This past week or so I have had a chance to immerse myself in Korean culture leading a multiparty learning visit to South Korea. Like many people I am sure, I have read the headlines and am aware of ongoing conflicts and some of the news linked to the Korean Peninsular. Last year at Newbury … Continue reading MEP Life 19: history, diplomacy and Korean travels
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!
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
A Cross Party Group of UK Members of the European Parliament has signed a Declaration committing themselves to work together in the face of brexit, and have called upon continental colleagues to support their efforts.Meeting in Brussels, representatives of the Green, Labour, Liberal Democrat, Alliance, Plaid Cymru and Scottish National Party were able to sign … Continue reading Cross Party Declaration
For the last couple of weeks, I have been back for the Summer, working in the UK, meeting and campaigning with local groups in the South East. It has been great to meet new members and old, as well as other Remain supporters who are part of the fantastic Grassroots for Europe network. Attending a meeting … Continue reading Summer in the South East- MEP Life 7
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!
The big event last week was, of course, the by-election in Brecon and Radnorshire. What a fantastic result! Jane Dodds is a hugely welcome addition to the Lib Dem team in Westminster. Most importantly, right now, her presence in parliament reduces the Conservative majority to just one vote. The European Parliament closed down for the … Continue reading Campaigning, Councillors and Congratulations- MEP Life -Week 6
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
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