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Oxford Union speech – ‘This House Believes the Rise of Tech Empires Threatens Society’

Madam President it’s a pleasure to be back here at the Oxford Union this evening – it was in 2012 that a predecessor of yours, Isabel Ernst, very kindly asked me, a humble journalist, to speak against the idea that social media had reinvented activism. Earlier today my colleagues in Parliament reminded me that since
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£3.5M GOVERNMENT BOOST FOR QUADRANT HOUSING PROJECT

A £3.5m government grant has today been awarded to Boston Borough Council to speed up delivery of the Quadrant housing project, which also includes the first phase of the Boston bypass and a new Boston United football stadium. Welcoming the announcement, Matt Warman MP said, “This boost for Boston will make sure housing and the
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Floods Minister breaks ground on Boston Barrier

On Monday 22nd January, Matt welcomed Floods Minister Dr Thérèse Coffey MP to the site of the new Boston Barrier. The barrier, which is due for completion by December 2019, will protect 14,000 homes from flooding as well as providing Boston with one of the highest standards of flood protection in the country. Matt said, “I
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Public sector pay – Autumn 2017

The Government has scrapped the cap on public sector pay and will move towards a more flexible approach on pay. The Government will consider each specific workforce to ensure pay is set so that the public sector can continue to both attract and hold on to the excellent staff that support our world-leading public services.
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Asylum for torture survivors

This country has a proud history of providing protection to those who need it, and I can assure you this is continuing under this Government. Asylum caseworkers carefully consider protection needs by assessing all available evidence, including medical reports relating to torture, in light of published country information to reach an informed decision. Flexibility in
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NHS funding – Autumn 2017

I believe fully in the NHS and its values, and I would like to assure you that the Government is committed to a tax-funded NHS, free at the point of use, wherever and whenever you need it. Despite tight public finances, the Government has actively supported the NHS’s own plan for the future. That is
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Animal sentience

I think it is only right to start off by saying the initial news stories and resulting petitions etc were based on a grotesque misrepresentation of the Government’s views, and were in some cases a scurrilous attack on the character of many honourable Members of Parliament. It is right that The Independent has retracted the
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Childcare Voucher Scheme

I share the belief that childcare is a vital provision that helps children and families across this country. I am glad that the Government is investing more in childcare than ever before. Tax-Free Childcare will be available to over 2 million households to help with the cost of childcare. Working parents will be able to
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Faith schools

The Prime Minister has made clear that the Government is dedicated to making Britain a fairer society where success is based on merit not privilege, and that education lies at the heart of that mission. In September 2016 a consultation was launched asking for views on a range of proposals aimed at creating an education
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Factory farming

I understand the strength of feeling about factory farming and I am committed to the highest standards of animal welfare, including on farms. The UK’s strong commitment in this area is reflected in World Animal Protection’s recent Animal Protection Index, which judged 50 countries on their policy and legislation for animals and saw the UK
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EBacc and the creative arts

I believe that every child should have access to the best opportunities in Britain, and this means having access to study the key subjects that provide the knowledge and skills young people need to succeed and leave school ready for life in modern Britain. I am very pleased that Ministers want to see 90 per
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