Robert’s Weekly Column – 10th April 2019

The internet has many uses and can be a great learning resource, but for far too long, online companies have not done enough to protect users, especially children and young people. There have been some tragic cases, such as Molly Russell, the 14-year-old girl who took her own life after viewing disturbing content on social media, so I am glad … Read More

Robert’s Weekly Column – 27th March 2019

Over the past nine years as your MP for South Swindon, I have continued to be amazed by the lengths that some people go to in order to improve the lives of others in the local community and I am proud to represent a town where such a strong sense of community pride exists, so I was especially pleased to … Read More

Robert’s Weekly Column – 20th March 2019

Amidst all the comment about Brexit, last week’s Spring Statement by the Chancellor underlined some encouraging news about our work to balance the books since 2010 and the years of neglect under Labour. The Chancellor confirmed that the UK economy continues to grow with wages increasing and unemployment at historic lows. Further investments were laid out in infrastructure, technology, housing, … Read More

Justin’s Weekly Swindon Adver Article – 15th March 2019

It is unsurprising that trust in politicians is at a low point. Since the UK voted to Leave in 2016, there have been Members of Parliament from both sides of the debate who have frustrated, delayed and attempted to block Brexit. Remain MPs who have not accepted the decision have voted consistently against the progress of Brexit through Parliament; and … Read More