A note from Johnny…
Plymouth’s Voice in Westminster
A week dominated by Russia’s appalling attack in Salisbury; a Spring Statement from the Chancellor, Primary care in Plymouth and the real story about free school meals… (clue – more children will be getting them)
Johnny speaks for many in condemning Jeremy Corbyn’s response to terror attack, and asks PM for resources for troops
The illegal and provocative attack in Salisbury by the Russian State represents the first use of chemical weapons by an adversary on the continent of Europe since WW2. Russia has engaged in ever more brazen acts since the US/UK did not reinforce ‘red-lines’ in Syria when Chemical Weapons were used by the Assad regime. The attack in Salisbury was a clear sign to the world of Russia’s disdain for the international rules based system. We must be robust, resilient and unified at this time. Read a report of the debate here.
GP Provision challenges
Many Plymothians will have seen the latest story in the ongoing issues around GP provision at a number of sites within Plymouth. Read my statement here.
Free school meals
I was happy to vote for changes to Universal credit that will see more children in Plymouth accessing free school meals. Read about it here.
New Statesman diary
I wrote the diary piece this week for the New Statesman magazine. May’s challenges, Macrons vision and BREXIT. Read it here.
I have gave an in-depth interview to the BBC’s HardTalk programme. You can watch a clip below.