Govt must grant EU citizens proof of settled status

The Liberal Democrats are calling on the Government to grant EU citizens the automatic right to stay in the UK, with the physical proof they need, as new Home Office figures reveal thousands are being refused and 1.8 million have not been granted the right to stay permanently.The latest EU Settlement Scheme statistics, which were published … Continue reading Govt must grant EU citizens proof of settled status

PM mistaken in thinking he can break the law without consequence 

Responding to reports that the European Commission has launched legal action against the UK, following the UK Government's refusal to remove sections from the Internal Market Bill, Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Christine Jardine said: "Contrary to the belief of senior Government figures and their families, breaking the law has consequences. It beggars belief that Boris … Continue reading PM mistaken in thinking he can break the law without consequence 

MEP Life 24- Goodbye to Strasbourg

With my time as an MEP coming to an end there will be many ‘lasts’. Last encounters with fantastic European colleagues; last committee meetings; and, as was the case this week, last visits to the official seat of the European Parliament, Strasbourg. I’ve explained in previous versions of MEPLife that this is where we have … Continue reading MEP Life 24- Goodbye to Strasbourg

EPLife- A view from Judith’s UK team in Brussels

Hello, Felix here from Judith’s UK team! Recently I had the chance to join Judith’s Brussels office team for a week. I thought I’d take over her blog this week and fill you in on some of the things I got up to! To begin with, the European Parliament is a pretty remarkable place. If … Continue reading EPLife- A view from Judith’s UK team in Brussels

South East MEP urges Cypriot Minister of Justice to review case of British Teenager;

Letter to George Saviddes Judith Bunting, Liberal Democrat MEP for South East England, has written to the Cypriot Minister of Justice and Public Order, George L. Savvides, in relation to the case of the British teenager who was recently convicted of 'public mischief'. The letter, which has been co-signed by a number of her colleagues … Continue reading South East MEP urges Cypriot Minister of Justice to review case of British Teenager;

MEP Life 23- and the work goes on…

Hello. Welcome back to MEPLife. Thank you for reading. I am sure you will understand if I come back to the election, the result and Brexit in a future message. This blog is about the work that has been going on behind the scenes. One of the huge differences about the European Parliament and Westminster … Continue reading MEP Life 23- and the work goes on…

Speech in ITRE about European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

Thank you. So I speak here as the rapporteur on the opinion on the CULT committee, so I come at it from the education angle. But, you know, given my interest in science and technology and industry and so on, I also have ITRE ambitions in mind. So I have a few points. My first … Continue reading Speech in ITRE about European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

CULT questions to the European Institution of Innovation and Technology :04/12/2019

On Wednesday I had the opportunity to ask questions of the European Institution of Innovation and Technology (EIT) as part of my role as the rapporteur for CULT on the Strategic Innovation Agenda (SIA). Put simply I am reviewing the impacts of the new proposals for EIT to continue in a wider capacity and am … Continue reading CULT questions to the European Institution of Innovation and Technology :04/12/2019

MEP Life 22- Commissioners, Budget and Europe wide Climate Emergency

Hello everybody and thanks, once again, for stopping by and taking the time to read MepLife. Work in the European Parliament powers on and, as you know, I use my newsletter, this weekly blog and the podcast I do with Caroline Voaden to shine a light on them. If you have views about the things … Continue reading MEP Life 22- Commissioners, Budget and Europe wide Climate Emergency