Tag Archives: European Parliament

Thursday’s vote on Bee protection


On Thursday members of the European Parliament Environmental Committee will be asked to vote to allow farmers to continue using Neonicotinoids on food crops. The ban on their use on flowering crops has been in place since 2013. However, the European Food … Continue reading

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The world of diplomacy


Its fascinating to see that Donald Trump who is not yet President of the USA and so has so far only a modest grasp of his forthcoming role in the most powerful nation in the world until mid January 2021 … Continue reading

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Who has the most influence


Although we are in the process of bowing out from the European Union, we still have 73 MEPs who are paid to represent us in the European Parliament. 73 men and women who are supposed to ensure that our voices … Continue reading

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The democratic potency of the EU


The referendum is over, the Leave campaign achieved its outcome and all of us must now settle down while our democratic representatives focus on achieving the best Brexit outcome for the nation that they can. As someone wrote to me … Continue reading

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Democracy on whose terms?


The three core issues that appear to have arisen in the arguments about June’s referendum are those of democracy; ie that the EU is anti-democratic, finance; the cost of the EU to you and me and Immigration; control of our … Continue reading

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A strange outcome


In considering how to vote in the forthcoming EU referendum, it is important to read and listen to as many sources as possible including those from people who might otherwise take different views to our own. It is particularly important … Continue reading

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Time for an integrity check


Daniel Hannan, Conservative MEP for our region is backing the Brexit campaign, along with a number of other Conservative MEPs including Syed Kamall, MEP for London and also the leader of the Conservatives in the European Parliament. Add to these … Continue reading

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