W2W - must fight for free speech

FREE speech; one of the main pillars of any democracy.

Over the generations, many have died defending it, and we owe it to them and our children that the basic right to be able to speak freely continues.

Diary - more money for schools

Rightly, the PM dropped in north of the border to counter an increasingly intolerant SNP, whose members continue to disingenuously tell their citizens that independence would solve all their problems when, in reality, they'd become a basket case and tied up in knots by the EU.

Diary - new special school for Dorset

I am delighted that the green light has at last been given for a new special free school, which I hope will be located on Portland.

Diary - advances made in finding a virus vaccine

A potential break-through in the fight against the coronavirus has come about with a vaccine developed by the University of Oxford. It appears safe and triggers an immune response.

Letter - license fee for people aged 75 and over by Conservative MPs

Dear Lord Hall of Birkenhead


We are writing to express our disappointment at the BBC’s decision to scrap free TV licenses for most people over the age of 75 from 1st August 2020 and urge you to reconsider this decision.

Diary - China in the dock over human rights

Feelings against China have been ratcheted up again by Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who accused China of "gross and egregious" human rights' abuses against its Uighur population and said sanctions against those responsible could not be ruled out.