2nd October 2012


The EU's spending watchdog recently published a report which is highly critical of the European Commission's performance in delivering key development and aid projects in Africa.

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27th September 2012


The decision by the European Commission to take Britain to court in a row over corporate tax rules is a blatant attempt to extend the EU's powers into matters of member-state tax law.

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.

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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.

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11th September 2012

 

I am delighted that the UK Government is going to stand up to the  'hypocritical' European Commission over their desire to increase the VAT rate being charged on energy-saving materials.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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11th July 2012

 

I was delighted to hear that Bournemouth Airport has unveiled a new ten year £60 million investment plan that will create more than 1,000 new jobs for the county. These will come from the construction, expansion and setting up of new businesses that will include new industrial units, warehouses, distribution facilities and hangars.

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8th July 2012

 

The Prime Minister is right to talk about holding a referendum on Britain's relationship with the European Union. He is also right that this shouldn't take place until after the next General Election.

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2nd July 2012

 

The EU once again proves to be out of touch as it proposes a 6.8% increase to its budget next year. This is in contrast with Britain and other member states that are raising taxes and cutting public expenditure in order to reduce their deficits.

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