Cameron’s reshuffle is cause for concern

Labour MEP expresses concern at Cameron’s cabinet reshuffle which shows he is in complete disarray over the issue of Europe.

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

“Yesterday’s reshuffle shows that Cameron is completely confused on which direction …

continue reading —

Cameron must learn lessons after MEPs vote in Juncker as Commission President

Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, called on David Cameron to learn from his failure to stop Jean-Claude Juncker after MEPs today voted him in as the next European Commission President.

The vote, in which Mrs Willmott opposed …

continue reading —

Labour MEPs elected to top jobs in European Parliament

Labour MEPs were yesterday elected to key positions in the European Parliament.

Claude Moraes MEP is the new chair of the Civil Liberties Committee, and Linda McAvan MEP is the new chair of the Development Committee. Three Labour MEPs have …

continue reading —

Labour MEP slams Cameron’s EU summit humiliation

cameron merkelLabour MEP attacks David Cameron’s total failure of leadership at last week’s EU summit.
 
Glenis Willmott, East Midlands Labour MEP said:
 
“This represents another EU humiliation for David Cameron, an abject failure of leadership. His errors of judgement and diplomatic …

continue reading —

Labour MEPs deliver cheaper roaming charges for holidaymakers

roaming charge picEast Midlands holidaymakers will be able to send home holiday snaps for less this summer, with European data roaming charges slashed in half from today.
 
The costs of sending texts, and making and receiving calls will also come down. And …

continue reading —

Government must not undermine EU ban on harmful pesticides

honeybee“The UK government must not support industry attempts to circumvent EU restrictions on pesticides harmful to bees,” said Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands, following news that Syngenta are applying to the UK government for an ‘emergency’ exemption …

continue reading —

Labour MEP defends traffic light labelling from possible EU court case

GROUP S&DGlenis Willmott, health spokesperson for Labour MEPs, is defending the UK’s traffic light food labelling scheme amidst plans to refer it to the European Court of Justice tomorrow.

“I strongly condemn attempts to stop the traffic light scheme through a …

continue reading —

Tory MEPs slammed for undermining British influence in Europe

camResponding to news the Conservative Party’s ECR Group in the European Parliament has admitted Alternative für Deutschland into its ranks, Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s Leader in Europe, said:

“Once again David Cameron’s MEPs are undermining Britain’s ability to reform the …

continue reading —

Reaction to European Medicine Agency’s transparency policy

ClinicalTrialsGlenis Willmott MEP, rapporteur for the Clinical Trials Regulation has commented following the meeting of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) on the publication of clinical trials data.

“I am pleased to see the idea of ‘screen-only’ viewing of clinical trial …

continue reading —

Labour MEPs vote to slash plastic carrier bag use

ocean pollution plastic bagLabour MEPs voted yesterday for measures to reduce the use of plastic carrier bags, including a binding target to cut use by 80 per cent and mandatory charges for bags.

Other measures in the proposals include a mandatory charge for …

continue reading —