“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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Scientists for EU launch Healthier in the EU campaign

Dear Editor,

On 3rd March, Scientists for EU will launch their campaign, Healthier in the EU, and I am proud to be on their advisory board.

The positive impact that EU membership has on our health is often overlooked.  But …

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Local Euro MP reaffirms commitment to the people of Kashmir and calls for European Parliament hearing

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Glenis Willmott, East Midlands MEP, co-founder and co-chair of the Friends of Kashmir group in the European Parliament, has been discussing human rights abuses and obstacles to justice in Kashmir as part of Kashmir-EU week.

Glenis Willmott met this week …

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Increase in zero-hour contracts in UK – Labour MEPs call for EU action


The number of people on zero-hours contracts continues to rise under the Tories. Labour MEPs have taken the issue to the European Parliament and have called on the European Commission and national governments to take urgent action.

The total number …

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Common sense on cloning farm animals: just because we can, doesn’t mean we should


It’s been almost 20 years since Dolly the Sheep was headline news.

As the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell, she symbolised another step into a brave new world of scientific advancement.

But with new technical developments …

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Labour MEP votes for EU ban on cloning of farm animals


An East Midlands MEP today voted for an EU ban on the cloning of farm animals.

MEPs backed a ban on the use of cloning in animal production for farm purposes of all animal species, and a ban on food …

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East Midlands MEP votes for stronger EU crackdown on “barbaric” trade in seal products

Labour MEPs will vote today to strengthen the EU ban on the trade in seal products, bringing it in to line with World Trade Organisation (WTO) standards.

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

“Since the existing EU …

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Letter to Martin Schulz: Refugee Crisis

Dear President Schulz,

I am writing to you regarding the growing refugee crisis in Europe. Like many of my colleagues from across the European Parliament, I have been appalled by the harrowing images and news stories that have emerged from …

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Labour MEPs statement on TTIP


Last month, UK Tory and Liberal Democrat MEPs voted to delay the TTIP debate, but this week Labour MEPs had our first chance to vote for what we do and do not want to see in the Transatlantic Trade and …

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Local MEP to nominate Raif Badawi for Sakharov Prize

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This Friday marks International Day in Support of Victims of Torture and an East Midlands MEP has announced that she will be nominating imprisoned Saudi Arabian blogger and torture victim Raif Badawi for the European Parliament’s prestigious Sakharov Prize. The …

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