Every day, 55 elephants are killed by poachers; their tusks sliced from their skulls, and the ivory sold to the highest bidder. Without immediate action, there is the real risk that the elephant could soon go the way of the northern white rhino: hunted to extinction.
Monday: Long meeting with the manufacturers organisation, car-makers, food producers, digital companies, there’s still a mass of work to do to make sure our manufacturing industry continues to be strong through Brexit.
Despite the heavy snow, the Brexit negotiations continued apace this week. This is a very complex negotiation and the Prime Ministers speech helped to firm up some more detail for the next stages of talks.
Monday Early start talking to BBC Essex about the sad story of a man, Mr O’Connor, who has died whilst sleeping rough in Chelmsford. I am on the radio with Rob Saggs who runs the charity CHESS which helps homeless people. Off to London for a long meeting with MPs and Train experts about the f
Monday Year in Westminster starts with a bang - reshuffle day and debate on new Customs and Trade bill. As a new MP I’m not expecting any promotion but good to talk on the customs debate, even if it was at 10pm! Lots of devil in the detail when it comes to trade - it’s so important.
The Parliamentary year ended with a flurry of activity in Westminster. The police minister announced new rules for funding, the health team introduced a new package of winter support for the NHS and the environment minister has been taking actions to protect the oceans.
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