Tag Archives: European Parliament

When will politicians start to take responsibility for their failings


This tweet by Daniel Hannan, my MEP raises all sorts of questions and concerns. He is one of my 10 MEPs who have represented me and my community in the European Parliament for the last five years. The South East … Continue reading

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Ignorance shared by Daily Mail & Nigel Farage!


When I woke up this morning I spotted a Daily Mail headline for an article by Chris Pleasance which stated “Nigel Farage vows return to front line politics to attack Theresa May’s ‘fraudulent’ Chequers plan” My initial reaction was a … Continue reading

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Defending Brexit by attacking the truth?


As we all seek to make sense of the impact of Brexit the men and women who are well paid as our MEPs are in a crucial position try to assist their constituents and the rest of society to ensure … Continue reading

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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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Some important history lessons


Last night on Question Time one of the audience members proudly asserted that they could trace their history back 700 years and they would vote to leave the EU to retain the sovereignty which was part of their heritage. Its … 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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