Speeches in Parliament

Speech - training of nurses

Thank you, Mr Speaker ...

It’s a great privilege to have been drawn for one of these end of day Adjournment Debates … giving … as it does … a Backbencher the opportunity to debate a subject dear to their heart.

Speech - General Debate on NATO

It is a pleasure to take part in the debate this afternoon. May I just clear up one point on my use of the word “flaw” at the start of the debate, which my great friend, my right hon. Friend the Member for Newbury (Richard Benyon), picked me up on a moment ago?

Speech - press freedom, by Jacob Rees-Mogg MP

The freedom of the press is so overwhelmingly precious that we should preserve it even if sometimes the press upsets us. It is amazing how many people who have had run-ins with the press have suddenly found that they think it should be more tightly regulated.

Speech - by the Prime Minister on Syria

Before I come to the substance of my statement, I am sure the whole House will wish to join me in offering our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Sergeant Matt Tonroe from the 3rd Battalion the Parachute Regiment, who was killed by an improvised explosive device on 29 March.

Speech - press freedom

I was a journalist for 17 years: five with the local press, two with the local media and ending up with 10 years at the BBC. I therefore have an interest in this debate, particularly in the Lords amendments, with which I entirely disagree.

Statement by PM - Brexit negotiations

With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to update the House on the negotiations for our departure from the European Union. On Friday morning, the Government and the European Commission published a joint report on progress during the first phase.