Opinions

I welcome the new Domestic Abuse Commissioner

Domestic abuse is not just a scourge on society, it was fatal to 173 people last year - five year high. That is an appalling statistic and we must do everything we can to reduce this shocking total. The number of killings is merely the start of it.

Economy and employment

Ensuring the opportunity of employment for everyone is crucial not only for our economy but so families can support themselves.

Knife crime

As knife crime increases within our communities, I was pleased to hear that police will be given greater powers to use Stop and Search in the areas worst affected by knife crime so we can take weapons off our streets. 

Facts and Emotions

Rupert writes for his colleague Ulrike Trebesius MEP, a fellow member of the ECR Group from Germany.