The values of duty, service & respect much needed today

I always find Remembrance Sunday makes me quite reflective. It’s an event which I almost always attend. My earliest memories are cold winter mornings, marching with the Boys Brigade. I was thinking about that on Sunday as I joined constituents at the Cross of Sacrifice service, organised by Friends of Brandwood End cemetery. I tryContinue reading The values of duty, service & respect much needed today

Ho Ho Ho. Christmas starts early as MP launches Christmas card competition!

Christmas has come early for Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, as he launches his annual Christmas card competition for local primary schools.    The competition is popular across Selly Oak with more than 18 schools taking part this year. The winning design will be chosen to feature on Steve’s official Christmas card, which is sent to people in the constituency and across the country.  This year, it is being sponsored byContinue reading Ho Ho Ho. Christmas starts early as MP launches Christmas card competition!

No one should go to work leaving their loved ones to wonder whether they will be coming home again

I share the view of so many that my murdered colleague Sir David Amess was a thoroughly decent man who cared deeply for others and was devoted to his constituency. I couldn’t pay tribute to him, in the House of Commons, because as is often the case on these occasions, many more wanted to contributeContinue reading No one should go to work leaving their loved ones to wonder whether they will be coming home again

We must step up to plate in time of crisis

I’m back in Parliament today, following events in Afghanistan. For 20 years we’ve been battling extremists obsessed with perverting Islamic ideals. Whether it’s Daesh who emerged from the remnants of Al Qaeda or the Taliban, their striking feature, apart from their barbarity, is their attitude towards women who can’t hold jobs but can be soldContinue reading We must step up to plate in time of crisis