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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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.

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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.

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8th June 2012

 

After a long delay the court case on the future of the Fox Ammendment has finally begun. The French government has appealled to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg to annul a key vote by MEPs, who last year voted to merge two of their October parliamentary sessions into one week in Strasbourg to save costs.

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30th May 2012

 

On November 10th 1989 the Berlin Wall came down heralding the end of the Communist era. Living standards for most residents of Eastern Europe were to rise sharply over the following two decades, although this did not extend to conditions in some of Eastern Europe’s zoos.

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