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.
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.
25th June 2012
I recently met with the Managing Director of South West Lakes Trust at Roadford Lake in West Devon. The Trust manages over 50 inland lakes and reservoirs and was awarded the Queen’s Medal for sustainable Tourism. Our meeting focused on the need to invest in the British Tourist Industry by building on the good work already being done at sites like Roadford Lake.
13th June 2012
Argentina has an outstanding debt owed to the World Bank of 16.2 billion dollars. The total of the UK’s share of Argentinian debt through the World Bank exceeds £225 million pounds. In an age of austerity this is certainly money that is much needed.