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Rory Stewart: I’ve negotiated in Iraq – I can handle the Tories

Rory Stewart has just arrived at KFC in Barking. It’s day four of “campaigning proper”, as he puts it, for the Tory leadership. The International Development Secretary has chosen Barking because it is a no-deal Brexit enclave and he wants “to talk to Leave voters.” Margaret Thatcher did this, he says, hammering on doors with […]

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RORY SHOWS SUPPORT FOR YOUNG FARMERS STARTING OUT

Rory met with young farmers who have benefited from The Farmer Network’s Business Support Programme. Mr Stewart met with The Farmer Network’s Kate Gascoyne and farmers Georgia Smith, Lorna Craig and Mark Curr at the latter’s family farm at Newbiggin-on-Lune where lambing was in full swing. The Farmer Network has been running a Business Support […]

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NO DEAL

No-Deal is not a destination: it is a failure to reach a destination. And it would be perceived rightly – by our international partners and investors – as a signal failure of sense, statesmanship, and strategy. We would drop overnight into the margins of the world’s trading system. We would have left all the fundamental […]

THE REIVER RIDE

RORY LAUNCHES ‘THE REIVER RIDE’

Rory is delighted to launch The Reiver Ride – a journey through The Forgotten Lands to celebrate the rich Border Reiving history of the area. The Reiver Ride on Saturday, September 7th, is the first of what will become an annual event, with different routes every year. Riders are invited to choose between two routes […]

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ULLSWATER’S WARTIME FRENCH CONNECTION TO BE COMMEMORATED

Rory is to unveil a plaque commemorating the site of the Lycée Francais, which relocated to Cumbria during the Second World War. The unveiling will take place at Another Place on Friday 1 March at 16:10pm, with speeches by Mr Stewart, Claudine Ripert, the Director of the French Institute and French Cultural Counsellor of the […]

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PENRITH AND THE BORDER TO BE A PART OF THE QUEEN’S COMMONWEALTH CANOPY

Rory will plant five trees on 18 January at Castle Park in Penrith, as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. The saplings, two silver birch, two rowan and a hazel, are UK sourced and grown, and were donated by a partnership between the Woodland Trust, Sainsbury’s and ITV. If well maintained they can be expected to grow […]

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LISTEN TO RORY DISCUSS BREXIT

Getting ready to speak on @BBCPM now pic.twitter.com/C5uCQVPQvh — Rory Stewart (@RoryStewartUK) December 3, 2018 Rory appeared on the PM Programme with Evan Davis to discuss the legal advice given on Brexit and the Backstop by Geoffrey Cox, the Attorney General. Listen here: He also appeared on LBC with Iain Dale:

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RORY TO HOST AN OPEN BREXIT BRIEFING FOR CUMBRIA

Rory is to host a public meeting on Brexit in Newton Rigg at 15:00 on Friday 7th December. Mr Stewart will give a short talk, offering a timeline of the Government’s negotiation, in addition to an explanation of the contents of the Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration. He will make the case for the Prime […]