December 2015

Letter to the PM: 'Daesh (Isis) is committing genocide against Christians and other religious minorities'

*The following is the text of a letter by Rob and Lord Alton to the Prime Minister, David Cameron, about the genocide being perpetrated by Daesh (ISIS) against minority communities including Iraqi and Syrian Christians, and Yazidis.

The letter, sent today (21 December, 2015), is signed by more than 60 other parliamentarians.

Stoke-on-Trent Citizens' Advice Bureau is "a vital front line service", says Rob

ROB says a Potteries charity which has handled more than 30,000 issues for the people of Stoke-on-Trent in the last 12 months is “a vital front line service”.

He said: “These figures show just how much work Stoke-on-Trent Citizens' Advice Bureau (CAB) is doing to help the people in our city overcome the challenges they face.

“They are providing a vital front line service and I will continue to do everything I can to support them.”

Rob: Why I'm opposed to bombing Syria

I HAVE spent many hours carefully considering my position regarding military action in Syria, weighing up what is the correct way to tackle the threat from Daesh/IS.

Sending British forces into combat is a decision nobody should ever take lightly and I know my fellow MPs, however they intend to vote, will have considered the question seriously before reaching their own conclusions.