Disgrace that Queen’s Speech fails to guarantee EU citizens’ rights after Brexit

Labour MEPs have condemned the government for failing to put forward legislation in the Queen’s Speech today that will guarantee EU citizens’ rights after Brexit – as UK and other EU citizens petitioned the European Parliament to safeguard their rights.…

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Clarity still lacking from government on Brexit talks – Labour MEPs

Speaking on the conclusion of the first day of Brexit talks, Labour’s leader in the European Parliament Glenis Willmott MEP said:
“David Davis has begun some of Britain’s most important negotiations for a generation, yet the British people still …

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Labour MEPs secure key positions in European Parliament

Labour MEPs have been re-elected as chairs of the European Parliament civil liberties and international development committees this week, at the midpoint of the current parliamentary term, when all positions are up for election.

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s Leader in …

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UK must back EU action on zero-hours contracts and keep any new laws after Brexit, warn Labour MEPs

The European Commission today vowed to investigate the flexible working conditions at McDonald’s restaurants throughout the EU, following a successful petition from British trade unions, backed by Labour MEPs.

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s Leader in the European Parliament, said:

“Theresa …

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Hypocrisy from Tories on junk food

It is absolutely disgraceful that, as reported in the Guardian, (No anti-junk food laws, health secretary promises) the coalition government, in the form of Health Secretary Andrew Lansley, has apparently given guarantees to the food industry that it will not

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A way forward for homeowners in Spain?

Today in a debate with Spanish PM Zapatero in the European Parliament, I spoke to remind him of the issue of Spanish property abuses, involving many British citizens, who through no fault of their own face the prospect of losing

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A mixed bag of food labelling

Now the dust has settled, last week’s plenary vote, as I blogged beforehand might well be described as a mixed bag.

We lost our headline campaign, which was to get mandatory traffic light labelling on processed convenience foods and unfortunately

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