Articles tagged Keith Simpson:

Keith Simpson's Summer 2019 Reading List

  • 10 Jul 2019

By Keith Simpson MP We live in a time without precedent with all the old political certainties challenged and the reputation of politicians at an all time low.  Exhausted by Brexit and the failure to deliver MPs are nervous and skittish with the Conservatives electing a new...

My Ideal Dinner Party Guests

  • 12 Feb 2019

I was talking to someone the other day about the demise of the dinner party. And it set me thinking. If I held a dinner party for sixteen people in politics who I know, who would I invite to guarantee the sparkiest conversation? Anyway, this is the list I came up with... ...

Keith Simpson's Christmas 2018 Reading List For His Fellow MPs (And You!)

  • 5 Dec 2018

This guide to interesting books published this autumn has been compiled at a time of great crisis over the future of the Brexit agreement, the ability of the Prime Minister to continue and a Parliament and nation divided. Thirty years ago the late Julian Critchley, MP for Ald...

Six Weeks in the Autumn - My Very Personal Diary From 2002

  • 21 Sep 2018

I was trying to find a database file on my laptop earlier, and stumbled across a Word file called ‘Diary’ from November 2002. I opened it out of curiosity and found 7,000 words from a diary I clearly kept over six weeks from the autumn of that year. Suffice to say, it brought ...

Keith Simpson's Summer Reading List Recommendations

  • 16 Jul 2018

By Keith Simpson MP What a contrast between the Commons and Lords. MPs have been grumbling about the paucity of legislation and votes and the Lords the very opposite. We endure a Parliament that is totally and utterly dominated by Brexit and the divisions and rivalries that e...

My Election Night on 'Play Radio'

  • 5 Jun 2009

Getting up at 5.15am, whizzing down to College Green to do Sky News Sunrise and then driving for two hours to Arundel was perhaps not the ideal preparation to present what turned out to be a nine hour marathon election programme. And due to traffic I was late. However, we g...

A Supermarket Tale of Two Norfolk MPs

  • 26 Jul 2008

Norwich North Labour MP Ian Gibson was on the Today Programme this morning bemoaning the fact that he now gets shouted at in supermarkets by angry constituents and it's all Gordon Brown's fault. Later on this morning, Mid Norfolk Tory MP Keith Simpson was dragooned into sho...

A Weekend of Different Experiences

  • 1 Feb 2004

On Friday afternoon I held a pensions forum with David Willetts, which went very well indeed. He's such an expert on the subject. It's a hugely important issue in North Norfolk and we invited a range of pensioner groups to participate. I am appalled that the EDP, despite sendi...