Our 24 hour ‘soundbite’ news culture doesn’t always allow for complex issues to be explored in the depth that’s required. This is certainly true of the coverage about the Internal Market Bill which is making its way through Parliament this week.
I hope you have had an enjoyable summer and were able to take advantage of the superb weather during August. It has certainly been a busy time for local businesses, with a hugely welcome upturn in tourism and recreation.
Today Jerome asked the Rt Hon Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, about the ways in which messaging about the importance of social distancing could better be communicated to young people.
Today Jerome asked the Rt Hon Brandon Lewis, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, for reassurance that the government intends to observe and protect the Good Friday Agreement in its forthcoming introduction of the Internal Market Bill.
Today Jerome asked James Duddridge MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary (Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office) about the possibilities for working with European partners on achieving carbon net zero by 2050.