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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

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

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

Voices from the Family of #StopBrexit

Throughout my time traveling across the South East and through various European Hubs as part of this role as MEP, there are people who have heartened me, inspired me and also challenged me to keep fighting for the #StopBrexit family. I wanted to introduce you to a few of them.... Chris from #remainernow spoke at … Continue reading Voices from the Family of #StopBrexit

My Speech at Plenary, Cancer debate

Madam President, what makes cancer so dangerous is that it is such a complex disease. Tumours that come under the same umbrella are often quite different. There are many different kinds of breast cancer, but they’re still called breast cancer. Hodgkin’s lymphoma attacks young lives, not old, and it is 95% curable, which is wonderful. … Continue reading My Speech at Plenary, Cancer debate

MEP Life 12 – Conference, Chuka and more money for Erasmus

Greetings from Strasbourg. This week, MEPs were back at work, while the UK parliament continues to be suspended, with MPs unable to work together to solve the Brexit mess. Last week began in Brussels, where I met with other MEPs to talk about budget proposals for the Erasmus + and Horizon 2020 programme. I am … Continue reading MEP Life 12 – Conference, Chuka and more money for Erasmus

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!

Speech at Debate on Education: Autumn Conference!#LifeLongLearning

F19: Education is for Everyone: Investing in Further Education and Learning Throughout Life Investment in education and training for skills development is essential to boost growth and competitiveness: skills determine our capacity to increase productivity and act in an increasingly globalized world. In the long-term, skills can trigger innovation and growth, move production up the … Continue reading Speech at Debate on Education: Autumn Conference!#LifeLongLearning

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

Judith & Catherine Announce…

Complete Application form   Judith and Catherine MEPs for the South East of England are excited to share some of the very real benefits and investments being offered to Apprentices through schemes funded by the European Parliament through a trip arranged to Brussels.    The trip is for 18-25 year-old apprentices to uncover the opportunities … Continue reading Judith & Catherine Announce…