MP's Column

Boris Johnson’s speech on Sunday set out a future timeline for easing lockdown measures. We are encouraged to go to work if you can with social distancing and exercise more than once a day. The fundamentals haven't changed - the reasons for leaving home remain the same.

Public advised to cover faces in enclosed spaces

The public is advised to consider wearing face coverings in enclosed public spaces such as shops, trains and buses to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.


Department of Health and Social Care

Lockdown: The Prime Minister's Statement

It is now almost two months since the people of this country began to put up with restrictions on their freedom – your freedom – of a kind that we have never seen before in peace or war.

And you have shown the good sense to support those rules overwhelmingly.

MP's Column

VE Day was to be a great celebration on our streets and I was looking forward to it. VE Day is a bitter-sweet anniversary remembering many who gave the ultimate sacrifice and celebrating the end of this terrible conflict 75 years ago.

Letter to the CEO of the Competition & Markets Authority

Dear Dr Coscelli,

I am writing to you following the CMA announcement last week that its COVID-19 taskforce intends to investigate reports of businesses failing to respect cancellation rights during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Watchdog must be fair to struggling tourism businesses

Photo by Andrew Bone


West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas is championing the cause of West Cornwall and Scilly’s small holiday businesses amid fears that many could go out of business because of a Government watchdog probe.