This is the kind of immigration system we want

Immigration was a massive issue during the EU referendum campaign. In Leaving the European Union we voted to take back control of our borders and immigration policy by Leaving the EU’s Single Market. The Migration Advisory Committee has finally released its...

Freedom of the press in the Ukraine

Under rule 130 of the European Parliament I have submitted the following priority question for written answer to the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy: The Ukrainian Parliament has voted in...

We already had a “People’s Vote”

Just imagine if there were hundreds of thousands of people asking for the June 2017 General Election result to be overturned because they didn’t like the outcome. It would be an absurd idea, and nobody would take it seriously! Yet, those marching in London on Saturday...

Why Moldova should NOT join the EU

At the end of September 2018 I was invited to the Moldo-Russian Economic Forum held in Chisinau, Moldova. We discussed issues such as trade development, economic cooperation and membership of the European Union. There were representatives from business, development...

Labour wants to ignore 17.4 million Brexit voters

This is what Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer said yesterday at the Labour conference. Just what does he mean by “Nobody is ruling out Remain as an option”? If there is no deal and a breakdown in the Brexit negotiations with Brussels, Labour delegates...

Power, power, power!

Yesterday morning President Juncker presented his annual State of the Union and what a state the Union is in! The European Parliament has voted to strip Hungary of its voting rights and shortly after that, approved plans to allow big tech companies to filter and...

It’s time to chuck Chequers

This summer has been rather overcast when it comes to Brexit. Just two months ago the Prime Minister and her cabinet presented the Chequers proposal in a desperate attempt to get a deal with the European Union. Since that cabinet meeting, David Davis has resigned as...