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It is much easier, when standing on the deck of a cross channel ferry, to see where you have been, rather than where you are going. The white lines in the sea made by the propellers tells you all you need to know.

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Next Saturday I am the guest speaker at my old rugby club Tiverton RFC which is enjoying its 150th anniversary, the oldest club in Devon. I will be sharing some old stories about when I played for the club’s Colts team, in the early 1970’s. Nearly 50 years ago! Looking forward to it.

Debate in Parliament - Ivybridge Community College: Exam Pressure

Earlier this week I secured a 30 minute debate on the issue of mental health in schools. The whole premise for the debate came as a result of meeting with sixth form students from Ivybridge Community College.

You can either watch the debate or read it here.

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The revelation this week that the NHS is once trying to recruit nurses from overseas is not a surprise. Unemployment is running at less than 4% in our country and there are many sectors of society that simply cannot operate without migrant labour.

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It was a pleasure to be present at the packed St. George’s Day Annual Scouting Service at St. Mary’s Plympton on Sunday last.

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I received several emails last week from constituents sending me a paper entitled 15 reasons to vote against the Withdrawal Agreement. It went on to describe the WA as an abomination. Whenever you see the word abomination you know you are dealing with a certain type of person.

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I do not much follow football these days, but as a boy growing up in the 1960’s I was a huge Liverpool fan.

Employment figures highest in South West

Figures released today show that in the South West, there are 2,812,472 people in work – meaning that, under the Conservatives, 318,156 more people have the security of a job.

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Welcome to the land of giants. Microsoft is worth around $750 billion Google about $740 billion, with Apple the third most valuable. Facebook is also well up there.