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Plymouth MPs call for reassurance over Amphibious Fleet rumours

Plymouth MPs, Gary Streeter and Johnny Mercer, have written to the Secretary of State for Defence seeking urgent clarification over the rumours about the loss of the UK's amphibious capabilities and the subsequent impact on the Royal Marines in Plymouth.

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It looks as though we will be spending the next few years debating once again the merits of capitalism versus socialism. Most of us thought this was a done deal; that the argument had been well and truly won in the UK and elsewhere throughout the seventies and eighties.

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The headline news that Mrs Merkel was re-elected to serve a fourth term as German Chancellor was expected. But two other by-products of this poll are of some interest. She got 32.5% of the vote, well down from the 41% she got in 2013.

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One of the big issues in the recent general election campaign was school funding. We were moving from an opaque formula that had grown up over the years and nobody appeared to understand to a National Funding Formula (NFF).

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One of the joys of the summer for Jan and I is to campaign her thoroughbred horse (large show hack) at shows throughout southern England, which she has done successfully once againthis year.

Visit to Great Orcheton Farm

Last week I visited Great Orcheton Farm in Modbury and met the Miller family and their herd of 520 Jersey cows.

Streeter chosen to chair Brexit Bill

South West Devon Conservative MP Gary Streeter has been asked by the Speaker of the House of Commons to help chair the pivotal EU Withdrawal Bill as it is debated by Parliament over the next few months.

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There has been some confusing reports over the summer about the current status of the new town at Sherford. As it is such a huge local issue, I thought I would clarify the up-to-date position.

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What would you do about North Korea if you were in the White House, Downing Street or the Japanese Prime Minister?