22nd December 2011
From 1 January 2012 it will be illegal to keep chickens in small battery cages in the EU. It is estimated that 83 million illegal eggs will be laid everyday mostly in Eastern Europe. Despite giving farmers over a decade to prepare for the new rules, ten EU countries are not ready to enforce the law.
9th December 2011
David Cameron was absolutely correct to use the UK veto and block plans for a new EU treaty. We can already see that that the French and German Governments are casting him as the villain of the piece. I guess it must be unthinkable to some to have a Prime Minister threaten to use the veto, and then make good on that threat.
29th November 2011
With the wealth of proposals and announcements in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement today it is often easy to miss some of the detail. I for one am delighted to see The Chancellor make a commitment on behalf of this Government to reduce the burden that EU regulation places on businesses.
21st November 2011
Tedworth House, owned by the British Army since 1897, is currently experiencing a new lease of life as a Personnel Recovery Centre for injured servicemen and women. The former grand hunting lodge is now leased by the charity Help for Heroes for £1 a year for the next 99 years, and is currently undergoing a £20million transformation to turn it from a former barracks into a first class facility for members of the armed forces
10th November 2011
I am calling on the European Commission to scale back its highly controversial plans regarding the electronic tagging of sheep. The new rules which came into force in 2010