24th Novemember 2009


Strasbourg 24 November 2009. Conservative spokesman on Constitutional Affairs in the European Parliament Ashley Fox has rounded on the President of the European Parliament for blocking a more transparent approach to the parliamentary decision making process.  It is simply not acceptable to treat our citizens like mushrooms, keeping them in the dark and covering them with fertiliser, he said.

 

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11th November 2009


Dear Sir,
I am glad that after 12 years of delay the Government has woken up to the fact that Britain will soon be facing severe power shortages. The building of a new generation of nuclear power plants will help to ensure a steady supply of power for homes and businesses, that is not reliant on imports from unstable parts of the world.

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03rd November 2009


Brussels 3 November 2009. Ashley Fox  MEP, a member of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in  the  Europe an Parliament, today welcomed the proposed break up of Lloyds and RBS as a chance to promote greater competition in the UK banking sector but is still concerned about the risks to taxpayers and the economy as a whole.

 

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22nd October 2009


MEPs set to support new EU External Actions Service proposals

Strasbourg, 20th October 2009 -- The European Parliament is already steaming ahead with the creation of a foreign ministry, EU embassies and a college for training EU diplomats, even before the Lisbon Treaty has been ratified in all 27 member states, Ashley Fox MEP, Conservative constitutional affairs spokesman in the European Parliament, warned today.

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07th October 2009

 

South West MEP uses Maiden Speech to criticise Gordon Brown’s handling of the Lisbon Treaty.

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30th September 2009


Dear Sir,


On Wednesday (30th September) the Conservative Party and our new European allies achieved our first big success in stopping unwanted red tape from further damaging British Businesses across the country and here in the South West.

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18th September 2009

 

Dear Editor,

I am delighted that yesterday Conservative MEP’s were able to secure concessions to help protect the Dairy Farm industry.


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07th September 2009

Stop the Blockades; The French Government Must do More.

 

Ashley Fox MEP, has lent his support to a petition from the Federation of Small Business protesting against the frequent blockades of the Channel ports by French Fisherman. French trade unions frequently seek to stop cross-channel traffic, which imposes huge costs on hauliers, as well as causing chaos for thousands of tourists.

  

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26th August 2009

Every taxpayer will now be paying £260 per year to Brussels. New Conservative MEP for the South West, Ashley Fox, has condemned the news that local taxpayers are now facing an increase of 60% in their contribution to the EU.  Thanks to Labour's failed negotiating stance local residents will each be paying £260 in 2010 to support the EU. This compares to only £163 per person this year, and only £53 in 2004.

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6th August 2009

Ashley Fox, Conservative MEP for the South West, is calling on the European Parliament to make savings and cut back on spending in next year’s budget. As residents across the South West continue to struggle in the current recession it is only right that the EU reduces costs as well.

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