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Westminster View

The Prime Minister’s pragmatic speech last week setting out the ‘hard facts’ of Brexit has again shown she is able to recognise and work towards satisfying the complex, competing demands for what the country actually wants and can achieve from leaving the EU.

Westminster View

Many people may be aware that I have been a keen fisherman for many years.

I used to be the chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on fishing and I have shown a keen interest in the health of our unique and world-famous chalk streams here in Hampshire.

Westminster View

Like many people, I like a good sci-fi film. Of course, predicting the future is fraught with problems and many a moviemaker doesn’t do a great job of getting it right - take Terminator or Logan’s Run for just two examples – though it’s great fun to watch.

Westminster View

Many people may be aware that I have been a keen fisherman for many years.

I used to be the chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on fishing and I have shown a keen interest in the health of our unique and world-famous chalk streams here in Hampshire.

Westminster View

As you can imagine, as a politician, I do spend rather a lot of time talking about Brexit and this summer has been no exception.

Off The Fence

Politicians are always derided in the press and by the public, sometimes fairly, sometimes not.

Westminster View

The General Election threw up some surprises but one of the better ones was young people came out to vote in greater numbers.

Westminster View

So, a six-page letter to change the course of British history has been delivered to Brussels and now the real negotiations to leave the EU have started.

Westminster View

Given so many people have asked me about President Trump, for this month’s Westminster View I have asked my Florida-born wife, Janette, to comment on President Trump from an American’s point of view.

Off The Fence

Increasing numbers of women are taking part in an ever wider range of sports and this is good news when girls can be put off taking part in games through lack of confidence or embarrassment.