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Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner has written to the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson MP, about the murder of Italian Cambridge University PhD student, Giulio Regeni, in Cairo last year. He called for an update from the Foreign Office about progress that has been made on the investigation. 

Cambridge student, Giulio Regeni, was killed in Egypt while doing fieldwork into trade unions. In December, Daniel joined Amnesty International activists from the ‘Truth for Giulio’ campaign outside the Guildhall to maintain pressure on the British and Egyptian governments.

Daniel Zeichner MP wrote: One year on and we seem no closer to uncovering the truth about what happened, and no closer to securing much-needed answers and justice for Mr Regeni, his family and loved ones. I hope the Foreign Secretary can provide some real reassurance that he is doing everything he can to reveal the truth about this sickening crime.”

Cambridge MP writes to Foreign Secretary on anniversary of Giulio Regeni’s murder

Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner has written to the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson MP, about the murder of Italian Cambridge University PhD student, Giulio Regeni, in Cairo last year. He called...

Daniel Zeichner MP has heavily criticised the Government’s Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill for suggestion that companies could be charged to hire skilled EU nationals under current Brexit proposals. This would hit Cambridge companies particularly hard, with many relying on EU nationals to plug the local skills gap.

The proposed £1,000 skills charge is already being brought in from April for those coming to the UK from outside the EU.

When asked about the proposals Robert Goodwill MP stated to the Lords EU Home Affairs sub-committee a similar levy for EU workers "may be something that has been suggested to us could apply".

The non-EU levy, which applies to workers in skilled employment sectors, with an exemption for PhD-level posts, aims to reduce net migration, however many Cambridge companies and support services for both universities, as well as the local NHS, are reliant on skilled employees from the EU.

Daniel Zeichner MP said: “Each week we receive another headline grabbing statement without any thought for the impact on local businesses, public services and our education sector. Losing access to skilled EU staff will cost Cambridge companies dear, and as they move or fail, we will lose many jobs that local people rely on.  

"And the Conservatives fail to realise is this is a two-way street; the policies aimed at EU nationals will be met with reciprocal arrangements for British people currently living and working in EU nations. It is a race to the bottom, in which everyone loses.”

Daniel Zeichner MP slams Government Minister’s tax hit on Cambridge companies

Daniel Zeichner MP has heavily criticised the Government’s Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill for suggestion that companies could be charged to hire skilled EU nationals under current Brexit proposals. This would...

Daniel Zeichner MP, speaking in Parliament this week, has raised the issue of the pressures facing Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

The Cambridge MP raised the case of a local resident who was treated in a seminar room and challenged Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health, to come to Cambridge and see the reality on the ground.

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Daniel Zeichner MP said: “Addenbrooke's is working flat out, but the Government is in denial about the cause of the problem – that too many people are stuck in hospital because the care system outside is failing. Jeremy Hunt says other areas are managing, so I asked him to come to Cambridgeshire and sit down with his Conservative County Council colleagues and explain to them what they are doing wrong. The system is at breaking point, and we haven’t even had the cold weather yet – we need the Government to get a grip.”

(to view the full exchange please click: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYJop9m8G24 )

Daniel Zeichner MP addresses Parliament about state of local NHS in Cambridge

Daniel Zeichner MP, speaking in Parliament this week, has raised the issue of the pressures facing Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. The Cambridge MP raised the case of a local resident...


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