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Cross-party discussions - BBC Ulster

What the majority of this country wants is certainty.

Most people desire for the Prime Minsiter to take us out of the European Union sooner rather than later. It is important that we find where common interests overlap so that our withdrawal from the European Union is in the best interest of all of us.


I was pleased to speak on BBC Radio Ulster this morning about why a no-deal withdrawal may have grave consequences for peace and stability in Northern Ireland.

03rd April 2019

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BBC Radio 5, World at One

We are to leave the European Union though we should agree suitable terms for withdrawal, make sensible arrangements for transition and then agree future agreements with the EU27 and with the rest of the world.

I was pleased to speak on The World at One, BBC Radio 4 ahead of Tuesday evening's vote. I thank everyone who has told me or sent a message giving their views, agreeing or disagreeing with me or with the Prime Minister who I support in her endeavours to find where what is right matches what can be made possible.

29th January 2019

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EU Withdrawal Bill - BBC Ulster

Speaking to BBC Northern Ireland, I warned that crashing out risks a hard border or a change in the status of Northern Ireland, far worse than the notion of the Northern Irish backstop.

If we don't want to change the constitutional position of Northern Ireland within the United Kingdom, I recommend supporting the Prime Minsiter's Withdrawal Agreement. The next stage is a sensible trading agreement, deciding upon our nation's future relationship with the European Union and the rest of the world. 

15th January 2019

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EU Withdrawal Bill - Sky News

I spoke on Sky News discussing why Parliament must make progress in leaving the European Union. 

Britain's withdrawal from the European Union is not a partisan issue, it is a national issue. We must not approach it based on allegiances and partisan lines. Instead, we must consider what is the best for our nation out of the options present. The other options face returning Britain to the situations we found ourselves in during the 1930s and the 1970s when we ended up with a lot of unemployment and violence on the streets.

6th December 2018

West Sussex Producers Event 29 Nov - 10.

Taste of West Sussex - WSCounty Times

A showcase of the best of West Sussex food and drink was on offer for MPs and guests, with West Sussex-based MasterChef Champion 2018 Kenny Tutt making a special appearance on Thursday (November 29) at the Houses of Parliament.


It was attended by over 300 MPs and staff from across the UK who are based there. They took part in tastings from 16 artisan producers from across West Sussex, a county which is becoming increasingly well-known as a foodie destination. The showcase was suggested and hosted by Sir Peter Bottomley, MP for Worthing West. 

20th November 2018

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Talk Radio with Eamonn Holmes

I recently spoke with notable television and radio host, Eamonn Holmes, about why last week's announcement by the Government that they will cut the maximum stake for Fixed Odds Betting Terminals will have a radical and resoundingly positive impact on the lives of some of the most vulnerable members of our communities up and down this country.

It is critical that every sector of our society recognises their social responsibility, with a key focus on ethical and principled output that does not take advantage of anyone. The lost tax revenue is a non-starter when considering the lives of people across this country.

17th May 2018

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