Adam Afriyie

Ruling Out an Offshore Airport Would Be a Mistake

Adam Afriyie | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Afriyie

We want to see the UK close its goods trade deficit from a worrying £9bn; we want to see British businesses shipping UK products all around the world, from Cambodia to Canada; and we want to see these exporting companies creating jobs and wealth. If we want to realise this ambition, we will need at least three, possibly five, extra runways over the next few decades.

It Is Right for the Government to Merge Employees' National Insurance and Income Tax

Adam Afriyie | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Afriyie

My heart lifted as I read Monday's reports that the Government may consider merging Employees' National Insurance and Income Tax. If the Chancellor is strongly considering this idea, he will enjoy widespread backing from Conservative MPs, activists and supporters.

Victory in Newark Thanks to the Conservative Family

Adam Afriyie | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Afriyie

Yesterday, along with many other MPs and Cabinet Ministers I made my fourth visit to Newark to support Robert Jenrick, our Conservative candidate for the by-election. In the early hours of this morning we got the result we were fighting for! Robert will now join us in Parliament to work hard for his Newark constituents and we look forward to seeing him next week.

Britain Needs to Encourage Investors to Come to the UK

Adam Afriyie | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Afriyie

Britain now has one of the most attractive tax systems in the world with Corporation Tax falling to 20% next year. This is great because business people and investors are vital to the future of the UK economy. We should never be embarrassed about wanting to attract people who can come here to create jobs.

A Nation of Part-Time Portfolio Entrepreneurs

Adam Afriyie | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Afriyie

It's perfectly possible for people to start a business from home. Today there are more people running their own businesses around full-time work than ever before. The Internet allows portfolio careers to flourish and the government must support this groundswell of eager new business people.

Tory Party Has Failed To Detoxify In Eyes Of Ethnic Minorities, Says MP

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Politics

The Conservative Party will not be able to completely detoxify its brand in the eyes of ethnic minority voters in time for next year's general electio...

A Budget to Boost British Businesses and Create Jobs

Adam Afriyie | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Afriyie

The Government has no money. Governments don't produce profits. High-net-worth individuals, businesses, pension funds and international wealth funds have the cash. We don't. That's why we must woo them, welcome them, give them a great reason for coming here and encourage them to invest this money in British businesses right now.

We Need to Care About Children in Care

Adam Afriyie | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Afriyie

One in four people in Britain will experience a mental health problem during their lifetime. But while so many people brave these painful experiences, they remain one of the most difficult things to talk about in public...

To Prosper and Become a Great Trading Nation Again, We Must Increase Our Airport Capacity

Adam Afriyie | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Afriyie

If we are to prosper and become a great trading nation once again, we will need to boost our airport capacity. We need modern airports with larger freight and passenger capacity; we need to be able to export British-made goods and compete against our European neighbours. No-one disagrees with this.

LOOK: It's The Political Oscars

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Politics

For sheer glitz, glamour and star quality, nothing quite matches the Oscars. Nothing, that is, but the House of Commons. In fact, forget about s...

Today We Help, Tomorrow We Must Ask Questions

Adam Afriyie | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Afriyie

The floods in Berkshire are devastating. They have wrecked people's homes, businesses and lives. My heart goes out to everyone affected by this destruction and I can understand their sorrow, frustration and anger.

European Union 2014 Referendum Bid Fails Miserably

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 22.11.2013 | UK Politics

An attempt by Tory backbencher Adam Afriyie to force a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union in 2014 has failed miserably. On Fr...

'A UK Exit Would Impoverish The Whole Of The EU'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has warned that Britain leaving the European Union would "impoverish" the entire continent and that Tory "flirting" with an exit would not ...

Now Is the Last Chance to Get a Referendum Before 2017

Adam Afriyie | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Afriyie

On Friday MPs will have a chance to amend the EU Referendum Bill to bring forward the EU vote to 2014 - before the next general election. But if MPs don't step up and amend the Bill on Friday, the British people will be denied a say on our future in Europe, possibly forever.

Ned Simons

Were You Bothered By Being Called A 'Nuclear ****'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Politics

"It’s not about me," Adam Afriyie insists. "It’s not about what MPs want. It’s about what the British public want. I knew it was going to be tou...

Asa Bennett

'We Must LOVE Business Rather Than Being Suspicious'

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Politics

Adam Afriyie has urged coalition ministers to "wholeheartedly love" business rather than view it in a "suspicious fashion". Speaking to the Huffing...

'You Chateau-Bottled, Nuclear-Powered ****'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Politics

Tory backbencher Adam Afriyie has insisted he will not be "bullied" into dropping his plan to amend David Cameron's EU referendum Bill to ensure a ref...

Quitting EU Would Be Economic Suicide, Warns Clegg

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has warned that leaving the European Union would be "economic suicide" and urged supporters to declare why they want to stay a member of th...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Tory Divisions On Europe? Again? Really?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Sunday 6 October 2013... 1) TORY DIVISIONS ON EUROPE? AGAIN? REALLY? Every time the Tories think they've ach...

Britain's Richest Politicians

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Politics

Jeremy Hunt could soon become the richest member of Cabinet due to a potential £15m windfall from the sale of his educational listings firm Hotcourse...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Deputy Commons Speaker Arrested For Rape

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Sunday 5 May 2013... 1) DEPUTY COMMONS SPEAKER ARRESTED FOR RAPE It's Nigel Evans MP. "Top Tory arrested f...

'Jobs For The Boys'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK

A Tory backbencher has hit out at "jobs for the boys" in government after David Cameron drafted Boris Johnson's brother into his Downing Street team. ...

Boris Johnson Wants to Be Prime Minister - And So Does Everyone Else

Bobby Friedman | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Politics
Bobby Friedman

However many classical or sporting analogies he cites, whatever his chances of being reincarnated as an olive really are, we all know that Boris would kill to be prime minister. But then, the same is true of almost every single minister and the vast majority of MPs.

Ned Simons

Adam Afriyie Tells George Osborne Getting Growth Is 'Not Rocket Science'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK Politics

George Osborne has been told stimulating growth is not "rocket science" and that he must change economic direction in today's Budget or be seen as "wi...

Last-Chance Budget for Growth

Adam Afriyie | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Politics
Adam Afriyie

I am not advocating that the government drops all the austerity measures, starts borrowing huge amounts of money and cuts personal tax rates for the rich. But we do need to focus on the things we know will give our economy the boost it so desperately needs so that people have more money to spend to help our economy grow.