MEP hits back after fiery exchange in European Parliament

On Thursday, during a debate about Brexit in the European Parliament, Nigel Farage got up and dusted off a routine with which we’ve all become painfully familiar.“You’re not looking for solutions”, shouted the man who knows nothing but the politics of protest. “We are not dealing with people acting in good faith”, said perhaps the … Continue reading MEP hits back after fiery exchange in European Parliament

MEP Life 15- Interviews, Interrogations and a week of #Education

Last week the Committees met to interview the incoming Commissioner Designates (effectively European Ministers), senior politicians with one put forward by each member state, to lead work in a particular policy area. The people being interviewed will only get the job IF they pass the scrutiny of the Parliament. This is a process designed to … Continue reading MEP Life 15- Interviews, Interrogations and a week of #Education

MEP Life 14: Committees, Supreme Decisions and a Presidency

This week we were based in Brussels! On Monday I attended two exhibitions seeking to raise awareness of illegal wildlife trading. The EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking has been in place since 2016 and has significantly helped strengthen the EU’s role in the global fight against illegal trading. During the last EU Parliament the campaign in the … Continue reading MEP Life 14: Committees, Supreme Decisions and a Presidency

MEP Life 13- Debates, Dogs and Demonstrations

Last week, it was back to Strasbourg last week for the big debate on the resolution on the state of play of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.  Debate was led by Juncker and Barnier, with Guy Verhofstadt taking a leading role as the Chair of the Brexit Steering Group. That said, this was a … Continue reading MEP Life 13- Debates, Dogs and Demonstrations

MEP Life 11- Parliament, Police and Proroguing

BRUSSELS Hello to you all, as you may have noticed, MEPs were back at work in Brussels, last week. The first week of the month is committee week, and I spent my formal working time considering plans and worries around 5G, budget provision for Erasmus and Creative Europe, and plans for Energy Transition with it … Continue reading MEP Life 11- Parliament, Police and Proroguing

Cross Party Declaration

A Cross Party Group of UK Members of the European Parliament has signed a Declaration committing themselves to work together in the face of brexit, and have called upon continental colleagues to support their efforts.Meeting in Brussels, representatives of the Green, Labour, Liberal Democrat, Alliance, Plaid Cymru and Scottish National Party were able to sign … Continue reading Cross Party Declaration

MEP Life- starter for 10

This week has been extraordinary from a political climate perspective and also in terms of the galvanising of thousands of people to step out of their usual lives and stand up to be counted to stop the current Government removing their say. We need a People’s Parliament; a way for everyone to get their voices … Continue reading MEP Life- starter for 10

MEP Judith Bunting calls on India to respect human rights of all citizens

Judith Bunting MEP responds to Kashmir worries, condemns human rights violations and use of excessive force in meeting with the Minister of External Affairs of India, Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar. At a meeting in Brussels today with the Minister of External Affairs of India, Judith Bunting MEP for the South East of England condemned the use … Continue reading MEP Judith Bunting calls on India to respect human rights of all citizens

MEP Life 9- There and Back again: an MEP life of Journeying in the South East

Another terrific week travelling around the South East and meeting a lot of you. Thank you to everyone who has connected through social media, it is so nice to then meet you in person. Great to meet @sfosterld and the Portsmouth team during the week. On Thursday I was at Kennet Radio in Newbury discussing … Continue reading MEP Life 9- There and Back again: an MEP life of Journeying in the South East

Bunting talks Business in Chesham- MEP Life 8

This week I have had a short break after visiting all over the South East over the past few weeks. However, I managed to squeeze in a couple of things over the weekend which I wanted to tell you about. I was invited to speak at an event in Chesham, by the group Chilterns 4 … Continue reading Bunting talks Business in Chesham- MEP Life 8