MEP Life 18- Strasbourg and the Commons vote on Withdrawal Act Bill (WAB)

Hello and welcome to MEP Life 18! After the joy of the People’s Vote march, I was off to Strasbourg on Monday for the monthly plenary session, where all MEPs come together to determine Parliament’s position on political issues and vote on the legislative work done in committees. The debates and votes can be found … Continue reading MEP Life 18- Strasbourg and the Commons vote on Withdrawal Act Bill (WAB)

MEP Life 17- Parliament, Protests and the Apprentices’ visit to Brussels!

So much seems to have happened in the last week! I will do my best to do it justice! On Monday I was appalled to watch the racist taunts in the football stadium at the game between England and Bulgaria. I have supported football as a football-Mum and local activist for community sports and there … Continue reading MEP Life 17- Parliament, Protests and the Apprentices’ visit to Brussels!

March for Democracy, a view from the crowd

Chris here from Judith’s team writing again. A month ago, I reported from Reading Pride, and this weekend we went a little bit westward to the site of the First and the Second Battles of Newbury. We marched from Wash Common where scenes from nearly 400 years ago played a pivotal role in what came … Continue reading March for Democracy, a view from the crowd

We should be in the Commons, not at Conference!

Liberal Democrat members have passed an emergency motion calling on the Conservative Government to recall Parliament immediately so that it can sit until Article 50 is extended. The motion demands that Boris Johnson asks the Queen to revoke the prorogation order, and states that future decisions about when Parliament sits should be handed to MPs. It … Continue reading We should be in the Commons, not at Conference!

#StopBrexit- the view from College Green on Wednesday

London on Wednesday; when Boris Johnson announced he was suspending Parliament, was extraordinary. Word spread on social media that people were gathering on College Green at 5:30 but we never imagined the numbers that would gather. Arriving with my London Lib Dem colleagues, MEPs Dinesh Dhamija, Luisa Porritt and Irina von Wiese (pictured above), it … Continue reading #StopBrexit- the view from College Green on Wednesday

Judith Bunting MEP slams Johnson’s move to stifle the voice of the people as ‘childish and cowardly’.

South East reels as Boris Johnson suspends Parliament. Responding to the reports that the Government is expected to ask the Queen to suspend Parliament from mid-September, Liberal Democrat MEP for the South East, Judith Bunting said: "Shutting down Parliament is a childish act of cowardice on the part of Boris Johnson. “He knows the people … Continue reading Judith Bunting MEP slams Johnson’s move to stifle the voice of the people as ‘childish and cowardly’.

Reading Festival

Love music? Brexit will be a lose-lose for British bands, artists & festivals. Musicians need free movement rights & full Single Market access especially on tour. This weekend was enormous fun at Reading festival finding out what festival goers think about Europe and Brexit. What a complete pleasure. We met lively, positive kids who are completely ...

New Liberal Democrat Leader Announced

Jo Swinson, Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Today we announced Jo Swinson as the first female leader of the Liberal Democrats. Her acceptance speech was both powerful and motivating, reminding us that Liberalism is alive and thriving and the UK's future lies in the European Union.   Judith was at the announcement in London today and comments that “Jo Swinson gave a … Continue reading New Liberal Democrat Leader Announced

Sentiment, stunts and a serious point made in Strasbourg

The European Parliament in Strasbourg re-opened today. It was a truly emotional and historic occasion. The European elections were not supposed to happen, and we now have 16 Liberal Democrat MEPS taking their seats. At the opening session, all 16 of us took the opportunity to make our political point, wearing bright ‘Stop Brexit’ t-shirts … Continue reading Sentiment, stunts and a serious point made in Strasbourg