Politics Home: Cutting red tape for train firms will help decarbonise our railways

This article was written by John originally for Politics Home Great herds of world leaders, climate change activists and media crews are all converging on Glasgow at the COP26 climate summit, like one of nature’s great animal migrations, to try to save the planet. There will be lofty speeches, lots…

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London Evening Standard: John Penrose praises changes to the taper rate announced in last week’s Budget, but urges Government to go further

Article written by Martina Bet and published in the print version of The London Evening Standard. Conservative former minister John Penrose praised Chancellor Rishi Sunak for the changes to the taper rate announced in last week’s Budget, he urged the Government to go further towards a Nigel Lawson-esque kind of tax system,…

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Mercury column: Goodbye to Sir David Amess

Parliament said goodbye to Sir David Amess this week. The murdered MP for Southend was a lovely, gentle, kind man with a perky sense of humour and endless, boundless energy for helping the people he represented in Parliament. But it wasn’t just who he was that mattered; it is what…

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Mercury Article: Help to preserve our local landmarks by nominating them as a heritage site

One of the most fun jobs in Government is being Heritage Minister, because you get to ‘list’ historic buildings so they can’t be destroyed or knocked down. The list includes more than 500,000 listed buildings, gardens, battlefields, protected shipwrecks and monuments, covering everything from Stonehenge and Wells Cathedral to the Iron…

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