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THERE were two big events over the weekend that both, in their way, reminded us of the frailty of man. The Remembrance Sunday services looked back to a time (in some cases very recently) when man has waged war against man: the events in the Philippines reminds us just how frail we are against nature.
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THE topic of energy prices is under intense scrutiny at the moment. With the big energy providers lining up to increase costs by around 10 per cent. It is right that the cost of energy is looked at – especially as it takes an increasingly large share of households’ income.
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David Cameron ruled out UK involvement in military action against Syria after a defeat on the issue in the Commons yesterday. A motion backing the use of force “if necessary” in response to last week’s deadly chemical weapons attack was rejected by 272 votes to 285 – a majority of 13. About 30 Tory rebels joined Labour to defeat the motion. In this exclusive article, Wyre Forest MP Mark Garnier describes the debate in the House and explains why he voted with the Government motion for intervention.
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Waste recycling centre fires are in vogue. This week a large fire has broken out at a recycling centre in Smethwick and follows on from our very own fire at the Forge recycling centre on the Stourport Road in Kidderminster – the second one at The Forge in seven months.
4:54pm Wednesday 26th June 2013
THIS week sees another spending review, looking again at our public finances. This review sets out plans for the first year after the next election – the year 2015/16 – and is important because it sets the trajectory beyond the next election, giving a clear steer of intent to the people who lend us money to keep our public services serving the community.
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THE truly unspeakable events of last week in Woolwich still dominate the national headlines. The images of the two murderers talking to passers-by whilst waiting for the police to arrive will certainly be etched on my mind for some time.
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THIS week is probably the most significant single week for the coalition government. It sees three major reforms coming into existence, all in one go. Although there have been a number of reforms already, such as education reform, they have come through in dribs and drabs. This week sees major reforms coming through in one go.
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3:00pm Wednesday 27th February 2013
FROM time to time, MPs have small successes. These are as a result of working hard, and with other people, to achieve objectives that are important to our beliefs and our constituents. I have recently had two such successes.
3:00pm Wednesday 20th February 2013
3:00pm Wednesday 13th February 2013
CARE of our elderly is something that is an incredibly emotive issue. Through many successes and social achievements, people are living longer and longer and that is a good thing. But with that comes an increase in costs – people spend more time in retirement and medical costs tend to be higher for those who are elderly and infirm.
11:00am Wednesday 6th February 2013
3:00pm Wednesday 30th January 2013
SO at last, we are to get a referendum on our future within Europe. Of course, because this is a pledge by David Cameron as Conservative leader and not as the Coalition Prime Minster, it needs an outright Conservative victory at the next election. But despite that, the debate has started in earnest.
4:00pm Wednesday 23rd January 2013
FROM time to time there is a story that provides a pleasant and enjoyable counterpoint to the normal humdrum of politics-related issues; a story that should provide a fresh and enjoyable slant on the world in general.
4:00pm Wednesday 16th January 2013
NEXT Tuesday, the Prime Minister will make his Big Europe Speech. This has been long anticipated and much has been said about what will be in it. Speculation is rife that he will call for an in/out referendum and he has already said on many, many occasions that his main priority is to renegotiate our relationship with Europe.
4:00pm Wednesday 9th January 2013
NOW we are all back in Westminster, focus returns to the government. On our first day back, the coalition leaders – David Cameron and Nick Clegg – looked back at achievements so far, and forward to what they will be concentrating on for the second half of this parliament.
3:00pm Wednesday 2nd January 2013
I ALWAYS find the early days of a new year a fairly odd time, it being a period of reflection about what has been, combined with anticipation of what will be. Certainly, 2012 was a pretty spectacular year. There has been a great deal written about the Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee. We played our part in Wyre Forest with the torch relay passing through Bewdley, via the Severn Valley Railway, to Kidderminster and beyond and we celebrated the jubilee in style with a glorious – if wet – weekend of celebrations. We also had a number of Olympic athletes coming from Wyre Forest – something that I am certain we are all immensely proud of. And of course, all being well, 2012 will bring a royal baby. This child will be unique because, for the first time in our history, irrespective of whether it is a boy or a girl, it will be first in line to the throne after his or her father passes.
7:00am Thursday 27th December 2012
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