Will the Broxtowe MP be tuning in to the Moggcast?
The Somerset MP discusses leaving the EU with Prof Anand Menon and Paul Goodman.
If I didn’t work full-time in politics, I wouldn’t know that this Police Commissioner poll is taking place.
Where I am in sympathy and where I’m not with the protagonists in the Parris/Goodman debate.
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter In my series profiling groups of Tory MPs, most groups I've looked at have been mostly or wholly composed of 2010 intake MPs. The next group is bit different, as it was founded more than 25 years ago. The No Turning Back group has a proud history of celebrating and […]
by Paul Goodman 2.45pm Update: Dominic Grieve, the Attorney General, has said that if necessary he will issue a notice to remind the media of their obligation to coverage the murder inquiry fairly. Mark Wallace has written a superlative post on Crash Bang Wallace about the media's reporting in relation to Chris Jeffries. He rightly […]
I wrote last November about the lack of Labour backbenchers willing to support their Government’s Queen’s speech in the Commons. Rob Wilson blogged earlier about the unwillingness of recent ex-Ministers to speak in the Commons. A few weeks ago, Jonathan noted that no Labour speaker supported the Fiscal Responsibility Bill – a flagship Government measure […]
Paul Goodman recently announced his surprise decision to stand down as MP for Wycombe at the next election after just two terms in the Commons. He uses an article in today's Daily Mail to explain that it is the fall of the "citizen MP" and rise of a "taxpayer-dependent political class" which lies behind his […]
This article appears in the Bucks Free Press and has also been submitted to ConservativeHome.com. Last week, the Daily Telegraph cleared me from its enquiries into the MPs’ expenses scandal – describing my housing bills as “modest”. But I’ve no intention of hiding behind its brief and benign summary. Today, I’m giving the Bucks Free […]
One for the localists amongst you: there were oral questions on communities and local government yesterday. Monmouth MP and pugilist David Davies asked about the Government's programme to tackle violent extremism, a topic which Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government Paul Goodman has also been pursuing. "David T.C. Davies: When I last raised this […]
I reported yesterday that Shadow Communities Minister Paul Goodman was being stonewalled over the details of funding for the "violent extremism pathfinder fund". Mr Goodman and Alan Duncan (Shadow Leader of the House of Commons) both raised the issue at Business Questions today. Mr Duncan asked the Leader of the House of Commons (Harriet Harman): […]
Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government Paul Goodman made a point of order in the House of Commons this afternoon which is well worth a detailed look. "Mr. Paul Goodman (Wycombe) (Con): On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. As you are aware, the preventing violent extremism pathfinder fund distributes more than £70 million […]
Paul Goodman, Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government, yesterday addressed the issue of Holocaust Memorial Day, which was on 27 January. "The debate is necessarily sombre, and as the Minister said, each year it is one in which party politics is irrelevant. Each year, we probe the causes of the horror of the holocaust, […]
Shadow Minister for Local Communities and Government, Paul Goodman, has been raising the issue of Muslim Arbitration Tribunals. Yesterday he said in the House of Commons: "I make no apology for returning to the implications for community cohesion and local government of sharia courts in the UK, a matter on which the new Minister quite […]
At Business Questions in the Commons yesterday a succession of Conservative MPs exposed the failure of ministers to answer their questions in a timely way. Andrew Selous MP: "What guidance is in place on acceptable response times for Ministers to reply to hon. Members’ letters?" Chris Bryant MP, The Deputy Leader of the House of […]