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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May must be honest and open to scrutiny on Brexit

Commenting of today’s cabinet meeting on Brexit, Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s Leader in the European Parliament, said:

“The government needs to be honest about what leaving the European Union entails, and it needs to set out the consequences of …

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Local MEP leads work to make medical devices safer after metal-on-metal hip and PIP scandals

04C12B1AE3961FCA805880CCD0AA local MEP has won a key vote in the European Parliament to ensure that medical devices such as breast implants or hip replacements are safer.

Dame Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, led work on the EU’s …

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NO to trade deal with Japan until barbaric practice of whaling is banned

Blue whale, sea, animal.

Animal welfare is an EU priority, it is important that we use the force of 28 countries to tackle the abuse of animals and ensure that endangered species are protected.

Trade deals offer an opportunity to demand that animal rights …

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World Oceans Day

The world’s oocean pollution plastic bagceans are in danger. This is extremely concerning as oceans help to regulate the climate, produce oxygen, feed millions of people and of course are the home to an incredible array of wildlife.

The 8th June is …

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