Understandably, I have received many enquiries over the last week regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Government’s approach to tackling this significant challenge. This is a worrying and uncertain time for all of us, but especially those with elderly or vulnerable loved ones.
The Cray Forum is a fantastic platform for residents living in the Crays. Their community events are a real force for good, and I was delighted to join their junior branch at a litter pick, organised by the children of local schools, along the River Cray last month (pictured above).
Given a number of recent developments, including meetings with both the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, and the Managing Director of Southeastern, David Statham, I thought it would be useful to share an update on the progress being made on rail.
I campaigned to remain in the EU but I accept that our side lost the referendum. I continue to believe that a ‘no-deal’ outcome would be harmful to this country, albeit that we are better prepared to mitigate it than we were in March, and I wish to avoid it.
Many people have contacted me about the prorogation of Parliament. Whilst I recognise that the decision is controversial, it is not, I believe, unlawful or unconstitutional and the use of words like “coup” or “dictatorship” is unjustified.