Tories are all talk when it comes to steel – it’s time they actually took action to save jobs in Corby

Labour MEPs have reiteriStock_000040641662_Smallated their call for the Government to urgently step in and take action to save the steel sector, following the news that 1,050 jobs at Tata plants in the UK, including Corby will be cut.

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East Midlands Labour MEP votes for EU action to upskill young jobless in bid to tackle youth unemployment


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Glenis Willmott MEP voted today for a report calling for EU action to increase the skills of young people to help their prospects in finding a job.

Proposals include forecasting skills needs in the labour market; strengthening co-ordination between …

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Labour MEPs demand Thai authorities end “completely unacceptable” treatment of human rights activist


Labour MEPs have demanded Thailand ends its harassment of a British human rights activist facing seven years in jail.

Andy Hall is being tried by the authorities for criminal defamation and ‘computer crimes’ after raising instances of modern slavery in …

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Local human rights campaigner facing 7 years in Thai prison

Andy HallLocal human rights campaigner, Andy Hall, is facing up to 7 years in a Thai prison for raising instances of modern slavery in Thailand. Andy, whose parents Des and Pat are based in Lincolnshire, awaits the start of his trial …

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David Cameron should act prime-ministerial and make case for Britain in Europe

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Speaking after today’s meeting of the European Council, Labour’s Leader in the European Parliament, Glenis Willmott MEP, said:

“David Cameron is desperately trying to get himself out of a hole he has dug for himself. It is clear that he …

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Local MEP demands tougher rules on arms exports


Today Labour MEP, Glenis Willmott, voted for stronger EU rules on arms exports. With the events in Ukraine, the rise of ISIS and the recent dreadful attacks in Paris, urgent action is needed to ensure that European arms are not …

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Tories vote against EU action to save UK steel industry

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Labour MEP, Glenis Willmott this week voted for a report calling for EU action to tackle the crisis in the steel sector. Shockingly Tory MEPs voted against this report.

The report calls for a level playing field and seeks to …

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Labour MEP pays tribute to Sakharov Prize winner Raif Badawi

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Labour MEPs have paid tribute to Raif Badawi and vowed to carry on the fight for freedom as he was awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Raif is the Saudi Arabian blogger, writer, activist and creator of the …

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Britain’s influence and role as a global leader “under threat”, warn Labour MEPs ahead of Euro summit

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David Cameron’s brinkmanship is taking Britain to the edge of exiting the EU, threating the UK’s influence and position as a global leader, Labour MEPs warned today.

MEPs debated the upcoming European Council summit, starting Thursday, at which Europe’s leaders …

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East Midlands Labour MEP to vote for EU action to clamp down on tax fiddling

Glenis Willmott MEnotaxhavensP will vote today to strengthen efforts to clamp down on aggressive tax avoidance and tax evasion.

The report that is being voted on today calls for mandatory, public, country-by-country reporting of tax arrangements. It also calls …

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