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RORY STEWART: STEP BY STEP

Article first published in Libération by Sonia Delesalle-Stolpe on 22 April 2019. On l’a attrapé entre deux psychodrames du Brexit, un vote crucial et un autre décisif. On l’a coincé entre une table couverte de Lego, un petit bonhomme disant tout juste «papa» et un assistant parlementaire chargé de photocopier des dizaines de pages. Rory Stewart est […]

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Interview with The Times

Article first published in The Times by Rachel Sylvester and Alice Thomson, 13 April 2019 Every Sunday night, Rory Stewart draws a multi-coloured flow chart mapping out the possible Brexit scenarios. “It begins with six or seven immediate paths but then each one divides and subdivides,” he explains. “You have to hold in your head 25 […]

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Prospect Magazine Interview

Article first published in Prospect by Tom Clark on 12 April 2019. Shortly before the referendum, I recall reading Matthew Parris in the Times arguing that a Leave vote would “destroy” moderate conservatism in this country. At the time, this struck me as columnist’s hyperbole. This week, however, I met with prisons minister, one-nation Tory and the unlikely star […]

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RORY STEWART: ‘I’LL RESIGN IF PRISON VIOLENCE DOESN’T IMPROVE’

Article originally published in The Guardian by Erwin James on 23 January 2019. By any measure our prisons are in a state of crisis. Last year, there were almost 50,000 incidents of self-harm among the 82,500 prisoners in England and Wales. Drug-fuelled violence is at an all-time high, with more than 32,500 assaults, 10,000 of […]

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INTERVIEW: PRISON SERVICE JOURNAL

First published in the Prison Service Journal by Paul Crossey in November 2018. Rory Stewart is the Member of Parliament for Penrith and the Border having been re-elected in 2017 following his initial election in 2010. He became Prisons Minister in January 2018, the fourth Minister in as many years. His previous ministerial roles in […]

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TIME TO CLEAN UP

Article first published in Inside Time by Erwin James on 31 May 2018. “What I’m trying to work out is what it is that makes one prison, for example Altcourse, work well, and another prison – not too far away – not work well,” says Prisons Minister Rory Stewart when we meet at MoJ headquarters […]