Press Releases 2022

Roger regularly issues press releases about current topics. We have included a selection of them here which we hope will be of interest to you.

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April 9th 2022

Credit to Johnson for meeting President Zelensky in Kyiv. Symbolic, possibly, but a clear message to Putin.

The UK, the US and the EU now need to get defensive weaponry, including aircraft, to Ukraine immediately.

The Prime Minister also must cut away the bureaucracy in the Home Office and show the same generosity and welcome to Ukrainians seeking refuge in the UK as he has demonstrated and received on the global stage in the Ukrainian capital city.

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Traffic Disruption

April 6th 2022

By way of an update on the disruption seen across Kent over the past few days. The Kent Resilience Forum has been attempting to mitigate the impact of a number of key events including the Easter getaway, increased volumes of freight, the continued absence of critical P&O ferry capacity at the Port of Dover, storm conditions and a period of snow and ice.

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March 16th 2022

Network Rail is upgrading Ships Meadow footpath level crossing.

“To improve safety at the Ships Meadow footpath level crossing, from 04:00am on Tuesday 22 March 2022 there will be a new red/green light system and new signage located on both sides of the crossing and pedestrians will be required to adhere to this before crossing over the railway lines.”

“We are hosting a drop-in information session this Thursday 17 March 2022, 15:00 - 18:00 at The Grove Ferry Inn, Lodge Function Room, Grove Ferry Road, Upstreet, Canterbury, CT3 4BP where residents will be able to find out more about why the new measures are necessary and ask our teams any questions they may have.”

“I’d be grateful if your team could share this information with your constituents in case any residents would like to join Community Relations and level crossing team colleagues, or they can email:

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March 15th 2022

Please use the following link regarding Homes for Ukraine:

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March 8th 2022

The Home Secretary has misled the House of Commons. In response to my question yesterday she said “I have made it clear, in terms of the visa application centre that has now been set up en-route to Calais that we have staff in Calais.” That is untrue. There was no visa application centre ‘en-route to Calais’ & refugees from the war in Ukraine are being sent back to Paris or Brussels to obtain visas.

What is needed is a visa waiver scheme that allows Ukrainian children and adults with a valid Ukrainian passport to be allowed into Britain without unnecessary bureaucracy and delay

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Ukrainian Flags

March 6th 2022

How many refugees from the war in Ukraine have to date been received in the United Kingdom?

What are we doing to relieve the pressure on those frontline states that have already taken in more than a million people?

Time, surely, to cut the red tape and admit any refugees with a valid Ukrainian passport and any accompanying children.

If we can do it for those arriving illegally by cross-channel boats then we can do it for those fleeing from Putin’s war in Ukraine.


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March 1st 2022

In Parliament today I said to the Home Secretary that in East Kent we have a team of people ready, willing and able to take cars and coaches to the Polish/Ukrainian border to bring people home to Britain.

Can we do, as we did in 1956 & 1968 cut through the red tape and get these people home.

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Christmas Message (Video)

December 24th 2021

Suzy joins me, our family, and the Team at the Old Forge in wishing you a Happy Christmas and a healthy, peaceful and splendid Jubilee Year.

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