The Prime Minister outlines her Brexit approach
The Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Prime Minister
The Sunday Times
Sunday 13th May 2018
Trust me, I’ll take back control — but I’ll need your help
Amid all the noisy debate and technical discussions about our departure from the European Union, I want to take this opportunity to remind the British public of my mission in the negotiations. Brexit provides the opportunity to build a new relationship with the EU where we are close trading partners and strong allies but with the British government in control of our laws, our immigration policy and how taxpayers’ money is spent.
As an MP much of my time was spent in debates in Parliament or immersed in casework, but there was also the opportunity of dipping into the fantastic library in the House of Commons, I therefore had time to read several accounts of our Windrush arrivals, and those that preceded them – I particularly enjoyed the Trevor Phillips book where he interviewed and followed the lives of many individuals and their experiences.
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On knife crime, you must and you CAN do more Mr Mayor.
As I write this, sixty young people have lost their lives this year. Sixty families grieving. This cannot go on.
As the previous Deputy Mayor of London, I saw at first-hand how you can tackle this problem. When Boris was Mayor he inherited a murder rate of over 21 young people a year (2008) from Ken Livingstone.
Broadband in Kensington
Meeting with the Minister to discuss the urgent need to improve Broadband access in Kensington.
Local meeting was held at the Town Hall with Councillors, Openreach team from BT and Tony Devenish from the GLA. All residents urgently need good broadband. Cllr Matthew Palmer also led a resident meeting to improve these services with representatives from BT.
Notting Hill Carnival
I am absolutely devastated by this dreadful fire, as we all are. I have visited the local voluntary centres on a number of occasions in order to help as I know have many of you. The community’s response has been amazing.