May must ignore ‘no deal’ masochists and heed EU chief’s Brexit warning

Labour MEPs have warned that Theresa May must urgently build bridges with her fellow EU leaders, and listen less to the hardline ‘no deal’ Brexiters, after European Council President Donald Tusk told the European Parliament today that Europe will not …

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“End the uncertainty” call from European Parliament as MEPs and Lords debate citizens’ rights

Ahead of a debate today in the European Parliament on the rights of EU citizens living in the UK, Labour MEPs have urged the British government to give them peace of mind by upholding their rights to remain in the …

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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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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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World Environment Day

Sunday 5th JuGlenis Trophy Huntingne is World Environment Day with this year’s theme being zero tolerance of illegal wildlife trade.

Thousands of people in the East Midlands write to me every year about the welfare of animals both here in the …

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MEPs back report to tackle energy poverty

Over 200,00energy-poverty-em-fb0 households in the East Midlands are living in energy poverty. This week the European Parliament voted for a Labour report calling on energy companies to pass on falling wholesale prices to consumers.

The report calls for the …

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Missing Children’s Day- A call for urgent action

Readers wPrintill be shocked to learn that one million children go missing every year in Europe.

This week marks International Missing Children’s Day and we all have a moral duty to do everything we can to help protect children …

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