W2W - unintended consequences of tinkering with the tax system

TWEAKS to our tax system can often have unintended consequences.

Back in 2015, the then Chancellor, George Osborne tinkered with pension savings so they could no longer exceed an annual cap without penalties.

Nowhere has this been more keenly felt than in our NHS.

Letter to the Sunday Telegraph - time for Boris

SIR – A stark choice faces the nation now. Leave the EU on 31 October, or face the risk of a Marxist government, which will have Orwellian consequences. It is time for all Conservative MPs to get behind the new Prime Minister and do the honourable thing: deliver Brexit in full.

W2W - time for leadership

I’VE been around for 61 years and an MP for nine of them.

As a country, we stand at the cusp of a new beginning, one where we would be in control of our destiny after more than 40 years.

No one wants that more than Boris Johnson, who I am supporting.

W2W - protests erupt in Hong Kong

I FIRST visited Hong Kong in 1982 while serving in the army.

The people were generous, gentle and happy under British rule.

But time was always running down for the colony and in 1997 the island was handed back to China after 156 years at an emotionally-charged ceremony.

W2W - the true heroes

YOU could not fail to be moved while watching yesterday’s footage of surviving veterans commemorating D-Day.

None younger than 90, their courage on 6th June, 1944, was undeniable, their modesty today truly humbling.

W2W - only solution now is to leave the EU

I watched the Prime Minister’s speech on Tuesday with growing incredulity.

In a shameful volte-face, she placed the possibility of remaining in a customs union and a second referendum on the table.


W2W - US should be respected

TRUE, Donald Trump remains a controversial figure to many, but he is the democratically elected leader of the free world, and we should respect that.

On 3 June the President’s motorcade sweeps into town in order to commemorate the anniversary of the D Day landings.