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Flick speaks out against modern slavery

I was pleased to take part in a training event at Portsmouth's Anglican cathedral on Saturday looking at modern slavery. Slavery is still a big problem in the world, and in first world countries where people come here, or are brought here by traffickers, and end up in conditions of slavery.

RMT and ASLEF strike action

I am sorry to say that the unions in dispute with Southern Rail are going ahead with further strike action in the coming days. These will happen on January 10th, 11th, and 13th, with further strikes announced for January 24th, 25th and 27th.

Article for New Statesman on Cybersecurity

This is a piece I've written for the New Statesman, touching on my work in Parliament as the Chair of the All-party group on Cybersecurity. It's an issue of growing importance, and something which ties in to Portsmouth's traditional position as a hub of our defence capabilities:

Our "One Nation" agenda must stop boys falling behind at age five

The Prime Minister was absolutely right to say outside the door of 10 Downing Street that “If you’re a white working-class boy you’re less likely than anybody else in Britain to go to university.”

If we want this to change, we have to go right back to the beginning.

Female MPs, abuse, and respect - a piece for Stylist Magazine

With my colleague and co-chair of the All-party Women and Work Group in Parliament, Jess Phillips, I have written a piece for Stylist magazine which looks at some of the challenges, and indeed attacks, which women MPs have to face.