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John Baron MP slams High Court Brexit Decision

November 3, 2016
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MP says lawyers and Parliamentarians must respect referendum result Today the High Court ruled that the Government must hold a Parliamentary vote on the decision to invoke Article 50, setting aside the Royal Prerogative. The Government is appealing against the ruling, meaning the Supreme Court will consider the issue next month. John said, “The...
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John Baron MP welcomes positive economic news

October 27, 2016
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MP says ‘Project Fear’ a busted flush This morning data was released showing that the economy has grown 0.5% since the vote to leave the European Union. This is despite many predictions by the Treasury, banks and economists before the referendum that a vote to leave would certainly lead to a recession by the...
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John Baron MP welcomes South Green Post Office Refurbishment

October 21, 2016
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MP encourages residents to submit to consultation The Post Office has recently proposed some changes to the South Green Post Office following its forthcoming refurbishment. These include integrating the Post Office within a retail counter, longer opening hours and Sunday openings, alongside the loss of some services which will continue to be available at...
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John Baron MP supports Parliamentary debate on BHS

October 21, 2016
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MP says Philip Green must plug pension fund hole Yesterday the House of Commons held a debate following the recent publication of a joint Select Committee report into the collapse of British Home Stores (BHS). Having raised this issue with the Government in Parliament on 25th April, John Baron MP signed yesterday’s motion. John...
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John Baron MP visits St Peter’s Primary School, Billericay

October 21, 2016
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John Baron MP visits St Peter’s Primary School, Billericay

MP meets the newspaper club students John Baron MP addressed the after school newspaper club at St Peter’s Primary School in Billericay where he answered questions tabled by 15 students from the club. The club are hoping to publish their own newspaper by the end of this year as their current entries appear on...
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John Baron MP questions Foreign Secretary on business post-Brexit

October 18, 2016
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MP criticises pessimists who talk country down During Foreign and Commonwealth Office Questions this morning, John Baron MP asked the Foreign Secretary, “Given that 170-odd countries outside the EU trade successfully with it – some having trade deals, some not – what does he say to those pessimists who continue to talk the country...
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John Baron MP secures Westminster Hall cancer debate

October 14, 2016
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MP says earlier diagnosis good for both patients and NHS On Tuesday (18th October), John Baron MP will lead a Westminster Hall debate on ‘Earlier Cancer Diagnosis and NHS Finances’. The debate will highlight the significant cost savings to the NHS of earlier diagnosis, as late-stage aggressive treatments are more costly, as well as...
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John Baron MP urges the Foreign Secretary to be cautious on Syria

October 13, 2016
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MP raises Brexit and Syria in Foreign Affairs Session Today the Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, gave evidence on ‘developments in UK foreign policy’ to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee. John Baron MP has been a member of the Committee since 2010. During the session, John asked, “Despite the talk from alarmists...
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John Baron MP slams ‘Remoaners’ over Brexit

October 12, 2016
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MP says no need for Article 50 vote Today in the House of Commons, Labour is using its Opposition Day debate to push for greater Parliamentary scrutiny over Britain’s exit from the European Union, but in its motion has stopped short of calling for a vote on Article 50. The Government has accepted the...
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John Baron MP raises cancer at Health Questions

October 11, 2016
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MP highlights earlier diagnosis is beneficial for patients and taxpayers During Health Questions today in the House of Commons, John Baron MP raised the importance of earlier diagnosis of cancer. John has been the Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer since 2009. John asked, “What steps his Department is taking to model...
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