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  • December 12, 2005

    End Of Year Message

    My very best wishes to you for Christmas and the New Year. The news from around the world this year has at times been sobering, with major humanitarian and environmental disasters taking place in some of the most populous regions in the world. It is scarcely believable that the tsunami in South-East…
  • November 1, 2005

    Why Globalisation And Free Trade

    Technological advance, large scale migration and progressively liberalised markets mean that we now live in a world ever more closely connected.   The rapid convergence of technology and other events have allowed many developing nations, and in particular China and India, to become part of th…
  • October 31, 2005

    Cherishing The Laws

    Following a year when all of us in Westminster have felt the anxiety of terrorism in our midst as part of central London life it has been less than uplifting to witness some major changes in our laws which will have a long-term, detrimental effect on our cherished liberties. The rule of law in thi…
  • October 10, 2005

    Eu Enlargement Beckons For Romania

    Most Britons, even the fairly well travelled, tend to lump together all nations formerly behind the Iron Curtain under the category “Eastern Europe”. Under this analysis there is little to distinguish Poland, Hungary or Serbia from Croatia, the Czech Republic or Romania. Yet their ancient countries…
  • September 5, 2005

    India’s Economy

    In my relatively short time here in Parliament I have been vociferous in my belief that China and India will become economic superpowers. In the lead-up to an anticpated visit to the Indian subcontinent I had commissioned some research on India’s current economic status and future expectations and…
  • September 1, 2005

    Nuclear Power

    Nuclear power currently produces around 16% of the world’s energy needs and 20% of UK power by producing huge amounts of energy from small amounts of fuel. The latest research has shown that it is not just a short run solution as breeder reactors can extend the energy obtained per kg of uranium by a…
  • August 12, 2005

    Handling Debt Relief

    At the same time that the Fair Trade community strives to develop strongly so we see pressure from manufacturers, farmers and their labour organisations to increase protectionism, to offer subsidies and thus undermine free trade. It is a road which I believe will lead to impoverishment and more mise…
  • August 11, 2005

    Battle Against Terrorism

    When Tony Blair rails against the actions of our judges in the treatment of terrorist suspects, he betrays only ignorance and political expediency. In the aftermath of the 7 July attacks on London there is little doubt that the Prime Minister has, not for the first time, generally articulated the n…
  • August 8, 2005

    Embracing The Internet For Democracy

    I make no apologies for returning to the subject of China’s economic transformation because the startling news of that country’s embrace of global communications needs reflection. According to sources within the country the number of internet users in China has risen above 100 million. Only the US …
  • August 1, 2005

    London’s State Of Emergency

    Choice between conflicting views. The choice between differing outlooks. The notion of choice lies at the heart of healthy political debate in a democracy. Equally in times of grave national emergency it is right that the political establishment should, as far as possible, stand together. For my own part I was happy to give my […]