15th February 2011
Conservative MEP for the South West Ashley Fox has come to the defence of a local Cornwall micro-brewery that is facing a backdated tax bill of £10,000 because of EU rules stating that nettle beer is not in fact beer.
11th February 2011
Latest European Parliament research suggests that 70% of MEPs want to drop Strasbourg. Moving to one seat instead of the current Travelling circus would save UK taxpayers £28 million a year.
28th January 2011
Conservative MEP for Gibraltar, Ashley Fox MEP, has formally asked the European Commission to look at the pollution levels coming from the CEPSA refinery across the bay from Gibraltar. This follows news that the refinery has doubled its output over the last 12 months.
21st January 2011
Concern in rural areas at 50% price hike
We all know the cost of fuel is going up, we see it at the petrol pump every week; as petrol prices rise so to does the cost of driving. Yet for many residents across the South West these increases in the cost of fuel are having a far more concerning effect. Between November and December this year the cost of home heating oil rose by 50%.
Strasbourg 15 December 2010.
The European Parliament today adopted a regulation that will enable a million EU citizens to request a new EU law from the European Commission: the European Citizens' Initiative.
12th November 2010
I am sure that many of your readers are aware of the ongoing discussions on next year’s European Union budget. The European Parliament wants a 6% increase. Most European governments want to restrict the rise to 2.9%, which I still think is too high.
9th November 2010
The EU Court of Auditors has once again refused to sign off the European Union´s accounts. It is now 16 years running that the EU has failed to submit accurate accounts.
30th September 2010
The EU's Advocate General has today decided that taking the sex of a person into consideration for insurance purposes was against a person’s fundamental rights. Conservative MEP Ashley Fox has been described this as madness.