World is watching as May meets the fake tan, fake news president

As Theresa May meets Donald Trump today, with a UK-US trade deal on the agenda, Glenis Willmott, Labour’s leader in the European Parliament, highlights what we should look out for.

EU reaction to visit: Just a week on …

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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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Autumn Statement: Tory Brexit black hole will be even worse if we leave the Single Market, warn Labour MEPs

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The £58.7 billion Brexit black hole in the UK government’s spending plans, revealed by the Office for Budget Responsibility at yesterday’s Autumn Statement, will get even worse were Britain to leave the Single Market, Labour MEPs have warned.

Glenis Willmott …

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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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Thailand must speed up migrant rights reforms and stop persecuting human rights campaigners

Labour JUSTICE_ANDY-HALLMEPs have urged the Thai government to do more to ensure migrant workers aren’t exploited and those who defend their rights aren’t locked up.

The European Parliament today overwhelmingly backed a resolution calling on Thailand to make more progress …

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If the Tory Brexit deal with the EU is not right, we must fight it, warn Labour MEPs

glenis-stageGlenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s Leader in the European Parliament, told the Labour Party Conference today:

“Obviously this isn’t the speech I wanted to make to you all today and believe me this is one of the most difficult conference speeches …

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