New law could push many sheep farmers over the edge, local MEP warns
As of 1st January, South West sheep farmers will face substantial new costs in complying with a redundant new EU requirement to electronically tag their flocks, local Conservative MEP, Ashley Fox, has warned.
8th December 2009
Once again a proposed EU-wide increase in maternity leave will damage small businesses and young women's employment prospects.
04th December 2009
It was with an intellectual weariness that I read Alistair Darlings posturing in the Times last week. His ‘hands off our city’ comments will have little impact on a situation that he has caused. By agreeing to a British High Representative for Foreign Affairs they have let the French assume the role for regulating the Banking and Financial Sectors of this country.
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.
11th November 2009
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.
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.
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.
30th September 2009
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.
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.