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Julian Knight's Westminster Diary, 05/11/18

Last week Philip Hammond presented this year’s Budget to the House of Commons. It’s one of biggest Parliamentary events of the year, and there were several important announcements which I know will be very welcome here in Solihull.

Julian Knight's Westminster Diary, 12/10/18

One of the things which has really struck me about politics is something I first learned as a journalist: how vitally important it is to translate abstract facts and statistics into meaningful stories.

Julian Knight's Westminster Diary, 04/10/18

In my previous career as a consumer rights and personal finance journalist, a big part of my job was making economic stories interesting and accessible to everybody.

Julian Knight's Westminster Diary, 14/09/18

Last week, the Government announced that the West Midlands has won a UK-wide competition to be the first major national testbed for 5G mobile broadband technology.

Julian Knight's Westminster Diary, 30/08/18

I was very interested to learn last week that Transport for the West Midlands are bringing forward their plans to create a new, high-speed ‘Sprint’ bus route between Solihull, the city centre, and the airport.

Julian Knight's Westminster Diary, 23/08/18

One of the things at very heart of British democracy is our sense of fair play. Unlike elections in some other countries, such as the United States, we have always imposed reasonable limits on what campaigns can do and spend during elections.