8th October 2014

 

Ashley Fox, MEP for the South West of England & Gibraltar, has warmly welcomed the decision by the Commission to finally give the go ahead for the new reactor at Hinkley Point. The proposed development had been the subject of a lengthy investigation by officials within the Competition Commission as to whether the funding package for the new reactor constitutes ‘state aid’ and is therefore illegal under EU law. This investigation has now concluded and the plans have been approved.

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3rd October 2014

 

South West Conservative MEP, Ashley Fox, has today challenged the Commission to accept the need for a new generation of Nuclear Reactors in the UK and support the Hinkley Point C reactor in Somerset. 

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22nd September 2014

 

The European Commission is once again considering proposals that could threaten the smooth running of British Ports, including those such as Avonmouth and Portbury near Bristol. The Commission’s aim is to introduce competition into the largely State owned and State Subsidised ports on the continent.

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10th September 2014

 

I am delighted with the decision to allocate the UK's Commission Candidate, Lord Hill, the portfolio of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union in the next European Commission.

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1st August 2014

 

An official report by the EU's Court of Auditors has added huge weight to the campaign headed by South West Conservative MEP Ashley Fox to stop the European Parliament endlessly shuttling between Strasbourg and Brussels.

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29th May 2014

 

Conservative MEPs reacted with anger today after the European Commission tried to undermine David Cameron's historic budget cut by demanding an extra £500 million from British taxpayers to meet Brussels spending bills this year.

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16th May 2014


Local South West MEP, Ashley Fox, visited the South West’s largest agricultural market, the Sedgemoor Auction Centre, on Saturday 10th May. Ashley was shown around by Robert Venner, who runs the Centre for auctioneers and chartered surveyors Greenslade Taylor Hunt, together with Rebecca Pow, the Prospective Conservative MP for the Taunton Deane constituency.

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9th May 2014

 

This was the message received by Conservative South West MEP, Ashley Fox, when he visited Dorset to meet with local orchard owner Rupert Best and cider maker Nick Poole, who produces the fabulous ‘Lancombe Rising’ cider from apples supplied from Rupert’s orchards.

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28th April 2014

 

I am delighted to hear that the Energy Minister, Michael Fallon, has announced that a post 2015 Conservative Government would end the current subsidies for onshore wind farms. In addition full control of wind farm planning applications will be handed to local Councils and Councillors.

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16th April 2014


A piece of EU reform which set out to tackle red tape has been hijacked and turned into a blueprint to extend the nanny state.

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4th April 2014

 

Conservative MEPs have this week seen off a threat to thousands of local jobs at Airbus, posed by the irresponsible actions of Labour, Liberal Democrat and UKIP MEPs.

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