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Julian Brazier welcomes British aid in the Middle East

Canterbury and Whitstable MP Julian Brazier has urged the Government to build on its work in Syria and vulnerable neighbouring nations in the Middle East. During PMQs in the Commons yesterday, Mr Brazier asked the Prime Minister to use the support in Syria as a model for nearby Lebanon and Jordan.

Julian Brazier stresses opposition to new pylons

Julian Brazier, MP for Canterbury and Whitstable, has written to National Grid to express his opposition to the Richborough Connection Project, which would see lines of 150 foot high pylons crossing the Kent countryside. He has also written in similar terms to Thanet District Council, opposing the planning application they have submitted.

MP for Canterbury meets blind veterans at special tea party

Julian Brazier MP for Canterbury and Whitstable, joined blind veterans at a special House of Commons tea party held by Blind Veterans UK (formerly St Dunstan’s) – the charity for vision impaired ex-Servicemen and women to celebrate its Tarts for Troops fundraising campaign.

Cuts must not undermine defence commitments

Canterbury MP Julian Brazier has warned about the threat from further cuts to Britain’s Armed Forces. During Defence Questions in the Commons yesterday Mr Brazier pointed out that Britain’s role was made more important by the planned reduced commitments of the United States.

Summer Supper with the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP

We are delighted that Greg Clark has accepted our invitation to speak at this event, and this will be a great opportunity to ask questions of a key member of the Government. Greg is Financial Secretary to the Treasury and is MP for Tunbridge Wells.

Deport hate preachers

Canterbury and Whitstable MP Julian Brazier has called for judges to deport hate preachers who fuel violent extremism. In a question to the Prime Minister in the Commons yesterday, Mr Brazier said judges hearing deportation cases should remember their duty to uphold British law.

Keep giant electricity pylons away from our local countryside

Canterbury and Whitstable MP Julian Brazier has called for more protection of the local countryside against large electricity pylons. Mr Brazier wrote to the Minister of State for Energy, Michael Fallon, today requesting he back Liam Fox’s amendments to the Energy Bill, which would better protect the natural landscape from giant pylons.

Keep giant electricity pylons away from our local countryside

Canterbury and Whitstable MP Julian Brazier has called for more protection of the local countryside against large electricity pylons. Mr Brazier wrote to the Minister of State for Energy, Michael Fallon, today requesting he back Liam Fox’s amendments to the Energy Bill, which would better protect the natural landscape from giant pylons.

Julian Brazier seeks protection for Christian teachers

Canterbury MP Julian Brazier entered the gay marriage debate in the Commons yesterday to seek safeguards for teachers. Speaking in favour of a series of amendments, Mr Brazier intervened to question what would happen under the same sex marriage laws if a teacher expressed a Christian view of marriage to students.

Human Rights

Parliament makes laws. Judges interpret them. It seems simple enough. But we currently have one area in which the courts are misconstruing Parliament’s intentions – the deportation of foreign criminals under the Human Rights Act. The most high profile of these is Abu Qatada, who has foiled the efforts of successive Home Secretaries to return him to Jordan. But there are plenty of other examples of criminals, from rapists and murderers to burglars and hit-and-run drivers, who we cannot deport because they claim deportation goes against their human rights.