9 July 2014: Daily Mail: PM Backs Dom’s call for Strike Law Reform

PM puts Dom’s campaign for strike law reform in next Conservative manifesto, as reported here.

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3 July 2014: Daily Mail: Dom calls for Greater Access to Independent Schools

Dom backs calls to open up independent schools on a meritocratic basis to bright youngsters of modest means, as reported here.

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24 June 2014: Daily Telegraph: Dom calls for Reform of Stamp Duty

Dom calls for reform of stamp duty, as reported here.

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14 June 2014: Daily Express: Dom Launches The Meritocrat’s Manifesto

Dom launches The Meritocrat’s Manifesto, as reported here.

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12 June 2014: Daily Telegraph: Dom calls for debate on Secret Trials

Dom calls for a debate on ‘secret trials’, as reported here.

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30 May 2014: The Independent: Dom Questions EU ruling on internet freedom

Dom warns about the implications of the latest ECJ ruling on internet freedoms, as reported here.

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27 May 2014: The Guardian: Dom Responds to UKIP Success

Writing in The Guardian, Dom sets out how the Conservatives should respond to UKIP, here.

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23 May 2014: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom Welcomes Conservative Gain in Local Elections

Dom welcomes Conservative success in the local elections, as reported here.

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18 May 2014: Sunday Telegraph: Dom Welcomes Local Deportation Success

Dom welcomes deportation of man who killed Esher waiter, as reported here.

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22 April 2014: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom Hosts Open Local Meetings with Residents

Dom hosts a series of local public meetings, to hear from residents, as reported here.

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18 April 2014: Daily Mail: Dom calls for Stamp Duty Reform

Dom makes the case for cutting stamp duty, here.

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20 March 2014: BBC: Dom Appears on BBC’s Question Time

Dom takes part in BBC’s Question Time here.

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20 February 2014: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom Reviews Plans for new Cobham free school

Dom scrutinises plans for a new free school in Cobham on greenbelt here.

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18 February 2014: The Independent: Dom Defends ‘Whole Life’ Prison Terms

Dom argues that life should mean life for the most dangerous criminals, here.

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4 February 2014: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom Joins 100th Birthday Celebration in Walton

Dom joins Jim Turner to celebrate his 100th birthday in Walton, here.

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29 January 2014: Get Surrey: Dom Joins Launch of new CAB office

Dom joins opening of the new Citizens Advice bureau office in Walton, launched by Princess Anne, here.

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29 January 2014: Daily Mail: Dom Makes the Case for Deportation Reform

Dom makes the case for reforming UK deportation rules here.

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3 December 2013: Get Surrey: Dom Turns on Esher’s Christmas Lights

Dom joins the Esher Business Guild and local residents to turn on the Esher Christmas lights, here.

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1 December 2013: Mail on Sunday: Dom Makes the Case for a Tax-cutting Agenda

Dom makes the case for cutting debt and taxes before the autumn statement, here.

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11 November 2013: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom Joins Remembrance Sunday in Esher

Dom joins Remembrance Sunday in Esher, here.

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31 October 2013: The Guardian: Dom Questions Scale of Big Brother Surveillance

Dom questions the scale and oversight of Big Brother surveillance and Parliamentary scrutiny, here.

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22 October 2013: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom Opens Affordable Homes in Thames Ditton

Dom joins Elmbridge borough council and the Rosemary Simmonds Housing Trust to open a new block of affordable homes in Thames Ditton, here.

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21 October 2013: Evening Standard: Dom makes the case for affordable tax cuts

Dom makes the case for deeper government spending cuts, to pay for tax cuts for the lower paid and middle classes here.

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3 October 2013: Daily Mail: Dom Criticises Strasbourg Court

Dom criticises the Strasbourg Court over its campaign to impose prisoner voting on the UK, here.

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19 September 2013: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom Speaks At Walton Charity Event

Dom backs Walton Charity’s local community grants scheme, here.

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16 September 2013: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom Supports Love Your Library Day

Dom supports the re-launch of Molesey library here.

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4 September: City AM: Dom Highlights Scale of UK Brain Drain

Dom highlights the scale of the UK brain drain with new research, here.

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28 August 2013: ITV: Dom Cautions against UK intervention in Syria

Dom cautions over military action in Syria here.

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20 August: Daily Telegraph: Dom Assesses the Miranda case and Balcome Protests

Dom writes about the Miranda case and anti-fracking protests here.

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17 August 2013: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom Welcomes Fall in Local Jobless Count

Dom welcomes the fall in local unemployment across Elmbridge here.

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14 August 2013: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom Welcomes Celebrates Fund-raising Success

Dom welcomes the Esher Neighbourhood Fund raising 100,000 here.

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26 May 2013: Sunday Times: Dom Cautions against Embroilment in Syria

Dom argues against military intervention in the Syrian civil war here.

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25 May 2013: Radio 4: Dom Discusses ‘Quality’ of UK Laws

Dom discusses the quality of law-making on Radio 4 here.

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20 May 2013: Surrey Advertiser: Dom Calls for Fairer Local Funding

Dom calls for fairer local funding for services in Elmbridge, given latest data on the amount of income tax paid by the borough, as reported here.

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20 May 2013: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom Joins Elmbridge Young Persons Awards

Dom helps present the awards at the annual Elmbridge Young Persons Awards, as reported here.

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13 May 2013: Daily Telegraph: Dom calls for Reform at Home as well as in Brussels

Dom argues the need for EU remegotiation must not blind us to home-grown economic problems here.

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5 May 2013: Sunday Telegraph: Dom calls for Deportation Reform

Dom calls for deportation reform, in the light of successful appeals by convicted foreign rioters here.

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29 April 2013: Panorama: Dom Calls for Targeted Sanctions on Dirty Money

Speaking on BBC’s Panorama, here, Dom calls for targeted sanctions to prevent dirty money being laundered through the UK.

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28 April 2013: Sunday Telegraph: Dom Calls for Reform of Deportation Regime

Dom presses for deportation reform, to prevent spurious human rights challenges, as reported here.

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26 April 2013: Daily Telegraph/ The Spectator: Dom Questions Snoopers’ Charter Proposals

Dom coordinates Conservative opposition to new surveillance proposals, as reported here and here.

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18 April 2013: Surrey Advertiser: Dom Stands up for Local Democracy

Dom defends local democracy over controversial development planning conditions for the Jolly Boatman site, as reported here.

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15 April 2013: Evening Standard: Dom Calls for Less Laws, More Enforcement

Writing in the London Evening Standard here, Dom calls for less hyperactive legislation, and more robust enorcement of existing laws.

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28 March 2013: The Times: Dom Criticises Lack of Political Will on Abu Qatada Deportation

Writing in The Times here, Dom criticises the array of excuses for not deporting Abu Qatada.

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22 March 2013: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom Calls Debate on South West Trains

Dom raises questions in Parliament, concerning the value for money of local rail services, as reported here.

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20 March 2013: Daily Telegraph: Dom Supports Extending Tax Breaks to Stay at Home Mums and Dads

Dom supports extend tax breaks for working families to cover stay at home Mums and Dads, as reported here.

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14 March 2013: Daily Express: Dom Calls for review of Excessive Use of Spot Fines

Dom criticises excessive use of spot penalty fines, as reported here.

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9 March 2013: Sunday Telegraph: Dom Calls for Deportation Reform

Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Dom makes the case for limiting human rights appeals by jailed foreign criminals against deportation orders. You can read the article here.

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5 March 2013: The Times: Dom Calls for Limits on Benefits Tourism

Dom makes the case for limited benefits tourism within the EU here.

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18 February 2013: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom Joins local Parade to Honour Troops

Dom joins Esher parade to welcome troops back from Afghanistan, as reported here.

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18 February 2013: Financial Times: Dom Writes about Debt and Growth

Writing here, Dom calls for cuts in state spending, business taxes and red-tape to spur growth and avoid a debt time bomb.

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17 February 2013: Daily Telegraph: Dom Calls for new law on Deportation

Dom calls for a new Borders Act to facilitate deportation of foreign criminals, as reported here.

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6 February 2013: The Guardian: Dom Writes about Social Fairness

Writing in The Guardian, here, Dom makes the case for a ‘meritocrat’s manifesto’.

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28 January 2013: Surrey Comet: Dom Highlights Local Dip in Unemployment

Dom welcomes the dip in local unemployment figures, as reported here.

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18 January 2013: Daily Mail:Dom Highlights Scale of Foreign Criminals Using Human Rights to Escape Deportation

Dom continues to press for deportation reform, as reported here.

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14 January 2013: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom Opens Claygate Martial Arts Center

Dom opens the newly launched Claygate Martial Arts Center, as reported here.

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12 January 2013: Daily Telegraph: Dom Highlights Inefficient Green Subsidies

Dom highlights scale of inefficient and costly green subsidies, as reported here.

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9 January 2013: Daily Telegraph: Dom Highlights Risks of EU Data-sharing Scheme

Dom highlights the financial and privacy risks in relation to an EU data-sharing scheme applicable to all UK citizens, as reported here.

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8 January 2013: Daily Telegraph: Dom Calls for Tax Breaks for Working Families

Dom welcomes proposed tax breaks for working Mums to help with childcare costs, but calls for recognition of the role of stay at home Mums and Dads, as reported here.

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26 December 2012: Daily Telegraph: Dom Continues Campaign For Extradition Reform

Dom continues to press for extradition reform to protect British citizens, as reported here.

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23 December 2012: Sunday Telegraph: Dom Calls for Cuts of Highly Paid Bureaucrats

Dom argues for cuts in bureaucrats earning six figure sums, as reported here.

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21 December 2012: Daily Mail: Dom Campaigns against a Snoopers Charter

Dom writes to the Home Secretary, backed by 40 Conservative MPs, criticising Home Office plans for mass surveillance. You can read the reporting here.

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19 December 2012: City AM: Dom on the Energy Bill

Dom writes for City AM on the case for an environmental policy that makes wider economic sense. You can read it here.

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11 December 2012: The Independent: Dom Calls for Re-Think on Snooping Law

Dom calls for a re-think of snooping law, here.

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5 December 2012: The Guardian: Dom Responds to Mini-Budget

Dom responds to the Chancellor’s autumn statement, here.

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30 November 2012: The Times: Dom Calls for UK Magnitsky Law

Writing in The Times, Dom calls for UK asset freezes and visa bans against those responsible for torture and other international crimes, here.

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28 November 2012: ITV: Dom Welcomes Victory for Common Sense in O’Dwyer Extradition Case

Dom welcomes O’Dwyer victory for common sense and calls for extradition reform, here.

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28 November 2012: Daily Telegraph: Dom Defends Free Speech

Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Dom defends free speech and cautions against statutory press regulation, here.

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22 November 2012: BBC: Dom Discusses Prisoner Voting

Dom debates prisoner voting with Shami Chakrabati on the BBC here.

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18 November 2012: Sunday Telegraph: Dom Calls on Parliament to defy Strasbourg

Dom calls on fellow MPs to defy the Strasbourg Court and re-affirm the UK ban on prisoner voting, here.

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12 November 2012: Daily Mail: Dom Criticises Excessive Use of Spot Fines

Dom criticises the excessive use of spot fines to treat the public as a cash cow here.

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28 October 2012: The Sunday Telegraph: Dom Argues for Repatriation of EU Crime Policy

Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Dom calls for repatriation of EU crime and policing policy, here.

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25 October 2012: The Daily Mail: Dom Argues Against Prisoner Voting

Writing for the Daily Mail, Dom makes the case for refusing to give prisoners the vote here.

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17 October 2012: Index on Censorship: Dom Interviewed on Free Speech

Read Dom’s interview on free speech and the wider freedom agenda here.

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16 October 2012: Huffington Post: Dom Welcomes Extradition Reform

Dom welcomes the Home Secretary’s announcement on Gary McKinnon and extradition reform, as reported here and here.

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15 October 2012: BBC: Dom calls for repatriating EU powers on Crime and Policing

Dom debates the case for retaining UK democratic control over crime and policing here.

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10 October 2012: The Daily Telegraph: Dom Calls for Boost to UK Competitiveness

Dom makes the case for boosting UK economic competitiveness, as reported in the Daily Telegraph here.

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24 September 2012: Surrey Advertiser: Dom intervenes to support Victim of Local Crime

Dom intervenes in case of shoplifter getting off scott free, as reported here.

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23 September 2012: The Sunday Telegraph: Dom criticises EU aid priorities

Dom criticises EU aid to middle income countries, as reported here.

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22 September 2012: The Economist: Dom campaigns for Extradition Reform

Dom continues campaign for extradition reform, as reported here.

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20 September 2012: BBC: Dom is interviewed on BBC Hardtalk

Dom is interviewed on the economy, coalition, Europe and Britannia Unchained on BBC Hardtalk here.

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12 September 2012: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom holds open Public Meetings

Dom holds public meetings to hear from residents, as reported here.

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4 September 2012: Daily Telegraph: Dom writes about Work Ethic

Dom writes about work ethic for the Daily Telegraph here.

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21 August 2012: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom Supports ‘Fabulous Women’

Dom supports local group, Fabulous Women, bringing female entrepreneurs together, as reported here.

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21 August 2012: Financial Times: Dom Makes the Case to Extradite Assange to Sweden

Dom makes the case for extradition of Assange to Sweden despite Ecuador’s objections in the FT here.

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9 August 2012: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom Hosts Google Surgery for Local Businesses

Dom hosts Google online advice session for small businesses in Elmbridge, as reported here. Internet experts gave local entrepreneurs one-on-one sessions on how to boost their online presence.

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6 August 2012: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom criticises Decision not to Charge Shoplifter Caught Red-Handed

Dom calls for a more robust local prosecutorial policy, as reported here.

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5 August 2012: Daily Telegraph: Dom argues for UK contingency Planning faced with Looming Eurozone Crisis

Dom writes for the Sunday Telegraph, here, setting out the need for contingency planning given the crisis in the Eurozone.

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5 August 2012: Daily Mail: Dom argues for Extradition Reform

Dom highlights lop-sided nature of UK-US extradition arrangements, as reported here.

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27 July 2012: Daily Telegraph: Dom Makes Case for Cutting Business Taxes and Regulation

Writing in the Daily Telegraph here, Dom makes the case for cutting business taxes and red-tape to kick-start the economy.

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24 July 2012: Surrey Today: Dom Welcomes Funding for Local Sports Club

Dom welcomes funding boost for Oxshott Petanque club, as reported here.

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21 July 2012: The Economist: Dom Campaigns for a UK Magnitsky Act

Dom campaigns for targeted sanctions on state officials who commit torture and other international crimes, as reported here.

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12 July 2012: Daily Telegraph: Dom Campaigns for Human Rights Reform

Dom campaigns for human rights reform, as reported here.

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23 June 2012: Daily Telegraph: Dom Makes Case for Extradition Reform

Dom makes the case for extradition reform, highlighting the lopsided nature of the UK-US treaty and European Arrest Warrant, as reported here.

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23 June 2012: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom Joins Local Nursery Sportsday

Dom joins parents and children at Rosalita Edwrads Nursery, as reported here.

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20 June 2012: Financial Times: Dom argues for Strike Law Reform

Dom writes for the Financial Times, making the case for strike law reform here.

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20 June 2012: Daily Mail: Dom argues for Deportation Reform

Dom calls for reform to prevent deportation being undermined by spurious human rights claims, as reported here.

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15 June 2012: Elmbridge Today: Dom Joins Milbourne Lodge Centenary

Dom joins Milbourne Lodge School, Esher, to celebrate their centenary - as reported here.

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13 June 2012: Daily Telegraph: Dom argues for UK control over EU Crime and Policing

Dom campaigns for the UK to retain democratic control instead of opting into EU crime and policing measues, as reported here.

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10 June 2012: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom Joins St Andrews (Cobham) Fair

Dom joins St Andrews School, Cobham, for their summer fair - as reported here.

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1 June 2012: Elmbridge Today: Dom Opens New Claygate Clubhouse

Dom opens the new clubhouse on the Claygate Recreation Ground, as reported here.

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24 May 2012: Daily Telegraph: Dom calls for UK to stand firm against Prisoner Voting

Dom welcomes PM’s decision to defy Strasbourg on prisoner voting, as reported here.

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20 May 2012: Elmbridge Today: Dom Joins Olympic Day at Cobham ACS

Dom joins Cobham ACS for their Olympics day, as reported here.

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15 May 2012: Daily Mail: Dom calls for amendment to UK Borders Act

Dom calls for a change in the law to strengthen our capacity to deport, as reported here.

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1 May 2012: BBC: BBC Highlights Dom’s Parliamentary campaigns

The BBC highlight Dom’s Parliamentary campaigns over the last two years, as reported here.

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1 May 2012: Daily Telegraph: Dom highlights lop-sided nature of UK-US Extradition

Dom highlights data showing the lop-sided nature of extradition under the UK-US treaty, as reported here.

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27 April 2012: Elmbridge Today: Dom Joins Elmbridge Young Persons Awards

Dom presents Elmbridge Young Persons Awards, as reported here and here.

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21 April 2012: Daily Telegraph: Dom Criticises EU Data Protection Bureaucracy for Policing

Dom warns against the UK opting into a new EU Directive tying the hands of UK law enforcement, as reported here.

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15 April 2012: Sunday Telegraph: Dom Makes the Case for Human Rights Reform

Dom makes the case for a coalition ‘bargain’ on human rights reform, writing in the Sunday Telegraph here.

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13 April 2012: Surrey Herald: Dom Backs Local Start Up Businesses

Dom supports local projects in Walton designed to promote start up businesses. Read the article here.

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10 April 2012: Radio 5 Live: Dom Discusses Extradition of Abu Hamza

Dom discusses the extradition of Abu Hamza after the latest Strasbourg ruling. You can listen here, or read the report here..

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3 April 2012: Daily Telegraph: Dom Questions Case for New Surveillance Powers

Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Dom questions the case for Big Brother surveillance plans. Read the article here.

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19 March 2012: Daily Telegraph: Dom Questions Cost-efficiency of Green Subsidies

Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Dom questions the current mix of green subsidies and tariffs and calls for an environmental policy that makes economic sense. Read the article here.

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20 March 2012: The Guardian: Dom Highlights Injustice of European Arrest Warrant

Dom criticises the rough justice facing UK citizens under the European Arrest Warrant, as reported here.

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15 March 2012: Daily Telegraph: Dom Calls for Revision of new planning Guidance

Dom joins MPs calling for greater checks on development in the new planning guidance, here.

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15 March 2012: BBC: Dom Welcomes Announcement on Extradition Reform

Dom welcomes David Cameron and President Obama’s announcement on extradition rreform, as reported here.

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14 March 2012: Daily Telegraph: Dom Highlights Vulnerability of EU Data Sharing Scheme

Dom highlights the risk to UK citizens of the EU data-sharing scheme, as reported here.

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13 March 2012: Daily Mail: Dom Questions the President of the European Court of Human Rights

Dom questions Sir Nicolas Bratza, President of the Strasbourg Court, during his appearance before Parliament’s Human Rights Committee here.

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7 March 2012: BBC: Dom leads campaign for sanctions for grosss human rights abuses

Dom leads a cross-party and unanimous vote in the House of Commons calling for targeted sanctions on those who torture or commit gross human rights abuses, as reported here.

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1 March 2012: Daily Mail: Dom campaigns for Cuts to Business Red-Tape

Dom campaigns for stronger action to stem the flow of business regulation, as reported here.

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28 February 2012: BBC: Dom calls for Reform of the Strasbourg Human Rights Court

Dom supports the government’s efforts to reform the European Court of Human Rights, as reported here.

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26 February 2012: Sunday Times: Dom calls for Law to Ban Tyrants from Britain

Writing in the Sunday Times here, Dom makes the case for a UK equivalent to the US Sergei Magnitsky Bill, imposing targeted sanctions on state officials who commit torture and extra-judicial killing.

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23 February 2012: Elmbridge Today: Dom Supports Elmbridge Business Network

Dom to speak at Elmbridge Business Network AGM, as reported here.

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21 February 2012: Daily Mail: Dom Campaigns for Extradition Reform

Dom campaigns for extradition reform in light of two new cases, under the European Arrest Warrant and UK-US treaty. Read the report here.

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13 February 2012: City AM: Dom Campaigns for Business Meritocracy

Dom makes the case in City AM against gender quotas and positive discrimination, and in favour of practical support to help working couples deal with the rising cost of childcare. Read the artice here.

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11 February 2012: Daily Telegraph: Dom Criticises Human Rights Attack on Deportation

Dom argues for the deportation of Abu Qatada despite the ruling of the Strasbourg Court, here, and makes the case for reform of the UK Borders Act 2007 here.

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6 February 2012: Daily Telegraph: Dom Calls for Return of EU Powers on Crime and Policing

Dom joins over 100 MPs in calling for return of 130 EU powers over crime and policing, as reported here.

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2 February 2012: Surrey Comet: Dom Welcomes new Homes Bonus for Elmbridge

Dom welcomes the coalition’s introduction of the new Homes Bonus, giving more tax revenue back to local communities. Read the reporting here.

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24 January 2012: Daily Telegraph: Dom Makes Case for Human Rights Reform

Dom argues for reform of the European Court of Human Rights in the Daily Telegraph here.

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24 January 2012: Elmbridge Today: Sports Secretary to Open Claygate Clubhouse

Jeremy Hunt accepts Dom’s invitation to open the new clubhouse on Claygate Recreation Ground. Read the reporting here.

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13 January 2012: Daily Telegraph: Dom Makes Case for Scottish Reform that is Fair to the UK

Dom makes the case for Scottish fiscal autonomy, coupled with an end to the Barnett subsidies and Scottish votes on non-Scottish matters. Read the article in the Daily Telegraph here.

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13 December 2011: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom Commemorates 50 Years of Amnesty International

Dom joins the Esher Branch of Amnesty International to commemorate its 50th anniversary here.

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13 December 2011: BBC: Dom Debates Unions with Mark Serwotka

Dom argues it is union leaders who have become ‘out of touch’on the Daily Politics show here.

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6 December 2011: Daily Telegraph: Dom leads campaign for Extradition Reform

Dom leads the Parliamentary debate calling for extradition reform, passing the motion unanimously, as reported here.

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1 December 2011: City AM: Dom calls for strike law reform

Dom calls for safeguards to prevent militant union bosses abusing powers to strike, here.

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22 November 2011: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom Opens Ashley School Orchard

Dom opens a new apple orchard at Ashley School, planted as part of an educational project to teach children about sustainable development. Read the report here.

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22 November 2011: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom Praises local Star Chef

Dom wishes Sanjivan Parhar from Cobham luck in trying to win apprenticeship with top chef. Read the story here.

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17 November 2011: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom Pays Tribute to Walton Cadets Leader

Dom pays tribute to Regimental Quartermaster, Sergeant Charlie Cooper, who is stepping down as the head of Walton Army Cadets, here.

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16 November 2011: The Times: Dom calls for Red-Tape Reform to Boost Employment

Dom publishes a report with the Center for Policy Studies, making the case for reform of business red-tape to create jobs. Dom wrote for The Times on the subject - for details click here.

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1 November 2011: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom Joins Community Tributes on Remembrance Day

Dom joins community tributes to our troops - past and present - on Remembrance Sunday, here.

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1 November 2011: BBC: Dom leads campaign for Extradition Reform

Dom makes the case for extradition reform to protect innocent British citizens from rough justice. You can watch the interview here.

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25 October  2011: Surrey Comet: Dom Welcomes New Sports Pitches in Cobham

Dom welcomes plans to transform a derelict sight into rugby and lacrosse pitches in Cobham. Read the report here.

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20 October  2011: Surrey Comet: New Free School Announced in Cobham

Dom responds to the approval (in principle) of a new Free School in Cobham, as reported here.

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19 October  2011: Daily Mail: Dom Calls for Reform of Extradition

Writing in the Daily Mail, Dom calls for an overhaul of UK extradition law, to safeguard innocent British citizens. Read the article here.

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13 October  2011: Surrey Advertiser: Dom Joins 800th Anniversary of Walton Charity

Dom joins the 800th anniversary celebrations of Walton Charity, as reported here.

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5 October  2011: The Guardian: Home Secretary Heeds Dom’s Calls to change rules on deportation

The Home Secretary has responded to Dom’s campaign to revise the law that allows the right to family life to trump deportation of serious criminals, as reported here.

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5 October  2011: The Herald: Dom calls for reform of Scottish Subsidy and Democratic Reform

Dom joins colleagues from the 2010 intake in calling for an end to the Scottish subsidy and reform so there are English votes on English business in Parliament, as reported here.

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4 October  2011: The Observer: Profile of 2010 Conservative MPs

The Observer profiles some of the 2010 intake of MPs. Watch the video here.

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1 October  2011: Daily Mail: Government responds to Dom’s campaign to end Taxpayer Subsidy for Unions

Responding to Dom’s campaign, the government have announced an overhaul of the rules allowing millions of publuic money to be used to subsidise the unions, as reported here.

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23 September  2011: Surrey Comet: Dom highlights falling police detection rates in Surrey

Dom highlights data showing low and falling police detection rates in Surrey here.

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21 September  2011: Daily Telegraph: Dom calls for human rights reform to facilitate deportation

Responding to a human rights ruling barring deportation of a convicted rapist, Dom calls for reform of the law governing deportation here.

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19 September  2011: Surrey Advertiser: Dom supports Claygate Clubhouse Fund-raising

Dom supports local fund-raising efforts to build new clubhouse at Claygate recreation ground, as reported here.

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14 September  2011: Daily Telegraph: Dom argues for a Foreign Policy that puts the UK national interest First

Dom previews the foreign policy chapter in a new book, co-authored with four other 2010 intake MPs, arguing for a foreign policy that puts the British national interest first. You can read the article here in the Daily Telegraph.

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8 September  2011: Elmbridge Today: Dom opens RES, the first Academy in Elmbridge

Dom opens Elmbridge’s first academy school, RES (formerly Rydens) in Walton, as reported here.

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7 September  2011: Daily Telegraph: Dom highlights trebling of UK crime since new EU member states

Dom highlights new official data showing the trebling of crimes in Britain, by EU nationals, since 2007. Read the reporting here.

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7 September  2011: Daily Telegraph: Dom opposes Boardroom Quotas

Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Dom and Priti Patel MP oppose the imposition of mandatory gender quotas in corporate boardooms. You can read the article here.

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1 September  2011: The Guardian: Dom joins The Guardian Debate on Europe

Dom takes part in The Guardian’s online podcast debate on the EU here.

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31 August  2011: The Times: Dom calls for international, not victors’, justice in Libya

Dom makes the case for Gaddafi to be tried in The Hague if captured alive, accessible at The Times here.

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30 August  2011: Surrey Advertiser: Dom calls for public meeting over Cobham roadworks

Dom calls for a public meeting to hear local concerns over Cobham roadworks, as reported here.

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23 August  2011: Daily Telegraph: Dom says taxpayers money should be spent on police and prisons, not unions

Dom argues against taxpayers’ money at the Ministry of Justice and Home Office being spent subsidising unions, when it should be focused on prison places and police officers - reported in the Daily Telegraph here and Daily Mail here.

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21 August  2011: Sunday Times: Dom makes the case for EU reform

Writing for the Sunday Times, Dom makes the case for a renegotiated relationship with the EU - a third choice between integration and withdrawal - here. The Sunday Telegraph also reports here.

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12 August  2011: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom supports Local Homeless Charity

Dom joins local Walton housing charity, Transform, for its re-launch. Read the report here.

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5 August  2011: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom Tours Molesey Lock

Dom visits Molesey Lock, which serves both as a local waterway and as a part of the local system of flood management. Read the report here.

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5 August  2011: Surrey Advertiser: Dom supports Esher Railway Station Cafe

Dom supports the enterprising Shahid Mirza, who has moved into new premises to run his juice and coffee bar at Esher railway station. Read the report here.

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30 July  2011: Surrey Comet Dom visits Walton Army Cadets

Dom gets his combats on at a visit to Walton Army Cadets, here.

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28 July  2011: Surrey Herald: Dom welcomes Business Rates Reform

Dom writes for the Surrey Herald, welcoming the new reform of business rates, here.

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22 July  2011: The Guardian: Dom warns of risk of rail unions merger

Dom warns that Bob Crow’s proposed takeover of the TSSA union would threaten further rail disruption. Read the report here.

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20 July  2011: Daily Express: Dom highlights Taxpayer Subsidisation of Unions at Revenue

Dom highlights figures showing the taxpayer paid 5million last year to subsidise the unions at Her Majesty’s Customs & Revenue. Read the report here.

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20 July  2011: Financial Times: Dom supports signalling upgrade to cut rail delays

Dom supports deployment of signalling technology to cut rail delays, and save costs. Read the report here.

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17 July  2011: Sunday Telegraph: Dom secures Deportation Review

Dom makes the case for a review of human rights law applicable to deportation, to stop tenuous claims to family ties from frustrating deportation of foreign national criminals. Read the report here.

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10 July  2011: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom hears from Walton Businesses

Dom joins a lunch hosted by Walton Business Group, to hear from local businesses. You can read the report here.

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1 July  2011: Daily Telegraph: Dom highlights case for reversing Labour’s Surveillance Society

Dom highlights the scale of local surveillance, a legacy of Labour’s snooper state here.

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27 June  2011: Daily Telegraph: Dom calls for an end to Taxpayer Subsidy for Unions

Dom writes in the Daily Telegraph, calling an end for the taxpayer subsidy to the unions in the public sector. You can read the article here.

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25 June  2011: Sunday Telegraph: Praise for the 2010 Conservative intake of MPs

Tim Montgomerie of ConHome reviews the 2010 intake of Conservative MPs here.

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25 June  2011: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom praises council crackdown on fraud

Dom highlights, and the Communities Secretary praises, the crackdown on fraud by Elmbridge Borough Council. Read the reporting here.

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23 June  2011: Financial Times: Dom calls for UK taxpayers to be spared Euro bailouts

Dom joins fellow colleagues from the 2010 intake in writing to the FT, calling for the UK taxpayer to be spared the cost of further Euro bailouts and making the case for wider reform of the EU here, with further reporting here.

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22 June  2011: The Times: Dom calls for extradition reform

Writing in The Times, Dom calls for extradition reform to safeguard innocent British citizens here. There is further reporting in the Daily Telegraph here.

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19 June  2011: Surrey Comet: Dom Visits Carer Charity

Dom visits Concern and Help for East Elmbridge Retired (CHEER), a charity providing friendship and support to senior citizens. You can read the reporting here.

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17 June  2011: Daily Mail: Dom highlights rising human rights restrictions on deportation

Dom discloses the affect of rising numbers of claims, under the right to family life, on UK border controls here.

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16 June  2011: Surrey Herald: Dom Awards Eco-Prize to Hurst Park School

Dom visits Hurst Park School in West Molesey to present them with a ‘Keep Britain Tidy’ Eco-Award. You can read the report here.

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15 June  2011: Daily Express: Dom Criticises Strike Threat to Schools

Dom criticises plans for a a teachers’ strike that would disrupt schools, children and parents. You can read the reporting here.

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14 June  2011: Daily Telegraph: Dom Criticises Double-Standards at Equality Office

Dom criticises the double-standards practised by the Government’s Equality Office here.

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12 June 2011: Sunday Telegraph: Dom highlights Deportations Blocked on Human Rights Grounds

Dom highlights the growing number of cases of deportation orders of convicted criminals frustrated on novel human rights grounds here.

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6 June 2011: Financial Times: Cable Hints at adopting Dom’s Bill to stop Reckless Strikes

In a speech to unions, Business Secretary, Vince Cable, threatens to change the law - as proposed by Dom - to prevent irresponsible minority member strikes. Read the reporting here.

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31 May 2011: Surrey Herald: Dom visits Walton Oak School

Dom visits Walton Oak School, to hear about plans for a Holiday Club, Before And After School Club and Nurture Room. Read the report here.

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21 May 2011: Sunday Telegraph: Conservative MPs to Watch

Con Home Editor, Tim Montgomerie reviews his pick of  Conservative MPs to watch. Read the article here.

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15 May 2011: Sunday Telegraph: Dom calls for human rights reform

Dom calls for reform of the Human Rights Act, after a convicted robber escaped deportation because he had a girlfriends in the UK. You can read the report here.

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11 May 2011: Daily Mail: Dom criticises RMT Wage Demands

With the public sector experiencing a pay freeze, Dom criticises the RMT union for holding the public to ransom over pay demands. You can read the reporting here.

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27 April 2011: CITY AM: Dom calls for Strike Law Reform

Dom calls for strike law reform to prevent militant union bosses holding the hard-working majority to ransom. Read the report in City AM here and the Daily Telegraph here, and Dom’s article in the Times here.

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21 April 2011: Daily Telegraph: Dom calls for Human Rights Reform

Dom launches a report with the think-tank, CIVITAS, and senior Lib Dem Lord Carlile, making the case for human rights reform. Read Dom’s report, and the media reporting, here.

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16 April 2011: Channel 4: Dom defends additional funding for housing in Elmbridge

Dom defends the Housing Bonus, designed to give Elmbridge back more of the council tax raised locally. Read his blog-post and watch the Channel 4 news clip here.

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14 April 2011: Surrey Herald: Dom highlights ‘Hidden Elmbridge’

Dom writes about areas of real need in Elmbridge. Read the article here.

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6 April 2011: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom supports fund-raising for Claygate Clubhouse

Dom presents a cheque for 20,000 from the Football Foundation to support a new clubhouse on Claygate recreation ground. Read the reporting here.

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6 April 2011: Dom calls for review of ‘anti-competitive’ practices by Google

Dom calls for a review by the OFT and Ofcom into claims that Google is abusing its dominant position. Read the reporting here and here.

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28 March 2011: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom welcomes 4mn to repair Surrey Roads

Dom welcomes 4million of extra government investment to repair roads in Surrey. Read the reporting here.

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27 March 2011: Daily Mail: Dom criticises positive discrimination in police and civil service

Dom criticises the bar on white youngsters applying for internships in the civil service and Metropolitan police. Read the story here.

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24 March 2011: BBC: Dom helps launch Esher Neighbourhood Fund

Dom joins the Community Foundation for Surrey and Lower Green Community Association, to launch Esher Neighbourhood Fund. You can read the reporting here and here.

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17 March 2011: Telegraph: Dom wins campaign to drop Public Sector Diversity Audits

Following Dom’s campaign, the government have shelved Labour’s plans to audit 27,000 schools, police forces and councils according to race, religion, sex, sexuality and political beliefs. Read the report here.

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12 March 2011: Telegraph: Dom makes the case for reform of deportation law

Dom makes the case for reform of the human rights laws that undermine Britain’s ability to deport terrorist suspects and serious criminals. Read the reporting in the Daily Telegraph here.

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8 March 2011: Dom campaigns to protect community hospitals

Dom writes to Surrey PCT seeking clarification about plans for Elmbridge community hospitals. Read the reporting here.

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26 February 2011: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom promotes local business opportunities

Dom joins councillors and Surrey 2012 to promote local business opportunies arising from the Olympics. Read the report here.

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11 February 2011: Dom makes the case for Parliament to decide on Prisoner Votes

Dom winds up the House of Commons debate on Prisoner Voting, arguing against prisoner voting and for elected lawmakers rather than unaccountable judges to decide the issue. You can read the sketchwriter’s report in the Daily Mail here, the Daily Telegraph commentary here and reporting by Con Home here.

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4 February 2011: BBC: Dom briefed on local NHS reform

Dom joined Health Minister Anne Milton for a briefing on local NHS reforms in the area of public health. See the BBC report here.

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2 February 2011: Daily Telegraph: Dom makes the case against giving Prisoners the Vote

Dom makes the case in the Daily Telegraph against giving prisoners the vote. Read the article here.

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30 January 2011: Sunday Times: Dom highlights the Double Standards in Equality, Human Rights and Extradition laws

Dom argues in a piece for the Sunday Times against double standards in our equality, human rights and extradition laws. Read the article here

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21 January 2011: Surrey Herald: Dom secures review of local funding formula

Ministers accept Dom’s call for a review of the local funding formula. Read the report here.

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21 January 2011: Surrey Herald: Dom meets local voluntary sector with Philip Hammond MP

Dom and neighbouring MP, Philip Hammond, meet a range of voluntary groups from across Elmbridge. Read the report here.

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16 January 2011: Sunday Telegraph: Dom calls for Changes to Human Rights Act

Dom raises the case of a local Esher resident, whose killer cannot be deported on human rights grounds. Read the story here.

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12 January 2011: Daily Telegraph: Dom calls for scaling back of the Equality Act

Dom calls for the scaling back of Labour’s Equality, which is forcing thousands of public bodies to audit their staff on for breakdowns of race, gender and religous beliefs. Read the articles here and here.

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7 January 2011: The Guardian: Dom Supports the Abolition of Control Orders

Dom writes an article for The Guardian criticising the security value of control orders. Read the article here.

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29 December 2010: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom criticises funding formula for Surrey

Dom raises the impact of Whitehall’s arbitrary ‘funding formula’ on local services. Read the report here.

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3 December 2010: Surrey Advertiser: Dom supports Cobham River Hill Regeneration

Dom supports Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust with its project for regenerating the River Hill area, at a concert by Boomtown Rat co-founder Jerry Cott. Read the report here.

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26 November 2010: Daily Telegraph: Dom highlights falling terrorism prosecutions

Dom’s research highlights the falling number of convictions from counter-terrorism trials. Read the article here.

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18 November 2010: Surrey Herald: Dom meets Strode’s College Students

Dom speaks to students at Strode’s college, Egham, about Britain’s tradition of liberty. You can read the local reporting here.

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15 November 2010: Daily Telegraph: Dom calls for thorough review of Human Rights Act

Dom says the government’s review of the Human Rights Act must not be a flag-waving exercise for the Human Rights lobby. Read the report here.

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6 November 2010: BBC: Dom confirms reviews into Oxshott collision

Dom confirms dual police and Rail Accident Investigation Branch investigations into the Oxshott collision. You can read the report here.

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2 November 2010: Daily Mail: Dom defends right to trial by jury

Dom speaks out in defence of the right to trial by jury. Read the report here.

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30 October 2010: Sky News: Dom debates Repeal of the Hunting Act

Dom argues against repeal of the Hunting Act. You can read the reporting here.

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29 October 2010: Daily Telegraph: Dom writes for the Telegraph on Counter-Terrorism

You can read Dom’s article in the Daily Telegraph on counter-terrorism here.

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14 October 2010: Russia Today: Dom is interviewed by Russia Today

Dom is interviewed by Russia Today, at the Conservative Party conference, on civil liberties and the EU. You can watch the interview here.

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14 October 2010: Process and Control Today: Dom visits Chelsea Technologies

Dom visits local high-tech firm, Chelsea Technologies, based in West Molesey. Read the report here.

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6 October 2010: Surrey Herald: Dom joins Paramedics on Early Shift

Dom joins local paramedics for an early morning shift, to gauge the challenges facing frontline NHS staff. Read the report here.

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27 September 2010: Surrey Herald: Dom writes on local Affordable Housing

Dom writes about local housing policy here.

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15 September 2010: Surrey Comet: Dom fights for fairer funding for Elmbridge services

Dom joins fellow Surrey MPs in calling for a fairer ‘funding formula’ for public local services in Surrey. Read the article here.

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7 September 2010: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom fights closure of NSPCC branch in Surrey

Dom campaigns against the closure of the NSPCC branch, based in Leatherhead, which supports young victims across Surrey. Read the article here.

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3 September 2010: Surrey Advertiser: Dom meets local police volunteers in Molesey

Dom meets local police volunteers, at Molesey police station, to discusss the local impact of the Surrey police review. Read the report here.

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2 September 2010: Surrey Herald: Dom makes the case for greater local democracy in the NHS

Dom writes for the Surrey Herald, making the case for stronger local democracy in the NHS in Elmbridge and across Surrey. Read the article here.

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2 September 2010: Surrey Advertiser: Dom to Launch Cobham Loyalty Card

Dom helps launch Cobham loyalty card, to boost local trade. Read the story here.

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13 August 2010: Surrey Comet: Dom Defends Elmbridge Policing in Surrey Review

Dom has written to the Chair of Surrey Police Authority, defending local policing in the Surrey Police Review. Read the article here.

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12 August 2010: Financial Times: Dom listed amongst FT’s top six new MPs

The FT reviews the first 100 days of the coalition - and lists Dom in their top six MPs from the new intake.  Read the article here.

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6 August 2010: Surrey Herald: Dom criticises cuts at Walton Hospital

Dom criticises cuts at Walton hospital. Read the article here.

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26 July 2010: Surrey Herald: Dom writes in support of the Academies Bill

Dom writes in the Surrey Herald in support of the Academies Bill, part of the government’s schools reform agenda. You can read the article here.

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25 July 2010: Mail on Sunday: Dom secures review of FCO work experience schemes

Dom raises concerns about ‘unfair political correctness’ in FCO work experience schemes - and the FCO undertakes to review the rules. You can read the story here.

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16 July 2010: Dom raises questions about the European Investigation Order

Dom has sought clarification on whether the government intends to opt Britain in to the European Investigation Order. Read the story in the Daily Telegraph here, and Daily Mail here.

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14 July: Dom interviewed on Sky News

Sky News’s Joey Jones interviews Dom, amongst a crop of the new intake of MPs. Watch the interview here.

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5 July 2010: Surrey Comet: Dom calls for end to target culture in the NHS

Dom calls on the Health Secretary to end the target culture, and strengthen local democracy in the running of local community hospitals in Elmbridge. Read the story here.

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25 June 2010: Surrey Advertiser: Dom calls for review of M25 Service Station at Downside

Dom writes to the Secretary of State calling for a review of the M25 Service Station approved by John Prescott at Downside. Read the story here.

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25 June 2010: Surrey Herald: Dom gives his view on the first Coalition Budget

Read Dom's article here.

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22 June 2010: Surrey Comet: Dom sucessfully campaigns for Walton Bridge Funding

Dom worked in partnership with Surrey CC to secure funding for the new Walton Bridge. Read the story here.

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19 June 2010: Week in Westminster, Radio 4: Dom debates the UK/US Special Relationship

Dom debates the state of the UK/US Special Relationship, in the aftermath of the BP crisis in the Gulf of Mexico, with Emma Reynolds MP and Peter Riddell of the Times. You can listen here (from 14 minutes 40 seconds).

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15 June 2010: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom Gives Maiden Speech in Parliament

Coverage of Dom's maiden speech in the House of Commons here.

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4 June 2010: Surrey Comet: New MPs Engage with Surrey Council

Dom and fellow Surrey MPs engage with the county council on a range of issues and local priorities. Read the story.

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26 May 2010: The Guardian: New Tory MPs Speak on the Coalition

Dom gives his views on the direction of the coalition government here.

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25 May 2010: Fighting Terror, Defending Freedom

Dom writes for the Surrey Herald here on the challenge of fighting terrorism, whilst defending our freedoms.

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20 May 2010: First Week as an MP

The Surrey Comet interviews Dom on his first few days as an MP here.

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7 May 2010: General Election Coverage

The local media report Dom winning the Esher & Walton seat - in the Elmbridge Guardian here, Surrey Advertiser here, and Surrey Herald here.

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27 March 2010: The Guardian: South East General Election Guide

The Guardian has published its guide to the election in the South East, highlighting Esher and Walton constituency. Read the article.

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24 March 2010: Dom joins Press TV debate on British Policy in the Middle East

Dom participates in a Press TV debate on British policy in the Middle East, hosted by Ken Livingstone and joined by Rime Allaf from Chatham House. Watch the debate.

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20 March 2010: The Guardian: Election 2010 - the 'New Tories'

The Guardian looks at the class of 2010 Tories. You can read the article here, profiles on 18 of the new Conservative candidates here- plus (brief) online interviews here (Dom at 8mins, 7secs).

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19 March 2010: Surrey Herald: Government Rejects Surrey Bid for New Schools

Dom highlights the poor deal for local funding in Surrey, and the government's rejection of Surrey County Council's bid to join the Building Schools for the Future Program. Read the story.

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9 March 2010: Surrey Comet: SW Trains 'salami-slicing' Elmbridge services

Dom wrote to SW Trains, opposing plans to close railway ticket offices on Saturdays at Thames Ditton and Hinchley Wood stations. Read the story.

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5 March 2010: Surrey Advertiser: Dom Calls for 'Strategic Direction' for Community Hospitals

Dom has met with the Chair of Surrey PCT, and has called for clearer overarching strategic direction for Elmbridge's community hospitals, instead of cuts by stealth. Read the story.

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11 February 2010: Press TV: Ken Livingstone, Alex Deane and Rodney Austin debate 'The Assault on Liberty'

Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone, Alex Deane, Director of Big Brother Watch (and former Chief of Staff to David Cameron) and UCL human rights lecturer Rodney Austin review 'The Assault on Liberty ' by Dominic Raab on Press TV. Watch the discussion.

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7 February 2010: BBC Politics Show: Debating ID cards with Home Office Minister Meg Hillier

Dom is campaigning against the government's roll out of ID cards. You can watch him debating with Home Office Minister Meg Hillier on the BBC Politics Show (from 33mins) here.

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5 February 2010: Surrey Advertiser: Campaign Against NHS Cuts in Surrey

On 3 February, Dom engaged with local campaigners to discuss the threat of cuts and closures at community hospitals in Elmbridge and widder Surrey. Read the story.

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4 February 2010: Elmbridge Guardian: Government targets Surrey for ID cards

Dom campaigns against the government’s attempts to introduce ID cards by stealth for 16 to 24 year olds in Molesey and Thames Ditton. Read the full story.

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24 January 2010: The Observer: Henry Porter on the Human Rights Act

In his weekly column in The Observer, Henry Porter criticises the Human Rights Act - highlighting the distinction Dom makes in The Assault on Liberty between ‘liberty’ and ‘rights’. Read the full article.

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22 January 2010: The Times: ‘New Wave’ of Conservative Candidates

Writing in The Times, Jonathan Isaby, Co-Director of Conservative Home, describes the new wave of Conservative candidates. Read the full article.

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10 December 2009: BBC Radio Surrey: Dom cautions against local police station closures

Speaking to BBC Radio Surrey, Dom welcomes plans for the reform of Surrey police force to reduce bureaucracy and senior management, in order to provide additional officers on the street. But he cautions against the impact of station closures in Elmbridge. Listen to the interview (from 1hr, 38 mins, 40 secs).

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9 December 2009: Surrey Herald: Standing up for local policing

Dom warns that the shortfall in funding from central government for policing threatens local cuts in Elmbridge, and supports local police volunteers. Read the full Surrey Herald article.

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6 December 2009: The Sunday Times ‘Christmas 2009’ reading list recommends The Assault on Liberty

The Sunday Times Christmas 2009 reading list today plugs The Assault on Liberty as one of its ‘current affairs’ books of the year:

‘Resistance to new Labour’s systematic attack on our civil liberties found voice in several books illuminating what we have lost because of the most repressive government in recent times. Dominic Raab’s The Assault on Liberty (Fourth Estate 8.99) was the most succinct and intelligent. The author is a constitutional lawyer who helped David Davis when he resigned his seat and triggered a by-election to highlight what the government has been up to. Raab is especially good at explaining how the government’s emphasis on “rights” has been used as a distraction from its erosion of our liberty.’

Read the full article.

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2 December 2009: Elmbridge Guardian: Dom warns that Lib Dem Taxes would Hit Elmbridge Hard

Dom warns that Elmbridge taxpayers would be amongst the hardest hit by Lib Dem plans to replace council tax with a local income tax. Read the full article in the Elmbridge Guardian.

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30 November 2009: Surrey Herald: Dom criticises ‘clumsy’ public consultation on Seven Hills Road works

Dom welcomes the reduction of disruption following Southern Gas’s decision to limit the works on Seven Hills Road from 7 months to 12 weeks, but criticises the ‘clumsy handling’ of the public consultation. Read the article in the Surrey Herald.

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21 November 2009: Dom wins ‘open primary’ to represent Conservatives in Esher & Walton at election

Dom wins the ‘open primary’, held at Sandown Park, to represent the Conservatives at the next general election. Read the articles in the Surrey Advertiser here, Surrey Herald here, and The Spectator here.

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21 May 2009: Dom’s criticism of the human rights ‘inflation’ quoted in The Economist

Dom’s criticism of the human rights ‘inflation’ is quoted by The Economist, in its review of a recent court ruling. Read the full article.

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7 February 2009: Dom compares the US and UK debates on ‘Liberty versus Security’ for the International Herald Tribune

Read the full article.

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18 January 2009: Dom launches The Assault on Liberty with an article in The Sunday Times and an interview in the Sunday Herald

Dom launches his new book, The Assault on Liberty – What Went Wrong With Rights, with an article for The Sunday Times. Read the full article. You can also read his interview with the Sunday Herald here.

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5 January 2009: Dom debates Labour’s record on security with ex-Home Secretary Charles Clarke on the Today program

Dom criticises Labour’s record of pawning off British freedoms without making us any safer. Listen to the debate with former Home Secretary, Charles Clarke, here.

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