1st July 2013
The European Commission is currently considering imposing an eye watering 47% duty on solar panels imported from China from 6th August 2013. This move is in response to accusations that China has been dumping (the practice of selling a product at less than the cost of production) solar cells onto the European market.
16th May 2013
I am repeatedly appalled by some of my MEP colleagues and their never ending demands for more taxpayers' money. Earlier this year, David Cameron successfully negotiated with other Heads of Government to reduce the EU budget for the first time in 56 years.
8th April 2013
I joined the Conservative Party because I was inspired by Margaret Thatcher's leadership. She is my political hero and one of the greatest leaders of the 20th century. She brought Britain back from the brink of bankruptcy, helped win the Cold war and once again assured our country a leading role in global politics.
18th March 2013
Proposed changes to the Maritime Search and Rescue (SAR) service could lead to the closure of the Coastguard facility in Portland. This was the message expressed by Dorset County Councillor Tim Munro, and Borough Councillors Ian Munro-Price and Ian Bruce, to South West MEP, Ashley Fox, when he visited the threatened airbase last week.
15th March 2013
In what can only be described as federalist idiocy the the European Commission this week proposed that the UK be forced to hold next year’s European Elections on a Sunday - in order to encourage us all to feel ‘more European’. They clearly haven't spoken to many of my constituents.