Read the full article on Lib Dem Voice, here: https://www.libdemvoice.org/my-european-swan-song-encouraging-innovation-and-technological-talent-64801.html Today, my work in Europe is nearly complete. The European Parliament committee gave its final vote in favour of an “opinion” for which I was responsible before the UK’s MEPs’ untimely exit from Brussels. I was working with advisers assessing amendments from all parties until … Continue reading Encouraging innovation and technical talent – my European swansong
Just published: You may be interested to see the latest Background Briefing from the European Parliamentary Research Service, regarding support for and the situation in member states (excluding UK). Published 20th May 2020. Be warned, this is proper background, not sexy political communications. "The measures introduced have the scope to provide local and regional authorities … Continue reading Exceptional coronavirus support measures of benefit to EU regions
Advice for families, couples and singletons in isolation from Jane Ridley, former Senior Therapist at the Relationship Therapy Clinic at The Maudsley Hospital in London. Practical advice for managing time and the importance of a list of positive-things-to-do for everyone in the house. Also, what to do when anger break out and why Jane does not believe in apologies ...
Watch to my final speech in the European Parliament, here. The past six months have been an incredible opportunity to represent my constituents as MEP for the South East of England. Thank you. 🧡 I regret that I was unable to do more, particularly with regards to stopping Brexit, however I am proud of what … Continue reading Final Message
A quick festive message to say: THANK YOU to all of you for following my journey this year and to everyone who has worked so hard to try and halt Brexit over the past few, weeks, months and years. The result of this month's General Election is sad and frustrating. It does not bear true witness to the … Continue reading Best wishes at the end of an eventful 2019
Following her speech in the European Parliament last month, Judith Bunting MEP highlights the case for calling a Climate Emergency. “Ill health caused by air pollution costs the economy billions in lost working days. Causing 400,000 premature deaths per year in Europe alone, it is currently the number one cause of premature deaths. We need … Continue reading This is a Climate Emergency, Dirty Air Knows no Borders!
Fantastic news today. Jane Dodds and the local Liberal Democrat team just WON the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election! This result proves again that the Lib Dems are back and are a huge force to be reckoned with in British politics. We have burst Boris Johnson’s bubble in the first week of his premiership. We have … Continue reading **Lib Dems WIN in Brecon!**
The Brecon and Radnorshire by-election is this week Thursday, 1st August. Can you join us to help get out the vote TOMORROW, Wednesday 31st July? There is a real chance that we can steal this seat away from the Conservatives - but only if we get the vote out. Jane Dodds is a terrific … Continue reading Brecon & Radnor – Tomorrow, Weds 31st July
They say a week is a long time in politics, well they are not wrong!! From the London march through to two new party leaders, this week was super-eventful. Thanks to all who attended the March for Change in London, the many photos and videos from the day are just brilliant. We must keep up … Continue reading An eventful week in politics- MEP Life – week 5
Yesterday I met with the British in Europe Group to talk over what will happen to the 1.3m Britons living in Europe if Boris Johnson goes ahead with a no deal Brexit. This situation is a living nightmare for so many people. British and EU citizens abroad are being used as bargaining chips without regard … Continue reading Crowd funding, the3million and electoral chaos