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  • Weekly Round-Up
    The Government’s Northern Ireland Protocol Bill started its journey through Parliament this week. This Bill has been widely condemned as it will see the UK stepping back from international law to break commitments made with our global partners. This is a dangerous game being played by the UK Government. A key part of the Belfast/Good Friday agreement, which no one seems to want to mention but which has always been important for bringing peace […]
  • Karin Smyth MP supports measures to end the UK Tory Government’s incompetent management of the country
    Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, this week supported measures proposed by the Labour Party Treasury team to end the Tory Government’s backlog Britain. During an Opposition Day debate the Labour Party demonstrated how after 12 years of government the Tory Party has run Britain into the ground. People are having to wait excruciating lengths of time for everything including passports, driving licences, airport queues and court trials. Public […]
  • Weekly Round-Up
    Another busy week which was kicked off with a Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (PACAC). This inquiry focused on how international arrangements could be effectively scrutinised in the UK, now that the UK has left the EU. We heard from Professor Lorand Bartels MBE, a professor of International Law and Trinity Hall, Cambridge and Professor Malgosia Fitzmaurice, a professor of Public International Law at Queen Mary […]
  • Karin Smyth MP praises the contributions of UK Armed Forces on Armed Forces Day
    To mark Armed Forces Day on Saturday 25 June, Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, has praised the contributions of UK Armed Forces in defending communities at home and abroad. From deployments abroad in response to the invasion of Ukraine to deployments at home during the Covid-19 pandemic, our Armed Forces are essential to our national defence, our national resilience and our national NATO obligations. The Tory Government has left our Armed […]
  • Karin Smyth MP’s ‘Money Matters’ event returns to support local people through the cost of living crisis
    Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, is holding a ‘Money Matters’ event next month to support constituents who are struggling with the cost of living crisis. The event is free for all to attend, with local experts on hand to talk to local residents about any money questions they may have, from tax credits, to pensions, benefits, Universal Credit to Government schemes. Experts from groups such as South Bristol Advice Services, Warmer Homes Advice […]
  • Weekly Round-Up
    On Monday I was pleased to attend an event run by the Menopause Mandate, a group of women from all walks of life who share a common interest in perimenopause and menopause. We have heard a lot in recent years about the impact of the menopause on women and the relative lack of support that is available to them, especially in workplaces. We risk losing so much capacity and expertise from women who feel their workplaces are no longer comfortable […]
  • Weekly Round-Up
    This week the spotlight was firmly on the Conservative Party. Their no confidence vote in the Prime Minister dominated headlines and that was only turbo-charged when 41% of his party voted against him. This means that out of 650 MPs in Parliament only 211 have confidence in Johnson’s premiership. A damning indictment on a Prime Minister that drifts from crisis to crisis. Whilst Tory MPs navel gaze and bicker the rest of us were working hard to […]