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Sometimes the large corporations that operate in our society get a good public kicking – often they deserve it, as when they find all manner of clever and legal ways to avoid paying their fair share of tax in the country in which they operate.

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Thank you to all 450+ of you who have e-mailed me about Brexit in the past 2 months. This means of course that roughly 99.3% have not contacted me, but I recognise that they expressed their view in the ballot box on June 2016. I intend to honour that decision. 

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When I was first elected to parliament there were no mobile phones, no internet and no e-mails, no social media, no 24/7 rolling news media. Technology has changed and is changing the way we live.

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Within a couple of weeks or so, Parliament will have to make a final decision on the results of the Brexit negotiations. The two years notice to quit expires on 29th March 2019 so that unless something else happens, we will be leaving the EU then.

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This year will be the 25th year I have stood on the Hoe to commemorate the sacrifice of our armed forces from the two world wars of the last century. Does it become routine, after all of those years, just another duty? Not at all, if anything more poignant the older I get. 

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I have listened to 26 budgets now, sitting in the chamber, trying to make sense of it all. I remember Norman Lamont’s budget in the early 1990’s, cheered to the echo. Some of us left the chamber wondering what does VAT on fuel actually mean. Within an hour the sky had fallen in our heads!

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Plympton St. Maurice is one of the jewels in the South West Devon constituency crown. Fore Street and George Lane in particular contain many historic houses, together with the imposing St.

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I attended an event in my constituency last Thursday which was of supreme significance, and the culmination of long held dreams and aspirations. . It was the opening of the Thales UK Maritime Autonomy Centre at Turnchapel. 

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The announcement on Monday that the new generation of frigates – Type 26’s – will all be base-ported at HM Naval Base Devonport is very significant. Not many years ago there were serious doubts over the future of our naval base, but that has all been swept away.

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Many of us can remember the PM’s speech at the 2017 Conservative Party conference: she lost her voice and the letters fell off the screen behind her. It was not her finest hour and it created a wobble in her support at Westminster.