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Articles

John writes a fortnightly column for The Weston & Somerset Mercury as Weston-Super-Mare's MP, provides articles for numerous local and national publications, and is regularly interviewed by these avenues too. Copies of these articles and interviews are below:



Protecting Weston's soul...

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In his fortnightly Mercury column, John talks about why he opposes the Cribbs Causeway plans...

 

Telegraph: Phillip Hammond's Budget needs to invest for tomorrow, not just live for today

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In an article for The Telegraph John discusses the need for Phillip Hammond's budget to be forward thinking, which would be seen as a break from convention as most economists agree that Britain is worse at long-term planning than almost everybody else...

 

Mercury Article: The stigma of mental illness...

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In an article for the Weston Mercury, John Penrose writes about the stigma of mental illness and how change is coming, thank goodness...

 

Bristol Post Article: Well that didn't take long, did it....

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Well that didn’t take long, did it? Those of you with longer memories might vaguely recall me saying that I was having a hard time dealing with Donald Trump’s abusive style of campaigning in the run-up to their Presidential Election, but that we’d all have to live with it if he became President...

 

The Telegraph: Labour and the Lords will meddle and delay – but few will really dare to block Article 50

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In an article for The Daily Telegraph, John writes about the unnecessary delays that Labour and the Lords could cause to Article 50, but how - as democrats at heart - very few would dare block it...

 

Brexit Central: Ministers should fast track legislation to deliver an Article 50 Act within days

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Last June the people gave their verdict in a vote that attracted the highest turnout for a quarter of a century. More people voted for Brexit than for anything in British democratic history, ever.

 

Conservative Home: Why post-Brexit Britain will need a sovereign wealth fund

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In an article for Conservative Home, John talks about how Brexit creates a crucial moment for Britain; an inflexion point where we have an opportunity to ask ourselves fundamental questions for the first time in many years...

 

Mercury Article: What projects should we look for in Weston during 2017?

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In his article for the Weston Mercury, John speaks about what might be in store for Weston during 2017...

 

Mercury Article: Can 2017 be a bit more normal please?

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In his article for the Weston Mercury, John talks about the need to pull together in 2017 and put the difficult 2016 - that divided regions (Hinkley/Heathrow), nations (Brexit) and the world (Trump) - behind us...

 

We shouldn't let ticket touts milk loyal fans...

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In his article for The Bristol Evening Post, John discusses the completely unfair ticket touts who are using bots to buy up tickets for sell out events...

 
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