15th October 2012
I was pleased to learn that the Home Secretary intends to call time on our involvement with the EU Justice & Home Affairs Programme. Mrs May has made it clear that the UK will opt-out of over 130 separate pieces of EU legislation including abandoning the highly controversial EU Arrest Warrant and an EU level Public Prosecutor.
12th October 2012
A vote in the European Parliaments budget committee yesterday has put the European Parliament on a collision course with the British Government at next month's emergency summit. It was hoped that the November meeting might crack the deadlock over the European Union's next seven year budget framework that runs from 2014 until 2020, that hope now looks fragile indeed.
5th October 2012
For a whole variety of reasons people sometimes find themselves without the means to feed either themselves or their family. When this happens there is often little support. We are all used to reading tabloid stories of how they are ‘scroungers’ or have spent all their money on drugs or drink, but for the vast majority of people in this situation this isn’t the case.
27th September 2012
26th September 2012
The European Commission plans to create an entirely new regime of sales contract law to operate across Europe could inflict severe damage to the single market as the Commission is proposing introducing a new set of laws to govern cross border trade, in addition to the exisiting schemes.
21st September 2012
I have launched an e-petition to end the ridiculous "travelling circus" that sees the European Parliament shuttling back and forth between Brussels and Strasbourg on a monthly basis. This costs taxpayers millions of pounds and needlessly pumps tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere.
6th September 2012
I am bitterly disappointed with the advice given by the European Court’s Chief Advisor, the ‘Advocate General’, who is now recommending that the Court rejects moves to curb the cost of the monthly Strasbourg shuffle and overturn the decision by MEPs to cut the number of times we travel to the French city.
31st July 2012
For the third time in three months the Spanish Guarda Civil have exercised jurisdiction over British Gibraltar Territorial Waters. The latest incursion took place late July and most worryingly, the Guardia Civil have taken their actions to a disturbing new level by detaining a boat and Gibraltarian crew legitimately fishing in British Waters.
17th July 2012
The Countryside Alliance is deeply concerned that well intentioned EU legislation could spell disaster for rural shooting. The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has started to look into the issues surrounding the use of lead and is collecting information as to impacts of lead shot. Evidence gathered in the UK has consistently failed to support the outlawing of lead shot across the continent.