Labour MEP welcomes huge investment in Rolls-Royce Derby site

Dame Glenis Willmott MEP, has welcomed today’s announcement that the Derby Rolls-Royce site has been selected to develop and test the next generation of aero engines.

Labour MEP for the East Midlands, Dame Glenis Willmott MEP, said:

“This announcement is

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Disgrace that Queen’s Speech fails to guarantee EU citizens’ rights after Brexit

Labour MEPs have condemned the government for failing to put forward legislation in the Queen’s Speech today that will guarantee EU citizens’ rights after Brexit – as UK and other EU citizens petitioned the European Parliament to safeguard their rights.…

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Clarity still lacking from government on Brexit talks – Labour MEPs

Speaking on the conclusion of the first day of Brexit talks, Labour’s leader in the European Parliament Glenis Willmott MEP said:
 
“David Davis has begun some of Britain’s most important negotiations for a generation, yet the British people still …

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East Midlands MEP warns Hard Brexit could see return of rip-off holiday phone bills

Mobile phone roaming charges will finally end across the EU on Thursday (May 15) – but local Labour MEP, Glenis Willmott, has warned that a Hard Brexit could see British holidaymakers once again saddled with rip-off bills.

Glenis Willmott, Labour …

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May must ignore ‘no deal’ masochists and heed EU chief’s Brexit warning

Labour MEPs have warned that Theresa May must urgently build bridges with her fellow EU leaders, and listen less to the hardline ‘no deal’ Brexiters, after European Council President Donald Tusk told the European Parliament today that Europe will not …

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Labour MEPs secure key positions in European Parliament

Labour MEPs have been re-elected as chairs of the European Parliament civil liberties and international development committees this week, at the midpoint of the current parliamentary term, when all positions are up for election.

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s Leader in …

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Protecting workers or delivering a neo-liberal lala land? May’s Brexit will be a chaotic one either way

glenis-stageToday – nearly seven months on from the referendum – Theresa May will give a speech on Europe in which aides claim she will set out the government’s plan on Brexit. Here are five key questions to which she must …

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EU summit: Theresa May as isolated and clueless as ever

Brexit: Flag of EU with Big Ben in the hole

What we’ve learnt from the latest EU Leaders’ summit…

1. May’s isolation continues: It’s a depressing sight, and the sign of things to come for Brexit Britain – caught on camera, the prime minister of the United Kingdom arrives at …

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UK must back EU action on zero-hours contracts and keep any new laws after Brexit, warn Labour MEPs

The European Commission today vowed to investigate the flexible working conditions at McDonald’s restaurants throughout the EU, following a successful petition from British trade unions, backed by Labour MEPs.

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s Leader in the European Parliament, said:

“Theresa …

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My Labourlist article – Brexit is beginning to bite and Britons’ jobs and wages are on the line

European flag jigsaw piece with British flag missing piece

So now we know. Brexit will cost the UK economy almost £60bn over the next five years. Borrowing up. Growth down. Inflation up. Productivity down. And the government still doesn’t have a plan.

Last week’s Autumn Statement laid bare the …

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