Conservatives have thrown British farmers on the scrapheap

The Liberal Democrats have warned that Conservative MPs across the UK should “hang their head in shame” for voting against measures to protect high environmental and animal welfare standards.Conservative MPs rejected amendments to the Agriculture Bill [04/11/2020] which would have forced the UK Government to ensure that British food and animal welfare standards are maintained … Continue reading Conservatives have thrown British farmers on the scrapheap

MPs must use this last chance to back farmers.

The Liberal Democrats are calling on Conservative MPs, this week, to back British farming and vote to protect our high environmental and animal welfare standards.In a letters to Tory MPs across the UK, Liberal Democrats are warning that Conservatives must not “risk farmers' livelihoods to win a favourable trade deal from Donald Trump.”The votes come … Continue reading MPs must use this last chance to back farmers.

Judith Bunting – Speech in ITRE about European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

I speak here as Rapporteur for the CULT committee for the Strategic Innovation Agenda for the EIT, 2021 - 2027, so I come at this work from the education angle. However, given my interest in science, technology and industry, I also have ITRE ambitions in mind. My first concern is the level of ambition as … Continue reading Judith Bunting – Speech in ITRE about European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)

This is the Future: CO2 Recycling

CO2 is the new gold. Carbon Recycling is the most interesting thing on the technical horizon. 1st October 2019: I enjoyed a fascinating briefing at the European Energy Forum from leaders at Wärtsilä, where they are developing the process of Carbon Recycling. Carbon Dioxide CO2 is captured from the air or directly from emissions streams, … Continue reading This is the Future: CO2 Recycling

This is a Climate Emergency, Dirty Air Knows no Borders!

Judith Bunting MEP, in European Parliament, delivering her speech to the European Parliament on Climate Change.

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!

Brecon & Radnor – Tomorrow, Weds 31st July

Jane Dodds

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

An eventful week in politics- MEP Life – week 5

MEP Life

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

New Liberal Democrat Leader Announced

Jo Swinson, Leader of the Liberal Democrats

Today we announced Jo Swinson as the first female leader of the Liberal Democrats. Her acceptance speech was both powerful and motivating, reminding us that Liberalism is alive and thriving and the UK's future lies in the European Union.   Judith was at the announcement in London today and comments that “Jo Swinson gave a … Continue reading New Liberal Democrat Leader Announced

Demand better for education

The Education Select Committee report, published today, calls on the Government to commit to a 10-year, multi-billion cash injection for schools and colleges. Sitting on the Education and Culture committee, I have been horrified over the past few years by the way that the Conservative government has cut funding for schools and colleges to the … Continue reading Demand better for education

Busy in Brussels and Berkshire -MEP Life – week 3

European Parliament

At the start of the week I travelled back to Brussels for the start of our legislative and committee work. For me, that means a focus on education and culture, specifically life-long learning, STEAM subjects, and the Creative Europe funding scheme, which is important for all of our creative industries here in the UK. I … Continue reading Busy in Brussels and Berkshire -MEP Life – week 3