Articles

Robert's Weekly Swindon Advertiser Article - 9 August 2017

Last week, I went to the Court of Appeal and argued that a 15-year sentence given to Breast Surgeon Ian Paterson, who intentionally wounded his patients, was not sufficient to reflect the seriousness and totality of his offending.

Robert's Weekly Swindon Advertiser Article - 3 August 2017

In my role as Solicitor General, I work weekly to review criminal sentences referred to me under the Unduly Lenient Sentence (ULS) scheme. This scheme gives the victims of crime, their families and the public the opportunity to challenge sentences which they believe are too low.

Robert's Weekly Swindon Advertiser Article - 28 July 2017

Parliament dissolved for summer recess last week, which gives me the opportunity to spend more of my time here in Swindon, meeting with local residents and organisations, helping out with local campaigns and seeing more of my family.

Robert's Weekly Swindon Advertiser Article - 13th July 2017

Over the last few years, we have seen changes to the way many of us work, giving rise to phrases such as the “gig economy”, which is used to describe those engaged in short term contract work. Very often, flexible working is a welcome and helpful way of doing things but there are problems too.

Robert's Weekly Swindon Advertiser Article - 6 July 2017

I have always enjoyed vigorous political debate, and have almost always found some common ground with those who have a different view.  Although there may be strong disagreement as to the means of achieving a better society, there can at least be agreement on the same objectives.  At the moment,

Robert's Weekly Swindon Advertiser Article - 28 June 2017

One of the main problems affecting the lives and well-being of older people is loneliness. Human beings are social animals, but the prospect of having hours and even days without talking to another living soul is being faced every day by many of our older Swindon residents.