Operation Stack

It’s been four years since I was stuck in it, and my mum too, near where she lives off Junction 8.  The ‘Summer of Stack’ in 2015 lives painfully large in many local memories and its spectre generated collective groans of concern from the good people of Maidstone and the Weald as Operation Stack

Meaningful Vote 2

Over breakfast on Monday, I heard, for the umpteenth time, the commentators on the television emphasising the importance of the week ahead. For once, this wasn’t media hyperbole. Undoubtedly, this has been another mammoth political week with far reaching consequences.

Brexit Delay Vote

‘Tonight, in the House of Commons, I voted against an extension to Article 50 and against a second referendum.

Leaving the European Union

I have always been clear, as my voting record attests to, that I believe we must honour the result of the 2016 referendum by leaving the European Union.

KM Column: International Women's Day

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the first woman taking her seat in the UK Parliament.  There is much for women to celebrate since Nancy Astor’s momentous accomplishment, and what better occasion than International Women’s Day on Friday 8th March this week.

Apprenticeship Opportunities

The Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network, which I am proud to Chair, is an employer led, action-focussed group whose members share my belief that someone's future should not be determined by their past.

British Film Industry

A couple of weeks ago on these pages I mentioned a much loved movie – Groundhog Day.  Indeed, I recall referring to films fairly frequently in this column and that is because they are one my favourite pastimes.  I spend all day reading stuff for my work so to sit back and be entertained when I’m