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
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
Our MEP delegation joined colleagues in co-signing a letter to the Polish Prime Minister in response to the violence against the LGBT community that took place during the first pride march in Bialystok on 20th July, and the intended distribution of ‘LGBT-free zone’ stickers by Polish conservative magazine, Gazeta Polska. People attending the city’s pride … Continue reading MEPs concerned about LGBT discrimination in Poland
My second week in Strasbourg started with a meeting looking at renewable energy with Jerzy Buzek, MEP, Chair of the European Energy Forum, and Miguel Arias Cañete, the Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy. It was good to discuss with them the latest long term plans for sustainable change across the EU. The Women for … Continue reading A week of firsts- MEP life- Week 4
I was honoured to recently join the Twinning events and ceremony between Newbury, Berkshire and Carcaixent, Spain, as part of my role as an MEP for the region, and also in relation to the education and culture committee of which I am a member. It has been a joy to see the connections between Newbury … Continue reading Twinning- an exchange of culture
After being joined by the En Marche party, the European Parliament group ALDE, has been renamed Renew Europe. The new name shows that the Group is united with the Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament. The Liberal Democrats are at the heart of the new political group working to Renew Europe, and as … Continue reading Renew Europe- What’s in a name?
With your support Remain parties, Lib Dems, Greens, SNP, Plaid and ChUK, all backers of a second referendum, polled 39.1%. No-dealers, Ukip and the Brexit Party achieved just 33.7%.
On Tuesday 11th April, Newbury and West Berkshire Liberal Democrats hosted a panel discussion at East Garston Village Hall to explore the effect that Brexit is likely to have on rural affairs, including the racing industry. Thank you to everyone who came along to join us - and to our speakers for the event who … Continue reading The Great Liberal Democrat Brexit Debate – Rural Affairs and Racing
Thanks to all who came along to the debate in Hungerford this evening. A great set of questions and had at least one clear conversion in the room. A couple of follow up notes:
* Re EU borders ...