Hello. It is wonderful to be back in Berlin. I have always appreciated the warmth with which I have been greeted when visiting Germany - and it has been no different today. So, thank you for inviting me to join this conference – and thank you for coming this evening. I am a newly elected … Continue reading Speech from Berlin Wall 30- on 6th November 2019
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)
This week, the Liberal Democrats proposed a Bill that should break the deadlock between Johnson’s government at the EU. The Bill amends the Fixed Term Parliament Act to hold a General Election on Monday December 9th. It is well know that we believe a 'People’s Vote' is the best way forward to stop Brexit, but … Continue reading LibDems set out plan for December 9th General Election
Hello there, Felix here from Judith’s team. As a lot of you will know, Judith recently hosted a group of 24 young apprentices from the South East of England. We assembled at King’s Cross St. Pancras International, meeting up with groups of apprentices who’d travelled from across the region, Kent, West Berkshire and Oxfordshire. Names … Continue reading A view from behind the Lens- feedback on the Apprentices’ trip 2019
In October, I was delighted to welcome 24 apprentices from the South East of England to Brussels, along with an additional contingent from the East of England! These are young men and women who I hope will benefit from finding out opportunities that are available to them throughout the EU. It took a lot of … Continue reading The future looks bright with these promising apprentices, but we can make it brighter still!
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!
Judith Bunting, Liberal Democrat MEP for the South East of England, has written to UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin following the racist abuse directed at England’s black players on Monday evening in Sofia, Bulgaria. In the letter, which was co-signed by 35 cross-party MEPs, Judith says: “It is appalling to see players subjected to this kind … Continue reading South East MEP calls on UEFA President to take zero tolerance approach to racism
Another busy and exciting week in Brussels. You’ll recall the week before last we had a round of Commissioner-Designate hearings, which provided us MEPs with a great opportunity to scrutinise what are essentially incoming European Ministers. I was able to attend more last week, including, Margrethe Vestager’s, whose proposed portfolio is “Europe fit for the … Continue reading MEP Life 16- Brussels, Swinson and a week of #StopBrexit visitors
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
Judith Bunting MEP has responded to the Pro-Brexit group’s controversial tweet, in which German Chancellor Merkel was labelled a ‘kraut’. Aaron Banks, the organisation’s co-founder, has today apologised, following widespread backlash. Judith says: “Like many others, I was shocked, saddened and slightly sickened when I saw Leave.EU’s xenophobic tweet including a photo of Germany’s Chancellor … Continue reading Liberal Democrat South East MEP condemns Leave.EU’s xenophobic tweet