Tuesday, July 25, 2017

JAMES GRAY MP: Risky business

The MP for North Wiltshire on why we shouldn't always play it safe...  THERE'S nothing quite as risky as just being alive. I love those signs on pylons which read “Danger of Death”. That’s the problem with being born - we...

JAMES GRAY MP: Chippenham-born Jeremy Corbyn will make Labour unelectable

The MP for North Wiltshire is back with his weekly column for INDEX... LIFE has occasional narrow windows, tests to pass, hurdles to overcome, beyond which wide horizons open up. Births, marriages and deaths, of course; job interviews; for me...

ANGELA ATKINSON: Ugliest town in England? The Independent doesn’t know its art from its...

SWINDON has hit the headlines once again. And once again the media has dug deep into their hidden shallows to insult a town that many people love and choose to live in. Yes. CHOOSE. I’m incandescent. The Independent headlined what could...

JAMES GRAY MP: Politics, religion and women

The MP for North Wiltshire with his latest column for INDEX:WILTSHIRE... IT always used to be said that three topics which should never be discussed at a dinner party are politics, religion and women. The link between the first two...

JAMES GRAY MP: Developers the only winners in Chippenham’s grand expansion plans

The MP for North Wiltshire with his verdict on local planning, expansion and Calais... AS AN MP I deal every day with pretty much every aspect of public life. Yet there is none more oblique, immovable, and frankly pretty incomprehensible...

JUSTIN TOMLINSON MP: UTC success justifies fresh approach to education

The MP for North Swindon returns with his column for INDEX:WILTSHIRE... IT HAS been an exceptional first year for Swindon’s University Technical College. It seems like no time at all since we were welcoming HRH the Duke of York to...

JAMES GRAY MP: Fighting Network Rail’s acts of rural vandalism

The MP for North Wiltshire prepares to go into battle again... UNLESS we do something about it, Network Rail are about to commit one of the greatest acts of rural vandalism imaginable. They knocked down the lovely old stone bridge at...

MICHELLE DONELAN MP: On a mission to improve town centres

Presenting two firsts for the MP for the Chippenham constituency - her debut contribution on INDEX:WILTSHIRE, and her maiden speech in Parliament... THIS month it was a privilege to speak on behalf of local residents for the first time as...

JAMES GRAY MP: School’s out for summer!

The MP for North Wiltshire with his latest column for INDEX... PHEW! School’s out. Parliament has ‘risen’ and will not sit again until early September (leaving aside any possible recalls of Parliament). And most of us are breathing a bit...

CLAIRE PERRY MP: Tory plans put our great nation first

The MP for Devizes with her debut INDEX:WILTSHIRE  column... LAST week was dominated by the Budget and I welcomed the whole package of announcements which together make up a radical plan to keep the whole country moving to a more...

JAMES GRAY MP: Disproportionate influence of Sturgeon must be stopped

The MP for North Wiltshire returns with his weekly contribution to INDEX:WILTSHIRE... NO MATTER what you may think about hunting (and opinion is deeply divided even in a rural area such as this), I hope that everyone will share my...

JUSTIN TOMLINSON MP: Why the hard-working people of Britain deserve their pay rise

The MP for North Swindon brings you his latest column for INDEX:WILTSHIRE... BRITAIN deserves a pay rise. Those were the words delivered by the Chancellor as he presented the first all-Conservative budget in 19 years and introduced a new...

JAMES GRAY MP: How Leo’s smile spells out why we must end the evil...

The MP for North Wiltshire returns with his weekly column for INDEX:WILTSHIRE... SOMETIMES when great events are happening around the world, it is little ones which give you some kind of perspective. The massive ‘No’ vote in Greece, has as yet...

ANGELA ATKINSON: Why Small Business Saturday initiative is such a big deal

Angela Atkinson shares the latest installment of her Born Again Swindonian blog with INDEX:WILTSHIRE... EARLIER this week I attended a breakfast networking meeting in Swindon regarding the Small Business Saturday initiative. This year Small Business Saturday takes place on the 5th of December....

JAMES GRAY MP: Hearts go out to victims of sheer murdering wickedness

The MP for North Wiltshire with his debut column for INDEX:WILTSHIRE... HOW can any of us focus on anything other than the tectonic and horrific events happening round the world? The sickening brutality of the murders in Tunisia, Kuwait and France...