10 for 10: Time for Northern Ireland to enter the 21st century
It is deeply wrong that parliament is going on holiday for 10 weeks at a time of national crisis and peril, as I argue here. So what should the government be bringing to parliament instead of a 10-week holiday? I will be publishing detailed proposals for 10 pieces of legislation that would answer the needs of the millions who are left out and left behind in today’s Britain. To start with, a Northern Ireland Equality Bill should be introduced that brings Ulster into the 21st c
Council successes and MPs' holidays: A tour update
Parliament may be about to bunk off for the summer, but the push for a People’s Vote continues nonetheless. I’ve been playing my part by making the case in Parliament and by speaking at events up and down the country. On Wednesday my tour took me to Liverpool, where the council debated and approved a move to officially back a People’s Vote on the final Brexit deal. The motion was passed with an overwhelming majority of 68 to 2. This is a major success for us and a wakeup c
What would Churchill have done about Brexit?
I've just completed a book on British Prime Ministers's views on Europe called Half-in, Half-Out, featuring contributions from distinguished figures such as Rachel Reeves, Nicholas Soames, David Owen and others. There are some fascinating insights into Prime Minister's by the people who knew them well. The book is available to purchase here, and you can read my detailed explanation of what we set out to do in writing it in my Times Red Box piece.
Political Thinking: My interview with Nick Robinson
I really enjoyed talking to Nick Robinson on his Political Thinking podcast. We discussed Brexit, politics more generally and my background. You can hear the whole thing here, or download it in your podcast app: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p069htw8