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Foreign Intervention

A Better Understanding of Intervention

The Libyan government has retreated to a ship off the coast. The President of Yemen has fled from his capital – apparently disguised as a woman. Boko Haram controls swathes of Northern Nigeria. South Sudan – the newest country in the world – celebrates its independence in Civil War. Over 10,000 civilians were casualties in […]

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Ukraine proves defence spending cut would be ‘big mistake’

Rory Stewart, the Chairman of the House of Commons Defence Committee, has said it would be a “big mistake” for spending on Britain’s military to fall below the Nato target of two per cent of the national budget. He warned that recent actions by Russia in Ukraine illustrated that spending needed to be maintained as […]

Left to right: Centre Director Sean Day, Stables Manager Henri Carew, and Rory Stewart MP

The Community of Cumbria

Last Friday, I came home on the train, feeling that parliament and even Britain was out of sorts. But twenty separate meetings – starting in Penrith, on to Wigton, and finishing at a memorial service for Mary Burkett in Carlisle – changed my view. First, we broke the foundations for the new Sunbeams Music Centre, […]

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RORY STEWART MP CELEBRATES £60,000 FLOODLIGHT UPGRADE AT PENRITH RUFC

Rory Stewart MP on Friday visited Penrith Rugby Club to help celebrate their £60,000 National Lottery funding win from the Inspired Facilities fund to upgrade the floodlights on the second and third team pitches, which is also the area used for training. This upgrade will help protect the improved ground and allow the area to […]

Rory Stewart MP and Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin at Penrith Station

RORY STEWART CONFIRMS £3.3m PENRITH STATION LIFT AND UPGRADE‎

Rory Stewart on Friday met with Network Rail and Virgin Trains to confirm the details of the £3.3m ‘Access for All’ upgrade at Penrith railway station, which will provide a lift for the station. Network Rail confirmed that survey work will begin later this year, with the lift due to be installed in 2016. Rory […]