International Affairs in a Post-Brexit World

In the four days since I was made the Minister for International Development, I must have been asked a dozen times whether International Affairs isn’t simply a waste of time. It’s not a bad question. It’s right to be suspicious of governments who exaggerate their internatio...

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STATEMENT ON NEW DFID ROLE

I am very, very honoured to have been given a Minister of State role at the Department for International Development, which I am very excited about. I’ll be working with the Secretary of State, Priti Patel, and colleagues Baroness Anelay and James Wharton MP to deliver the ...

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RORY STEWART MP SETS OUT OPTIMISTIC VISION FOR ENVIRONMENT OUTSIDE OF EU

Penrith and The Border MP and DEFRA Minister Rory Stewart has set out an optimistic vision for the future of environmental legislation outside of the EU, in a debate in the main chamber of the House of Commons on the implications of the EU Referendum result on energy and environm...

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Statement on Brexit

Britain must now make the best of Brexit. The decision is made, and we should be energetic and optimistic. ‎We need to remind people that this is still the same Britain, that the things about Britain that we fundamentally enjoy, remain the same. I personally believe that we nee...

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CUMBRIAN MPs PEN OPEN LETTER IN SUPPORT OF EU MEMBERSHIP

Cumbria’s representatives in Parliament have today joined forces to pen an open letter setting out the positive case for Britain to remain in the European Union. The letter, signed by the six MPs from three different political parties, explains that EU membership supports Cumbr...

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