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.
11th August 2010
Many of you may be unaware of developing problem facing the residents of Gibraltar. Considering its distance from the UK it is rare that a story crosses back to Britain, but I wanted to draw your readers’ attention to the harassment threatened against the residents of ‘The Rock’.
22nd July 2010
I am glad that after 5 years of incompetence the Rural Payments Agency will finally be reviewed and overhauled. Agriculture Minister Jim Paice has made it plain that he is not prepared to brush the problem under the carpet like the previous government.