10, 2007

    Shabby Heathrow Must Improve

    I found myself in the unusual ? and rather disconcerting ? position of agreeing wholeheartedly with Mayor Ken Livingstone recently when he declared that Heathrow Airport ‘is shaming London.’ The Mayor was speaking out as the British Airports Authority (BAA) prepared to go to court to remove protes…
  • August 8, 2007

    The Future Of Civil Nuclear Power

     The government is currently conducting a major consultation about nuclear power generation which will run until 10 October 2007. It would like to know what the public thinks of the information and arguments in its consultation document to help reach a decision on the future of our energy supply. …
  • July 26, 2007

    Free Trade Is Key To Tackling Poverty

    David Cameron succeeded in keeping his head well above water this week in spite of accusations that he was abandoning his flooded constituency for the warm climes of Rwanda. Whilst he had earlier waded through the floods in West Oxfordshire, the press savoured the idea that Cameron had then prematur…
  • July 18, 2007

    The Future Of Poland Street Post Office

    Cities of London and Westminster MP, Mark Field, met with representatives of the Post Office and WHSmith this week to express Soho residents’ concerns about plans to relocate their local Post Office. Following news that the Crown Post Office network is set to lose £70m next year, cost-cutting prop…
  • July 13, 2007

    Cheers To London’s Pubs

    Cities of London and Westminster MP, Mark Field, was one of a number of MPs who visited their local pub today to celebrate and support Britain’s first Proud of Pubs Week. The Proud of Pubs campaign aims to showcase the fantastic things pubs, licensees and their staff do in their communities, and M…
  • July 12, 2007

    Calling Local Photographers & Park Lovers!

    Members of the public and parliamentarians are being encouraged to enter a national photography competition to celebrate their local parks. The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery Fund (BLF) are inviting people to enter their ‘Postcards from the Park’ national photography competition to capt…
  • July 9, 2007

    Private Equity In The Uk

    Change is afoot in the world of private equity. Few would disagree that there should now be some tightening of the generous tax regime for private equity investment. But it is crucial that we do not undermine the future prosperity generated by private equity, not least in invisible exports, in an ar…