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Visits to local schools

Visits to local schools

October 30, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Hampstead and Kilburn is home to some of London’s highest achieving schools and I am always delighted to visit the wonderful students and staff who make the various successes possible. I recently celebrated the achievement of Macsen from Queen’s Park Community School, who triumphed over 19,000 students to win Jack […]

 
Terror attack in Mogadishu

Terror attack in Mogadishu

October 16, 2017 at 12:51 pm

Last Saturday, we witnessed a terrible attack upon the Somali people in Mogadishu, which claimed the lives of over 300 people and injured hundreds more. The scale of the attack makes it one of the most lethal terrorist attacks anywhere in the world for many years. I was devastated to […]

 
Brexit: Impact on Higher Education

Brexit: Impact on Higher Education

October 16, 2017 at 9:30 am

Some of the most significant consequences of the vote to leave the European Union won’t be truly noticeable until ‘Exit Day’. However, there can be no denying that the trepidation created by the referendum has already impacted several key industries and export sectors. One of those is our higher education […]

 
Article 50: Challenging the Prime Minister

Article 50: Challenging the Prime Minister

October 9, 2017 at 2:47 pm

My concern over the lack of progress in negotiations with the EU grows with each passing week. Amongst the many reasons why I voted against triggering Article 50 in February, the Government’s obvious lack of preparation featured highly. The length of time it is taking to clarify the status of […]

 
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe – Threat of new charges

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe – Threat of new charges

October 9, 2017 at 12:06 pm

Tulip Siddiq MP said: The latest charges brought against Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe are an outrage and must not be allowed to stand. The Iranian Revolutionary Guard have subjected my constituent to illegal arbitrary detention for the best part of 18 months, and the new spurious charges against her underline their […]