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Category: Miscellaneous 

  • July 5, 2017

    Westminster Hall debate on the Commemoration of the Srebrenica Genocide

    Mark responded on behalf of the Government to a Westminster Hall debate regarding the Srebrenica genocide commemoration. Mark’s contribution to the debate as the responding Minister from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is pasted below. If you would like to read the full debate, you can do so by following this by clicking here   The Minister for […]
  • June 12, 2017

    My view on the proposed Conservative-DUP arrangement

    In response to several constituents who have got in touch with me expressing their heartfelt concerns about the proposed supply and confidence deal between the Conservatives and the Democratic Unionist Party, I wish to set out my own thoughts on the prospective arrangement. After the inconclusive outcome of last Thursday’s General Election it is imperative […]
  • March 28, 2017

    How Brexit could benefit the City and the EU

    Mark wrote the following article which appeared in today’s Daily Telegraph. Not long after the referendum, DExEU Ministers asked the City’s leading lights to set out on two sides of A4 what they most wanted from Brexit negotiations. I am told what followed was hour upon hour of pained debate as London’s masters of finance […]
  • March 8, 2017

    Pakistan Tech Powerhouse Speech

    Mark was asked to speak at the UK Trade Partnership Conference on building strong bilateral links in the tech industry between the UK and Pakistan. You can find the content of his speech pasted below.   Thank you for inviting me to speak today and as a fanatical football fan may I first congratulate the […]
  • March 27, 2015

    Parliament Dissolved for the General Election

    This website was established when I was the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Cities of London & Westminster. As Parliament has now been dissolved there are no MPs until after the General Election on 7 May 2015. I am seeking re-election as the Conservative candidate and have made every effort to ensure my website does not imply […]
  • July 28, 2014

    Westminster Hour

    Mark appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Westminster Hour last night with Meg Hillier MP. You can listen on iPlayer but below is a summary of his thoughts. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04bmvxn  Gaza I am not sure there has been any clear break in the UK political consensus on this subject. New Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, is right to uphold […]
  • February 24, 2014

    Ethnicity, gender, sexuality. Is the political class out of touch with modern workplace norms?

    Mark had the following article published online over the weekend by Conservative Home, Britain’s leading Conservative blog (http://tinyurl.com/q8qmwl5) – How strange is the perennial difficulty with seeing the wood for the trees. Too often we live through momentous times without realising it. I am almost embarrassed to recall the trivial thread of memories I retain of 1989, […]
  • October 28, 2013

    Daily Politics – Universal Credit and Political Disenfranchisement

    On Monday, Mark was invited to join the MPs’ panel on BBC 2’s Daily Politics. Up for discussion were the universal credit, Russell Brand’s Newsnight interview on political disenfranchisement and viral campaigning. The appearance can be viewed using the link but we also paste below a summary of Mark’s views on these topics. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-24709582 Universal […]
  • April 15, 2013

    Remembering Baroness Thatcher

    I was honoured to have Lady Thatcher as a member of my constituency and the Life Patron of our Conservative Association. Having listened to the many proper tributes to Mrs Thatcher during her time as leader of our Party and Prime Minister I wanted to add a more personal reflection on behalf of my Association […]
  • March 18, 2013

    Some early thoughts on the Leveson compromise

    When asked about the Leveson inquiry last night on BBC Radio Four’s Westminster Hour, I suggested it was a fast moving story with all sorts of twists and turns likely in the next twenty-four hours. So it has proved. At 2.30 this morning, the terms of an agreement were finally reached between all three political […]