EU asylum policies must protect women and children

On International Women’s Day the European Parliament voted for a Labour MEP’s report calling for urgent action to ensure EU asylum policies protect vulnerable women and children.

Recommendations include greater safety and security for the most vulnerable refugees; the use …

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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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International Women’s Day- European Parliament to put gender equality at heart of decision-making

Today, LabWe Can Do Itour MEPs voted to include gender equality in every aspect of its decision-making and legislation.

The plan aims to ensure women’s rights and equality, as well as rights of LGBTIQ persons, will be taken into account in all …

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My open letter to East Midlands editors on International Women’s Day

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Dear Editor,

The 8th March 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.

I find it …

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Local Euro MP calling for stronger EU-wide rules on hunting trophies

Tiger in cageThis World Wildlife Day, 3rd March, a local Euro MP is supporting calls to consider a complete ban on importing or exporting hunting trophies in the EU.

Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, has signed a European Parliament …

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Scientists for EU launch Healthier in the EU campaign

Dear Editor,

On 3rd March, Scientists for EU will launch their campaign, Healthier in the EU, and I am proud to be on their advisory board.

The positive impact that EU membership has on our health is often overlooked.  But …

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Labour MEPs: It’s time to call out Eurosceptics who claim to speak for Britain, but in truth only represent a fraction of people

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In a debate today on the EU summit and the upcoming referendum, Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s Leader in the European Parliament, said:

“For too long politicians in Britain have shied away from the big arguments about Europe.

“We’ve allowed debate …

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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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MEPs backing Britain, not Cameron, in support for deal

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Responding to David Cameron’s visit to the European Parliament today, Glenis Willmott, MEP for the East Midlands and Labour’s Leader in the European Parliament, said:

“David Cameron’s long history of burning bridges means that a personal visit will probably have …

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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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