Chris Philp

Chris Philp


Father, Serial Entrepreneur and MP for Croydon South. Police Minister. Former Minister for Technology and in Ministry of Justice and Treasury

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Deeply inappropriate that Sir Keir appears to be attempting to pressure the Police into clearing him with his announcement just now - by the admission of his own aides

The Online Safety Bill does not threaten free speech, it helps protect it - my Times article today

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In the first 5 months of 2022 UK tech businesses raised £12.5 billion - half a billion a week. This is 3x Germany, 2x France & we even beat China. The UK globally is 2nd only to the US. Today’s Digital Strategy will show how we plan to go even further

I’m deeply saddened it has come to this, but the PM should step down given public and Parliamentary confidence has clearly gone, and given the importance of integrity in public life. I’m therefore stepping down as Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy now

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After careful thought, I’ve decided to back @trussliz  for Leader and PM. I think she has the right mix of experience and vision for a dynamic, high growth economy - with a turbo-charged tech sector at its heart. I will be voting for her later today (and I hope subsequently!)

Great to see sterling strengthening on the back of the new UK Growth Plan

What we’re doing to protect households from the cost of the global energy price crisis:

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This hood news hasn’t been much reported in the media. Negative news gets massively amplified and trumpeted. Positive news just gets ignored.

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After a lot of thought I’ve decided to support and nominate Rishi as the next PM. I think he will serve our country’s national interest very well in the months and years ahead, through globally turbulent times. I hope the party unites around whoever wins, in the national interest

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The new car tax proposed by @SadiqKhan  will hit outer London Boroughs where businesses rely on people driving in from the home counties to work and shop. This will stymie the recovery. Another good reason to elect @ShaunBaileyUK  in May to stop this

2. Spending £30m on the Croydon Park hotel which subsequently went bankrupt 3. Spending £50m on the Colonnades retail park which subsequently crashed in value 4. According to the auditors, persistent budgetary control failures, including covering up overspends

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