Seaborne Freight Contract Hits Rock Bottom

The Government’s £13.8 million contract with Seaborne Freight to provide ferry services from the port of Ramsgate to Ostend has now been scrapped after Arklow Shipping withdrew its backing for the ferry company.

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Energy Price ‘Caps’ Fail to Stop Rise in Energy Prices

Ofgem, the government regulator for gas and electricity markets in Great Britain, recently announced that default and prepayment price caps for energy costs will rise in April.

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Dinosaur MP Must be Brought to Heel

Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse secured assurances during her Urgent Question for the Minister for Women and Equalities earlier this week that a female genital mutilation (FGM) Bill will be introduced.

The new bill would remove thousands of at-risk girls from dangerous homes, as the current law does not consider the risk of FGM a good-enough reason for a temporary care order.

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Children’s Mental Health at the Forefront of Sutton’s Mind

Healthwatch Sutton have released a report on their findings from a 2018 survey which questioned over 5000 young people in the borough about their mental health needs.

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Government Has No Idea on NHS Funding for No-Deal

In response to Lib Dem questioning about special funding available to prop up Government departments in the case of No-Deal, the Government are keeping schtum.

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Meaningless Timeline for Meaningful Vote

The Government have indicated that the Prime Minister will wait until the end of the month before Parliament has another chance to reject the Government’s disastrous deal and take control of the Brexit process.

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Home Office Scheme Wastes Time and Money for EU Citizens

Thanks to the Home Office’s new EU Settlement Scheme, EU citizens in Carshalton and Wallington could face a 22.8 mile round trip to register for settled status by 30 June 2021, or earlier in the case of a No-Deal.

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Brake Supports #BankNotesOfColour

Tom has joined cross-party representatives, and Liberal Democrats Baroness Ros Scott and Baroness Floella Benjamin in signing a letter requesting that the Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, makes sure an ethnic minority person is on the next British banknote.

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Brake - A Backer of Children’s Mental Health Week

Tom Brake MP joined Action for Children, the children’s mental health charity, at the parliamentary launch in Westminster of their Build Sound Minds campaign in advance of Children’s Mental Health Week.

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Brake Pushes Bill for Referendum on Withdrawal Agreement

On Wednesday, Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake presented a Private Member’s Bill to Parliament, requiring a referendum to be held. The referendum would contain the option for the UK to stay in the EU or to implement the PM’s deal. His bill also required the Prime Minister to request an extension of the two-year negotiation period to provide time for the People’s Vote.

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