ISN'T the House of Commons there to represent the people of the United Kingdom? It might seem a strange question but are MPs actually representing people on key issues? Many MPs now seem to advocate representing the public based on a politically correct tick box.
THE Labour-controlled Bradford Council continues to prioritise spending in its city centre heartlands, concrete over the green belt in the Shipley constituency, raise council tax by the maximum amount every year and cut services disproportionately in the outlying areas.
On Monday 18th June, Philip spoke during an urgent question on Government plans to legislate on making upskirting a specific sexual offence. Philips comments and the Minister's response were as follows:
THE Government’s first duty should always be to try to protect people and keep them safe. While there are other things to do, they should never lose sight of this. It is what the public expect from their Government, writes MP Philip Davies.
Tough decisions have had to be taken on things important to the public like police numbers, the strength of the Armed Forces and local council services. Public sector workers have had a pay cap in place since 2010.
Back in 2006, I was the first MP to call publicly for the UK to leave the European Union. Since then, I have seen many colleagues, and increasing numbers of my constituents, come to the same conclusion.
In an age where you can buy anything from a TV to a pint of milk at the click of a button at midnight on a Sunday evening, it is ridiculous that restrictions still exist for large stores. Internet shopping has reformed the consumer market and thus overdue changes to trading hours are desperately needed.
This year, anybody in the UK with an interest in sport has been spoilt for choice. The Ashes and Wimbledon both captured the public’s imagination once again and we still have the Rugby World Cup to look forward to.
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