Philip regularly writes for local publications including the Shropshire Star, Ludlow Advertiser and Bridgnorth Journal as well as a monthly piece for several parish magazines.
Parliament’s return next week takes up where we left off before Christmas, with the opportunity for MPs to conclude debate with the ‘Meaningful Vote’ on the EU Withdrawal Agreement. This will be but the start in the New Year of what will be several months of Brexit continuing to dominate the political and news agenda, as we approach the deadline for leaving the EU on 29th March.
Two weeks ago I visited the Accident & Emergency department and Women’s and Children Centre at Princess Royal Hospital in Telford, to see first-hand how SaTH were responding to the recent CQC report, which identified clear improvements required to continue to ensure patient safety.
I have always taken the view our negotiations with the EU would be extremely complex since we are exiting treaties built up over 45 years, difficult to do given the fact we have 27 counter-parties, and impossible to satisfy everyone, not least since the nation was so divided in the 2016 referendum.