Archive for category: Opinion

Queen’s Speech debate – Our NHS

Queen’s Speech debate – Our NHS

June 28, 2017 at 5:50 pm

For my contribution to the Queen’s Speech debate, I spoke in the time allocated for matters of health and security. I opened my remarks today by stressing my gratitude to the medical professionals at the Royal Free Hospital, and those across the country, for the unrelenting professionalism with which they […]

 
Cough up, Theresa!

Cough up, Theresa!

March 29, 2017 at 5:47 pm

At Prime Minister’s Questions I took the PM and her smirking Foreign Secretary to task over promises made in the campaign to leave the European Union. Boris Johnson led a campaign that quite clearly promised – via a big red bus and countless speeches – an extra £350m per week […]

 
Today’s vote on Brexit

Today’s vote on Brexit

February 1, 2017 at 7:28 pm

On June 23rd 2016 Hampstead and Kilburn voted to Remain in the European Union by an overwhelming margin. Since then, in town-hall meetings, in the masses of correspondence sent to my office, and in frequent encounters on our streets, residents have underlined their view that I should continue to oppose […]

 
Brexit and Article 50

Brexit and Article 50

December 9, 2016 at 4:18 pm

This week in Parliament, MPs were given the opportunity to vote on the Government’s intention to begin formal Brexit negotiations by the end of March 2017. We were also given the opportunity to vote on Labour’s motion, intending to force the Government to publish a plan for negotiations and to […]

 
Where are the Panama Papers?

Where are the Panama Papers?

July 19, 2016 at 6:07 pm

Today I challenged the new Treasury team on the Government’s record on tax evasion, with a specific question following up on the Panama Papers scandal. In April, the Panama Papers revelations prompted the former Prime Minister David Cameron to announce a £10 million cross-departmental taskforce, committed to ensuring that the […]