25th October 2011

I am outraged that under a proposal expected to be unveiled by the European Commission on 26th October

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13th October 2011

I am alarmed, but not surprised, by the European Commission’s latest attempt to muddy the legal waters.

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20th September 2011
I am increasingly concerned about new EU criminal law proposals which are scheduled to undermine national governments.

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2nd September 2011
I have repeatedly warned about the dangers of unfair competition for British egg farmers and welcome today's (Friday) British parliamentary committee report on the EU's Welfare of Laying Hens Directive.

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19th August 2011

I am calling on the Commission to support a fair deal for British Pig Farmers who are facing unfair competition from Europe. British Pig Farmers are expected to conform to strict animal welfare standards that are not applicable in the most of the EU.

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18th August 2011

I am delighted to see the Government announce that Newquay Airport will become one of the Britain’s new Enterprise Zones. It is hoped that the scheme will create around 1000 new jobs for Cornwall as businesses are encouraged to invest in the 135 acre site, due to low business rates and relaxed planning regulations.

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15th July 2011
Fanatics in the European Parliament this morning gave a rapturous reception to plans that would see the EU flag on all sports team shirts. The plans were approved after a heated debate that saw Conservative MEPs, and the British media, vilified for speaking out against these ridiculous proposals.

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11th July 2011
Liberal Democrat MEP Andrew Duff is pushing hard for the creation of 25 extra MEPs to represent all of Europe.  The proposals would see 25 more politicians elected from pan-European parties to represent over 500million people.  Each of the 25 new MEPs would be equally responsible and all equally unaccountable to the people of Europe.

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6th July 2011
The Government has just finished consulting on proposals to turn British Waterways, the body responsible for maintaining and improving Britain’s inland waterways, into a new charity. It is hoped that this will give people a greater say on the future of their local canals and rivers.

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20th June 2011

 

Conservative MEP for the South West, Ashley Fox, has expressed his approval of the decision of EU employment ministers to shelve proposals forcing employers to provide 20 weeks maternity leave on full pay.

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13th June 2011

 

Dear Sir,

 

I am becoming increasingly concerned with the behavior of Liberal Democrat MEPs, such as my South West MEP colleague, Sir Graham Watson, recently knighted in the Queen's birthday honours list.

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