Opinions

In the House - Quiet resilience is key to EU negotiations

In these times of fraught negotiations, confidence votes and backstop discussions, I found myself thinking about the old idiom that ‘cooler heads will prevail’. I entirely understand and appreciate the discourse on both sides of the Brexit debate, and as someone who was so involved in the Scottish Independence debate in 2014, I am certainly not a stranger to the often polarising effects of referenda.

In the House - Budget has helped high streets and homebuyers

Last week’s Budget, notable for being the first to be held on a Monday since 1962, was a signal of intent from this Government to cement the Conservatives’ place as the Party of the working people. Following a period of careful fiscal management and solid economic recovery, the Government now has the economy back on track, allowing the UK to really press on and prosper.

In the House - Our duty to remember all fallen of Great War

Last week marked the centenary of the Battle of Amiens, in the shadow of Passchendaele and the Somme, Amiens was a decisive turning point for the Allies in World War One. As we approach November’s Armistice Day, even the seemingly most innocuous dates will be the centenary of a day one hundred years ago when men young and old, on both sides, tragically lost their lives.

EU Referendum Statement

Alberto Costa MP has issued a statement, following the outcome of the EU Referendum on the 23rd June 2016

My first year

May 2016 marks a year since the last General Election, so I would like use this month’s column to reflect and share my experiences representing the wonderful constituency of South Leicestershire.