Local MEP helping take Thalidomide campaign to European level

STRAS EP BLDG1An East Midlands MEP is supporting Thalidomide survivors in their campaign for the company that developed the drug to finally pay compensation to all those affected.

Labour MEP, Glenis Willmott, has been working with the Thalidomide Trust’s Show Your Hand

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Strasbourg again? No thanks.

STRAS EP BLDG1One of the greatest misunderstandings about the European Parliament is that MEPs actually like going to Strasbourg once a month.  There is somehow a belief that because it’s a beautiful city and the restaurants are meant to be particularly salubrious, …

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Glenis joins the fight against breast cancer

Glenis WILLMOTT, Linda McAVANGlenis joined the fight against breast cancer by taking part in Breast Cancer Campaign’s biggest (and pinkest!) fundraiser, Wear it Pink day.

Over the last 10 years Wear it Pink has raised a staggering £23 million and today, people will …

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Labour backs bankers’ bonus caps

bankingIn Strasbourg today, MEPs voted overwhelmingly for new regulations that will make banks safer, more accountable and help them to focus on their essential role of lending to the real economy.

Welcoming the vote, Glenis Willmott, Leader of Labour’s MEPs …

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Tories slammed over failure to reform credit rating agencies

credit ratingAn East Midlands MEP has slammed Conservatives for their failure to vote for new laws to regulate credit rating agencies.

The European Parliament voted this week for new laws on credit rating agencies (CRAs) as a move towards creating greater …

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Time to end this travelling circus

Labour MEP Glenis Willmott has called for an end to the “travelling circus” of the European Parliament meeting in two different places.

In a week when Labour MEPs voted against the EU budget, they also took the lead in calling …

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Cell donation – no financial incentives

There should be no financial incentives for people to donate tissues or cells, a Labour MEP has said.

Supporting a European Parliament resolution this week in Strasbourg, Glenis Willmott agreed that such donations should be voluntary, unpaid and – in …

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No more thalidomides – Labour call

“There must be no more “thalidomides,” Labour’s Leader in the European Parliament has said, as new laws to ensure better drug safety were due to be passed by the European Parliament in Strasbourg today.

Glenis Willmott said: “With the thalidomide …

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Basic banking – a right for all

Every European citizen should have the right to open and run a basic bank account.
That was the conclusion of a vote in the European Parliament yesterday, supported by local Labour MEP Glenis Willmott.
Glenis said: “Over 30 million adults …

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Labour call for controls on marketing “follow-on formula” milk

East Midlands Euro MP Glenis Willmott is calling for a ban on the advertising of so called “follow-on formula” milk, for infants from the age of 6 months onwards.

There will be a vote on her proposal in the European …

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