There are a number of major sporting events that are free to view but the Champions League is not one. Last week I raised my concerns with the Leader of the Commons.
I was pleased by the supportive words put forward by the Leader of the House and I hope that we can move away from great sporting events being only accessible to those who can afford extra subscription fees. It is wrong that great events, such as Liverpool’s Champion League final later this month, can only be watched if you fork over money to BT Sport or travel to Kiev.
I have been working with my constituent for some time now to shed light on the Royal Bank of Scotland scandal which saw many viable small and medium sized businesses put into insolvency.
Twice a debate was scheduled in Parliament on this important matter and twice it was cancelled at short notice. It is vital that we have the chance to raise our deeply held concerns on the running of this still publicly owned bank and ensure justice for those who faced RBS in this scandal.
Remembrance Sunday is always an important moment in the year where we have the opportunity to commemorate the sacrifice made by those who have fought for our country and for freedom.
This year marks the centenary since the end of the First World War and I have tabled an Early Day Motion calling on the Government to support calls for retail shops to remain closed until after midday. This would allow retail workers the time to join their communities and loved ones in remembering those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
I have written to the Leader of the Commons and I look forward to the Government’s response.
On Tuesday, the Leader of the House, David Liddington MP, gave a statement to the House of Commons that the Prime Minister will be seeking to ask the Commons to support a motion for a snap election – breaking the promise that she made seven times to the British public that she would not call a snap election. Citing how the country needs stability to face the issues before us.
I asked the Leader of the House if he could confirm to the House that if the two-thirds majority of the House the Government need to call a snap General Election is not made at what point will it call a vote of no confidence in itself – which is the only way for Parliament to be dissolved if the two-thirds majority is not reached.
The Leader of the House didn’t seemed to have thought about this and just reiterated that he hoped that two-thirds of the House would vote for the Prime Ministers huge U-turn and broken promise to the people of Delyn.