Brandon Lewis is MP for Great Yarmouth

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Brandon Lewis is MP for Great Yarmouth and a member of the Conservative party.

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Today is International Pineapple Day! Did you know that Pineapples once grew in Royal Hillsborough? Willis Hill,1st Marquess of Downshire cultivated them in his own growhouse believed to be one of the earliest 'pineries' in ­Ireland, in the grounds of @HillsCastle #History

Today marks a crucial milestone in delivering on our promise to the British public to take back control of our borders.

These new measures coming in force will help us crack down on abuse of the system & evil people-smugglers.

Putting our #NewPlanForImmigration into action 🇬🇧

This bill is legal, it is necessary and it is right for the people and businesses of Northern Ireland ➡️ https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1082474/northern-ireland-protocol-the-uks-solution.pdf

The EU cannot continue to disingenuously downplay the socio-economic challenges Northern Ireland is facing.

We want a negotiated outcome but the EU must accept that the Protocol needs to change.

We need practical, durable, long-term solutions. Our legislation provides those.

Our solution to fix the Protocol ⬇️

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1082474/northern-ireland-protocol-the-uks-solution.pdf

Fantastic news that @gymnastics have allowed Rhys, Eamon and Ewan to compete at @birminghamcg22. This is a positive outcome that respects the important birthright commitments of the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement and I wish all three athletes the very best for the Games. 💪🏻

The NI Protocol is causing problems for people, businesses & society across Northern Ireland.

We have a solution to fix these problems & protect the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement: http://gov.uk/protocol-bill

The NI Protocol is undermining the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement. The EU are unwilling to change the Protocol, therefore we must act.

Read my @FT piece on how our legislation will fix the practical problems the Protocol is causing👇

https://www.ft.com/content/78a0998c-64c7-47a6-b5e5-5cf132fa3b55

On Saturday, His Worship the Mayor attended the #ArmedForcesDay event at the @gymarketplace, which was organised by #RoyalBritishLegion.

His Worship also awarded the #GorlestonSeaCadets with a plaque. #ArmedForcesDay2022 #GreatYarmouthMarket #HisWorship #TheMayorOfGreatYarmouth

The NHS has reduced 2-year waits by 2/3s since January thanks to our plan to bust the Covid backlogs. 📉

As part of this I announced a new 'right to choose'. The longest waiters must be offered an alternative provider where they can be seen more quickly.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-61930088

Saddened to learn of the passing of Jim Fitzpatrick, a thoughtful and generous man who contributed greatly to peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland.
My thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues.

As we mark #ArmedForcesDay, I would like to thank all those servicemen and women who have served, and continue to serve, our country.🇬🇧

Dedicating their lives to defending our interests and keeping us safe as well as making a massive contribution around the world.👏

Pupils in Northern Ireland will soon begin their well-deserved summer holidays! ☀️ 🏫 Congratulations to all, especially those who have completed their GCSE and A level exams.

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Thought-provoking and inspiring discussions over how we can drive forward a more prosperous, integrated and opportunity-filled Northern Ireland at @WiltonPark earlier this week.

I am excited to see the change that NI's future leaders will bring.

The Government's priority is protecting the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement and we will do whatever it takes to protects the Agreement in all its parts 👇

*PLEASE HELP US TO SHARE* Put this date in your diary 9/7/22 👇 Come on down & support us in our Charity Match against @gorlestonfc at The Wellesley. Help us to raise money for @Leahs_Lounge & @GorlestonRNLI @NSYFL @BrandonLewis @greatyarmouthbc @GYMercury @GreatYarmouthCC

Our new Bill of Rights will reinforce quintessentially UK-wide rights, like freedom of speech, and restore a healthy dose of common sense to the justice system.

These reforms will make us freer and help keep our streets safer. Watch my statement to Parliament ⤵

We must take defined, coordinated action for the prosperity and security of all our peoples.

Over the next week I'll be meeting leaders at the @G7, @NATO and @CHOGM2022 to urge unity in the face of global challenges.

#StandWithUkraine

The Government is committed to protecting Northern Ireland’s place within the United Kingdom which is why we have taken steps to address the issues caused by the Protocol.

The Bill we have introduced will
➡️Fix the practical problems
➡️Avoid a hard border
➡️Protect the Union

🧵 I was bullied as a teenager. I am dyslexic and was overweight - seen as an easy target. Older kids thought I was too stupid to succeed, too fat to be taken seriously. (1/6)

Extremely disappointed by @Gymnastics ongoing refusal to allow three athletes the ability to compete for @GoTeamNI in @BirminghamCG22.

Their Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement rights must be respected and this decision has to change.

Rhys, Eamon and Ewan have our full support.

More investment for us with Great Yarmouth to receive funding boost for Active Travel - ⁦@NorfolkCC⁩ https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/news/2022/06/norwich-and-great-yarmouth-to-receive-funding-boost-for-active-travel

Pleased to sit down with @TheHouseMag to discuss our Troubles Legacy Bill. It is an incredibly sensitive, emotive and complex subject, but I wholeheartedly believe this Bill will help NI society reconcile, better support victims and survivors, while also protecting our veterans.

The House magazine @TheHouseMag

Brandon Lewis: Troubles legacy is the hardest thing I've faced in government
https://www.politicshome.com/thehouse/article/brandon-lewis-troubles-legacy-hardest-thing-i-have-ever-dealt-with

📍Kyiv.

The Prime Minister met President @ZelenskyyUa today.

The UK has offered to launch a major training operation for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, with the potential to train thousands of soldiers.

🇬🇧🇺🇦 https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-to-offer-major-training-programme-for-ukrainian-forces-as-prime-minister-hails-their-victorious-determination

Following our #PlatinumJubilee 👑 competition, the designers @UlsterCarpets have had the difficult task of selecting the best designs to make into a special gift for Her Majesty the Queen.
The winner will be announced soon from these final 10!
#PlatinumJubilee #HM70

🥀 Keir Starmer's own MPs back the week of rail chaos - with no concerns for the commutes 𝙘𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙙, operations 𝙙𝙚𝙡𝙖𝙮𝙚𝙙 and businesses 𝙞𝙢𝙥𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙚𝙙.

5️⃣ days to go - we must #StopLaboursStrikes: http://action.conservatives.com/survey/stop-the-strikes

Thank you to the business representatives who took time to meet with me today.

I set out that the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill will make sure internal UK trade and the EU Single Market are protected.

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Robert Buckland: The Government’s new policy on the Northern Ireland Protocol is both right and legal – on the basis of necessity - @ConHome https://www.conservativehome.com/platform/2022/06/robert-buckland-to-achieve-its-aims-and-protect-the-uks-essential-interests-the-protocol-needs-to-change.html

Great news for local jobs & further establishes Northern Ireland as sector leaders: ⁦@Wright_bus⁩ : Ballymena firm to supply 800 buses to Ireland - ⁦@BBCNewsNI⁩ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-61785022

We will always remember the 255 members of service personnel who died liberating the Falkland Islands 40 years ago.

Defence Secretary @BWallaceMP has paid tribute to veterans of the Falklands Conflict ahead of commemorations in the UK and Stanley today.

#Falklands40

Looking forward to hosting #WiltonParkNI conference with @FCDOGovUK and @WiltonPark this month.

Together with young people, academics, think tanks & more we’ll ask the question: how can Northern Ireland reach its potential?

https://www.wiltonpark.org.uk/event/a-more-confident-and-inclusive-northern-ireland/

Today we remember all those who lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower fire, and all those whose lives have been irreversibly changed since. An unimaginable tragedy that horrified us all. My thoughts are with their families, friends and loved ones on this most difficult of days.

The serious situation in Northern Ireland means we cannot afford to delay.

This Bill sets out comprehensive solutions to fix problems with the Northern Ireland Protocol, while protecting the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-introduces-bill-to-fix-the-northern-ireland-protocol

Update - the Competition and Markets Authority has written to me this morning to confirm it will now carry out an urgent review of the fuel market.

👉🏾 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/response-to-beis-letter-on-road-fuel-prices?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications-topic&utm_source=dc5131eb-c3c2-462d-ac40-0735b1a93793&utm_content=immediately https://twitter.com/KwasiKwarteng/status/1535917232013856768

Kwasi Kwarteng @KwasiKwarteng

Fuel prices⛽️

I’ve asked the @CMAgovUK to conduct an urgent review of the retail fuel market, as well as a longer-term investigation under the Enterprise Act.

Fuel prices are always quick to go up but slow to come down - let’s see why.

We're backing British farmers so we can grow and eat more of our own domestic produce, harness new tech opportunities and strengthen our food security.

Introducing our first ever Food Strategy: http://www.gov.uk/government/news/tech-and-innovation-drive-to-boost-food-production-and-back-british-farmers

We're putting food security at the heart of our #FoodStrategy 🌱

We are committed to...
- backing our farmers by helping to increase domestic production
- investing in innovation and technology to boost sustainable productivity

Find out more: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/tech-and-innovation-drive-to-boost-food-production-and-back-british-farmers

We cannot give way to rail strike blackmail – this is a defining moment for Britain
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/18856408/grant-shapps-cannot-yield-strike/

One week on from the spectacular #PlatinumJubilee weekend I'd like to thank all those who helped make the celebrations happen.

A huge team effort. Well done to all!

People are feeling the pinch of international price rises, so it’s right that we make sure drivers are getting a fair deal on fuel⛽
 
Our 5p fuel duty cut must be passed on to drivers, and this Government is asking the @CMAgovUK to conduct an urgent review 🔍 of the fuel market.

Today on the Queen's official birthday, I pay tribute to Her Majesty's remarkable dedication to duty and her seven decades of selfless service to the nation and to the Commonwealth.

Our monarch is an inspiration to us all.

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