Archive for category: Opinion

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 […]

 
EU Referendum

EU Referendum

June 24, 2016 at 9:52 am

The result of the EU Referendum poses an enormous challenge to our economic and political future. I respect the outcome of the democratic process, and would like to place on record my thanks to campaigners across Camden and Brent who fought tirelessly for a Remain vote. I share their dismay […]

 
My vote on HS2

My vote on HS2

March 24, 2016 at 2:45 pm

I have campaigned against High Speed Rail 2 for the past seven years as I believe it is an ill-thought out scheme which will devastate areas of Hampstead and Kilburn, the constituency I am privileged to represent in Westminster. There will be bedlam on our roads, communities will be uprooted, […]

 
Post-election article for the CNJ

Post-election article for the CNJ

May 21, 2015 at 2:41 pm

I recently wrote this article for the Camden New Journal – “Labour campaign started a real political conversation“: “After two years of campaigning and over a decade of working with local organisations, it is a privilege to write for the CNJ as the Labour MP for Hampstead and Kilburn. Even […]