PM’s stone-faced silence leaves Farage and Boris as Britain’s insulting faces abroad, writes Labour’s top MEP

EU & Uk flags merged croppedToday, as Theresa May meets the leaders of the US, Germany, France and Italy at a mini-summit in Berlin, Brexit will for once take second billing, after Donald Trump. Nevertheless, just like the British people, these world leaders will almost …

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EU membership is vital for our security

iStock_000006127667XSmallThis week, Labour MEPs voted to strengthen Europol, the EU wide law enforcement agency. The new rules will enhance the investigatory powers of Europol, making it easier to set up specialised units to react to emerging threats, while also increasing …

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Data protection: protecting fundamental rights and keeping people safe

Data profile folder labeled "confidential" in filing cabinettection is all about finding the balance. We need to protect our fundamental rights, but also ensure the safety of people across the EU.

This week MEPs voted through the EU data protection package and we now have …

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Panama Papers: the tip of the iceberg?

large notaxhavensToday we have been confronted with the staggering hypocrisy of a Tory Prime Minister who talks tough on tax havens, and then reveals that he has personally profited from money held in a tax haven…

I think most of us …

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Leaving the EU would be a bureaucratic nightmare

UK & EU working togetherWe’ve seen lots of different groups declare themselves In over the last few weeks, including Scientists for EU, Universities for Europe and now Lawyers for In. One of the articles that caught my eye has been Lawyers for In talking …

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Pledge your support for equality on this International Women’s day

all-mepsToday is International Women’s Day, and the theme this year is Pledge for Parity. The campaign is calling for everyone, regardless of their field, to support gender equality at work and at home.

This is a brilliant way of approaching …

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Eurosceptics do not own patriotism – staying in the EU is best for Britain

EU & Uk flags merged transparent largeAfter the theatrics of Cameron’s renegotiation, and the spectacle of Tory MPs booing their own Prime Minister, we have a referendum date – 23rd June – and the campaign has officially begun. One of the most frustrating arguments from Eurosceptics, …

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Booking a holiday soon? Don’t forget your EU rights…

Family on beach]#This week, travel industry figures have spoken out about how a Brexit might affect your summer holiday, pointing out how it was EU level legislation that made flights abroad accessible to more than just an elite.

So, how much do …

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The EU isn’t just good for business, it’s good for consumers

EU & Uk flags merged transparent largeMany people know about the benefits to business of staying in the EU, and business organisations from the Confederation of British Industries to the UK manufacturers Association have spoken out in favour of a remain vote.

The EU is the …

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Let’s stop talking about oven gloves

 

This week, LUK & EU working togetherabour MEPs have voted to strengthen rules that prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, and in support of proposals to boost female entrepreneurship. Unfortunately, the week has been summed up in articles claiming that the EU is banning …

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