Encouraging innovation and technical talent – my European swansong

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

Speech from Berlin Wall 30- on 6th November 2019

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

MEPs concerned about LGBT discrimination in Poland

Renew Group Liberal Democrats

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

A week of firsts- MEP life- Week 4

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

Renew Europe- What’s in a name?

Renew Group Liberal Democrats

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?

The Great Liberal Democrat Brexit Debate – Rural Affairs and Racing

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