Politically Speaking - Future Trade Policy

In the coming years, Parliament will spend far more time debating trade policy and agreements than it has been used to. That is because such agreements will become the responsibility of the UK Government rather than being negotiated through the European Union.


By now, we will know the name of the new Prime Minister. If reports over the weekend were correct, two of the policies which will be announced will be higher and fairer funding for education, and clear proposals to tackle the crisis in social care funding.

Working together

At a time when politics is often so divisive, it is important to remember areas where people have worked together for the common good. One such example is pensions auto-enrolment.

Let us give peace a chance

Tens of thousands of people in Stafford constituency have contributed to the commemoration of the centenary of the First World War over the past four years.

Politically Speaking

England is one of the most centralised countries in Europe. I say England, because the rest of the United Kingdom – Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – has seen powers increasingly devolved over the past 20 years.

Exit EU negotiations

The nature of the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union will have to be resolved in the coming weeks. The UK Government’s proposal is for an economic partnership which includes:

Politically Speaking – NHS Funding / Sport

The Government has announced that the NHS England budget will increase by £20.5 billion in real (inflation-adjusted) terms per annum by 2023. This is very close to the amount which I called for in my Newsletter article of February this year and I welcome it.

MP welcomes Artificial Intelligence Sector Deal

Jeremy Lefroy MP has welcomed the recently published Artificial Intelligence Sector Deal, the fourth in a series of deals between the Government and industry that set out to boost productivity and earning power in specific sectors across the UK.