A few years ago, the then Chancellor asked the 2020 group of Conservative MPs a question to help his thinking. He asked us what an industrial stargey fit for purpose looked like. He was searching for a political narrative - intervention & prescription was decidedly unConservative, but getting out the way not the answer either. What was the overarching narrative he need for the challenges and opportunities of today’s economy? He is now at the Standard and I am at DWP. Fundamen
Portsmouth MP gives thoughts on Brittany Ferries extra security. TORY MP Penny Mordaunt said security threats should not affect our way of life. The Portsmouth North MP’s comments come after Brittany Ferries announced plain-clothed security personnel would join French armed military on board its fleet, including those leaving Portsmouth. Speaking to The News, Ms Mordaunt said: ‘Brittany Ferries will want to play its role in keeping its passengers safe and our country secure.
The good news is that Portsmouth North has some of the fastest broadband speeds in the country, at 31.7Mbps compared to the average of 17Mbps, however about 25% of the constituency has speeds slower than the national average. Over the last year I have been working to resolve these slow sports. I have met with residents and developers of new housing estates to ask them retrofit broadband infrastructure, and asked that in the future such provision is a standard expectation in a
On Monday we began the process of withdrawal from a convention that allows European vessels to fish in our territorial waters. It is a sign that we intend to control access to our own fisheries after Brexit. Withdrawal from the London Fisheries Convention, which was signed in 1964 before the UK joined the EU, will make it easier to manage access to the much larger exclusive economic zone covered by the EU’s common fisheries policy. The London Convention allows vessels from Fr