Some constituents have been in touch to suggest the vote last week on New Clause 30 of the EU Withdrawal Bill signalled a weakening in the protection of animals. That is wrong, as Environment Secretary, the Rt. Hon.
I’ve been hugely impressed by the young people I have met in Brentwood and Ongar since I was elected earlier this year. Their enthusiasm for politics and getting involved is nothing short of inspiring.
Universal Credit is a revolutionary change to the welfare system coming to Brentwood this month. It replaces a large number of different benefit payments for people who are out of work with a single, simplified payment.
In a week of bad news, something good. I was delighted to hear last Tuesday that Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 had, after heavy research, decided that Brentwood was the best place in the country for women to work.
The future is almost upon us. During my lifetime I’ve seen a number of innovations that have profoundly changed the way in which we live and work. I remember the advent of home and school computers (the ZX Spectrum 48k and the BBC Acorn respectively).