9th July 2013
I am delighted to see the progress of the EU Referendum Bill and that this has now passed its first vote in the House of Commons. I do believe that this is a step in the right direction and my personal thanks go to James Wharton MP for bringing this issue forward so that the British public can have their say on our relationship with the European Union.
5th July 2013
Like so many of my constituents, I am unhappy with Britain’s current relationship with the European Union. I firmly believe it has to change. I am delighted that the Prime Minister now wants to renegotiate our membership of the EU and put that deal to the British people in an in/out referendum.
4th July 2013
I recently visited the Nationwide Building Society Headquarters in Swindon to discuss the future of banking in this country. Over the last decade the banks have reeled from one self-inflicted wound to another. First we had the financial crisis of 2008, where many banks over extended themselves and put their customers and shareholders at risk. Then came the PPI scandal with the mis-selling of products, and finally the Libor fixing scam, the impact of which is still being felt and investigated.
3rd July 2013
The European Parliament will vote tomorrow (Thursday) on whether to adopt an astonishing report proposing intrusive changes to the way European elections are run in Britain.
1st July 2013
The European Commission is currently considering imposing an eye watering 47% duty on solar panels imported from China from 6th August 2013. This move is in response to accusations that China has been dumping (the practice of selling a product at less than the cost of production) solar cells onto the European market.
16th May 2013
I am repeatedly appalled by some of my MEP colleagues and their never ending demands for more taxpayers' money. Earlier this year, David Cameron successfully negotiated with other Heads of Government to reduce the EU budget for the first time in 56 years.