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Astrid Vincenti
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21/04/2019 10:51 pm  

It was very disappointing that the Government did not allow a debate to be had on the proposed Turkish safe-zone in Syria. The British public are rightfully concerned about ISIS and the impact the conflict has on Kurdish communities. Many of these communities end up in Britain and therefore it is essential our public servants take the time to discuss it. Members of Parliament, representing their constituents, rightfully want time to discuss important issues of the day. The Syrian conflict has a direct impact on the lives of Britons and the Government's decision to block a debate in the House of Commons is disappointing and harms our democracy. 

Astrid Vincenti | Labour Co-Op | MP for Tynemouth
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William Croft
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22/04/2019 8:09 pm  

In another bizarre and seemingly non-sensical decision, the Government has decided to refuse a debate on the issue of the proposed Turkish safe-zone. Not only was the debate proposed by a Labour MP who sits on the Government benches, but the matter to be debated is virtually without controversy. There are few moments where a debate in Parliament can be used as an opportunity to unite the country, but this was certainly one of them, and one the Government has now foolishly missed. Allowing this motion to be debated would have afforded the Government the chance to send a unified signal of support to the Kurdish people, and to begin to sketch out country's vision for a combat strategy against ISIL that respects all parties involved. Once again the Government has proven that they could not care less about any opinion other than their own, this time to the detriment of not just Britain but to the entire global community. 

William Croft
Member of Parliament for Bracknell
Shadow Foreign Secretary
Chairman of the Conservative Party
Chief Whip of the Conservative party


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Steve
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27/04/2019 7:47 pm  

Week 7: Budget, election, safe spaces zones

Outcome: Conservative victory and where is labour (again)?

The press were a bit bored by most of this, which I covered in other press cycles and are still ongoing. The minor tiff on the safe zones debate goes somewhere in the broadsheets.

Labour: contribute

Influence:
+1 of choosing to Astrid Vincenti

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William Croft
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28/04/2019 6:01 pm  

On behalf of the Conservative Party I'd like to thank Juliet Manning for her dedicated years of public service.  Anyone who dedicates their life to the service of their country should be commended, and Juliet certainly did just that. Her love and passion for our country was evident every time she rose to address the House, and her contributions to national debate will be sorely missed. I personally enjoyed our exchanges across the dispatch box very much, and wish her and her family the very best. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at what can only be a very difficult time. 

William Croft
Member of Parliament for Bracknell
Shadow Foreign Secretary
Chairman of the Conservative Party
Chief Whip of the Conservative party


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Bertie
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Anthony B.C. Wilson MP
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28/04/2019 9:10 pm  

The loss of Juliet Manning is a bitter pill for me, personally, and politically. Such a keen mind has been lost and in those dark days, where she dug deep and fought hard, she came out with a winning style and wit. It is clear that we must stand, all parties, together and be clear on mental health. I will be recommending to the Health Minister that the investment in Mental Health is put to use immediately. This is an unfortunate example of a common problem and we must tackle mental health problems across the country.

Anthony Bertram Charles Wilson, MP for Darlington.
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Media: 24
Policy: 6


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Sylviane Jaubert
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28/04/2019 10:32 pm  

Graham Adiputera and Liberal Democrats form an integral part of our coalition. I am proud of the work we have done so far, especially our united work on the budget, and I am optimistic and hopeful about the work we will do in the future. I know the media loves stirring a pot and Tories love to talk about anything but their own slipshod budget. The fact to the matter is this, I am proud of Graham Adiputera and Liberal Democrats, their work has been great and our united progressive vision will create a prosperous Britain. 

Sylviane Jaubert MP
MP for Cynon Valley

Formerly as The Rt Hon Ariadne "Ari" Suchet MP
Former Prime Minister and Leader of the Labour Party

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my friend offered me a bottle of vodka and i sucked the vodka out the bottle like a baby sucking a titty"


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William Croft
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28/04/2019 11:32 pm  

Today has confirmed what many across the country have known for months - that the Careless Coalition is falling apart at the seams, too busy fighting with one another to effectively govern this country. The Government can't tell us who's responsible for their budget fiasco, they can't tell us if they're ever going to balance the deficit, and they can't even tell us who the author of their original budget is. With the Prime Minister begrudgingly taken some responsibility for the disaster, and the Liberal Democrats working overtime to point the finger at anyone but themselves, the British people can't be blamed for wondering who in the Government is actually focused on governing. We knew the Prime Minister was asleep at the wheel, and today we've learned that the car has totally broken down. 

William Croft
Member of Parliament for Bracknell
Shadow Foreign Secretary
Chairman of the Conservative Party
Chief Whip of the Conservative party


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Faye Gallacher
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29/04/2019 3:02 am  

William Croft would know a lot about governments falling apart at the seams - he couldn't negotiate a government with the Liberal Democrats in the national interest and left Labour to pick up those pieces for him. 

Whatever differences are had with the Liberal Democrats and Labour, we're resolutely united in our desire to provide effective and progressive government in the interests of every Briton. The Tories are obsessed with narratives of discontent because we all know from their antics in the last year that their party can barely hold itself together, never mind any government they may wish to form. 

"[we] would rather die than leave the Labour Party." - Emily Thornberry.


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Faye Gallacher
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02/05/2019 1:32 am  

The intervention from the NHS Chief Executive must be a wake-up call for all of us, and this government is listening. I have discussed the looming social care and mental health crisis, but we know the scale of this crisis and that greater action needs to be taken.

It will take political courage, but as Health Secretary I promise I will do everything I can to ensure we get to grips with these challenges that lay ahead of us. 

"[we] would rather die than leave the Labour Party." - Emily Thornberry.


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Alex Cardigan
(@alexcardigan)
MP for Montgomeryshire
Joined: 5 months ago
Posts: 78
07/05/2019 7:38 pm  

Over the past few years, I have had a difficult relationship with alcohol. In a profession where drinking well above what health professionals recommend is part of the day job, things has not been easy, and my relationship with alcohol has deteriorated further. Today's Sun headline, I hope, will be a catalyst for change not just for me, but for the thousands who have struggled too.

 

I understand that many of my constituents may feel let down by the fact that I have not been open about these difficulties. For that I can only apologise. I will do better in future, and will be seeking professional help going forward. I now realise that this is an issue that I will not overcome alone. 

 

I will still strive to provide the first class service I have always tried to give my constituents, and continue standing up for Montgomeryshire to the best of my ability. I would ask for some privacy going forward, especially for my family. It’s not their fault, and they don’t deserve to be hounded because of it.

Alex Cardigan
MP for Montgomeryshire
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Media - 16
Policy - 3


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General Goose
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09/05/2019 9:20 pm  

The passage of the Reform Bill through the Commons is, I think, a massive sign that this government is destined to go down as one of the great reforming governments of British history. We are taking major steps to end the politics of polarisation and division, to end the democratic crisis of wasted votes and MPs who can take their careers for granted, to deliver a more inclusive and stable political system. Liberal Democrats have played invaluable roles in placing these items on the agenda and on getting them through Parliament, and we want to thank MPs from many parties, including our Labour coalition partners, who supported this bill legislating to ensure effective representative democracy. Special thanks must be given to Ari Suchet, who has championed this bill, and the former Home Secretary Juliet Manning, who authored a vast majority of its provisions.

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I stood, like all Liberal Democrat MPs, on a campaign pledging fundamental reform to our political system. For too long our political system has left voters alienated and ignored and neglected the political needs of large swathes of the country. This coalition government has taken a bold step towards ending that national scandal, with the Reform Bill passing the Commons. We will give votes to 16 and 17 year olds and those Brits who live abroad; we will replace the House of Lords with a modern and democratically accountable Senate; we have taken a first step on an ambitious devolution agenda that gives Cornwall long-requested devolution powers. And make no mistake: this government, and every minister within it, will campaign vigorously to implement Single Transferable Vote, a true system of proportional representation.

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The Liberal Democrats have had a tremendous start to the new coalition and I think the facts speak to that. By working with liberal-minded and progressive coalition partners in Labour, we have secured victory after victory. A majority of our first year tax and investment pledges have been met; we are supporting ambitious and liberal reform proposals on constitutional and immigration reform; we are keeping as a government to strong and sustainable fiscal rules. The coalition agreement, too, honours the best ideas and key priorities of both parties. We are keeping to that.

Graham Adiputera (Lib Dem - Sutton and Cheam)
Deputy Prime Minister
Liberal Democrat Leader
Foreign Secretary
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Climate Change
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Technology

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Faye Gallacher
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14/05/2019 5:25 pm  

Charles Kinbote is known for having rabidly anti-gay views that are frankly unacceptable in modern Britain and have no place in a modern government, yet Dylan Macmillan feels he deserves to have a say over the health and welfare of LGBTQ+ Britons.

As Health Secretary, I condemn this move entirely and will push for an NHS that works for every single Briton, understanding that a holistic focus on LGBTQ+ health and welfare is vital.

"[we] would rather die than leave the Labour Party." - Emily Thornberry.


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Macmillan
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MP for North East Bedfordshire
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14/05/2019 11:02 pm  

The economic vision put forward by the Shadow Chancellor is a bold contrast to the failing economic legacy of this coalition government. Where their budget required two bites of the proverbial cherry our plan would provide fiscal security and a responsible plan for our public finances. Labour have resorted to protecting those who prey on the addicted and the ill to try and draw a contrast with our plans, if that's the sort of allies they want in this ideological encounter then they have sorely misjudged the people of the United Kingdom.

Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire
Leader of the Opposition

Prime Minister (2014)

Parliamentary Experience: Novice (25)
Media Experience: Experienced (62)
Policy Experience: Novice (29)


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Macmillan
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MP for North East Bedfordshire
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14/05/2019 11:08 pm  

The Government's budget increased the deficit at a time when all of Europe are reducing their's. The Chancellor's plan is seeing our children's futures mortgaged off in a mountain of debt and deficit that they will have to pay back to cover for the Labour Party's inadequacies. The Shadow Chancellor's plan to reduce the deficit by £18bn in year one of a Conservative Government is the only plan in town that takes the future we leave for our children seriously by ensuring that we do not leave them with a mountain of debt that they will never be able to pay back. In a single decade Labour managed to nearly double our national debt as a percentage of GDP, the Conservative Party are committed to reigning that back in and paying down our debts as a nation.

Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire
Leader of the Opposition

Prime Minister (2014)

Parliamentary Experience: Novice (25)
Media Experience: Experienced (62)
Policy Experience: Novice (29)


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Macmillan
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MP for North East Bedfordshire
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14/05/2019 11:17 pm  

The Government had a Queen's Speech in which they promised to reform the European Union through negotiation, today the Foreign Secretary has confirmed to the House of Commons that that was less than completely truthful and that no progress has been made on these negotiations to reform the EU at all. Whilst the Conservative Party have laid down plenty of common sense reforms both little and large it is becoming increasingly clear that this is a government in denial about sorting the real issues that make UKIP an attractive alternative to business as usual Westminster politics.

Conservative MP for North East Bedfordshire
Leader of the Opposition

Prime Minister (2014)

Parliamentary Experience: Novice (25)
Media Experience: Experienced (62)
Policy Experience: Novice (29)


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