It has been a hectic week for Brexit. The Government made an enormous breakthrough in our negotiations with the EU, both reaffirming our realistic red lines for withdrawal and the joint resolve by the UK and EU Governments to find a solution.
I am positive as ever that a positive negotiated settlement will be reached that will enable the UK to leave the EU (including the Single Market and Customs Union) in an orderly fashion, enabling us to both trade with the EU and strike trade agreements with countries across the world.
Adam Afriyie, the MP for Windsor, is encouraging the public to join the collective response by the No 3rd Runway Coalition (N3R Coalition) opposing expansion at Heathrow. The N3R Coalition are an umbrella group representing nearly every major anti-3rd Runway pressure group.
The N3R Coalition is asking members of the public to download and sign a document expressing their opposition to a 3rd Runway at Heathrow. Anyone can let the government know about their concerns by downloading the template here, signing it and emailing it to RunwayConsultation@dft.gsi.gov.uk.
It is reassuring that people are finally beginning see through the hostile anti-Conservative rhetoric and acknowledge that Conservatives are great advocates and the natural friends of the environment in all its forms.
The recent record confirms this. In the last few months this Conservative Government has banned the ivory trade, made CCTV mandatory in all slaughterhouses, banned microbeads, increased sentences for animal cruelty, banned harmful pesticides, taxed diesel cars and made a commitment to cut down on single-use plastics.
Adam Afriyie, the MP for Windsor and Chair of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), has welcomed a landmark study, launched today, examining the use of research by Parliamentarians.
This two year project was carried out by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology in conjunction with University College London and funded through a grant from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).
Adam Afriyie, the MP for Windsor, has welcomed the proposed re-opening of several railway routes that were shut down in the 1960s.
The decision by the government to reopen these lines comes amidst a backdrop of a persistent surge in demand since the 1990s due to continuous improvements in rail services as a result of privatisation.