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The EU: it’s decision time

It was not my intention to write about the EU referendum until nearer the referendum but, as this subject is engaging so many people, perhaps that time is now. The EU’s draft new deal for Britain, published last week, delivers substantial change in all four areas that Britain asked for. It ensures that our country is not bound up in ever closer union in Europe. It makes Europe more competitive. It ensures that, while keeping the pound, we are protected from discrimination by the Eurozone. And it addresses a key pull factor drawing migrants from within the EU to Britain. David Cameron is the first Prime Minister since 1975 to take power away from the EU...

Fighting “Lawfare”

I was pleased last week to secure a debate in Parliament on the development of something that has become known as “lawfare”. Over ten years after the end of operations in Iraq, British lawyers are trawling places like Basra finding people they can convince are “victims” and seeking to get them large sums in compensation. They do this by no-win-no-fee schemes or by using our taxes in legal aid...

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