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Conor Burns rss

Protesters campaign for an EU referendum. Picture: Getty.

Take it from a eurosceptic: Adam Afriyie’s plan won’t give the British people a say

6 October 2013 13:25

I shared the surprise of most Conservative colleagues when I read Adam Afriyie’s proposed amendment to the European Referendum Bill currently going through Parliament. I thought in recent months we… Continue reading

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The public would find an eye watering £10,000 pay increase for MPs unacceptable

10 July 2013 18:36

It has often been said that there is no perfect time for an increase in MPs’ pay. If that is true then surely now would be the most imperfect time.… Continue reading

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Nigel Farage campaigning. Picture: PA

Voters hold Ukip to a different standard: there is no point in attacking their people or their policies

29 April 2013 9:36

Some of the coverage of the background and views of UKIP local election candidates has been met with a glee born of a belief that it might be the silver… Continue reading

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Turnout for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections was predictably and avoidably low, Conor Burns MP says. Image: Getty

Why I regret voting for the Bill that introduced PCCs

19 November 2012 10:47

So much has been written about the lead up to, and the fall-out from, last week’s elections for Police and Crime Commissioners that it seems almost futile to try to… Continue reading

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