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Saturday, June 17th, 2017 @ 5:44PM

Pharmacy must Seize the Opportunities in Healthcare says Lord C-J

I was recently asked to make the introduction and welcome for delegates to the the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union Symposium hosted by the Royal Pharmacy Society and the National Pharmaceutical Association. This is what I said. Leading the Change Ladies and gentlemen can I first of all say…

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Saturday, June 17th, 2017 @ 5:19PM

Lord C-J calls for Ethical framework for AI applications

As Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence I recently gave a Speech at the Berlin AI Expo on why business needs to develop an ethical framework for the use of AI and algorithmns. This is what i said.     Society as a whole is becoming more…

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 @ 5:11PM

Brexit: Why Freedom of Movement Restrictions Will Impact on the Creative Industries

Here is a piece I wrote for the House Magazine recently. Freedom of Movement and the Creative industries  Our creative industries are of ever growing importance to the UK economy quite apart from their cultural value. Worth £87bn to the UK economy, they are growing three times as fast as…

Saturday, January 21st, 2017 @ 11:36AM

Libs Dem Demand Top Table for Creative Industries

The Lib Dem DCMS Team recently led a debate on the impact of Brexit on the Creative Industries  Here is how I introduced it : Last July, when I took part in the two-day debate on the outcome of the European Union referendum, I talked about the implications of Brexit…

Sunday, November 6th, 2016 @ 7:28PM

Peers criticize Ebacc

In a debate initiated by Lib Dem President Baroness Sal Brinton Peers, including myself decried the drop in creative subjects taken at GCSE as a result of the the the Government’s EBacc measures which focus on STEM not STEAM i.e. the arts are excluded with all the consequent impact on…

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Sunday, November 6th, 2016 @ 6:39PM

New All Party Parliamentary Artificial Intelligence Group Being Formed

Stephen Metcalfe MP, Chair of the Science and Technology Select Committee and I are forming a new All Party Group. We held a very well attended first meeting of the prospective group on 21st November. We are are now formally creating the Group and a full programme of meetings is planned.

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