Monthly Archives: October 2007

Is Bill losing it?

Bill Newton Dunn, the solitary Lib-Dem MEP in the East Midlands, stood as a Conservative in 1999 (having previously represented Lincolnshire as a Conservative for fifteen years).  But after a year or so he defected to the Lib-Dems.  East Midlands … Continue reading

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House of Lords submission on Law and Institutions Enquiry

The House of Lords has invited submissions regarding the EU’s Renamed Constiutution, and I have made the following submission on behalf of The Freedom Association.   I submit the following on behalf of The Freedom Association(TFA), of which I am … Continue reading

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Chris Heaton-Harris and Roger Helmer, Conservative MEPs for the East Midlands, are looking for a Regional Press Officer. The job will be based in Northamptonshire, and will involve some local and regional travel.This will be an excellent opportunity for someone … Continue reading

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Raising revenue by lowering taxes

At Blackpool at Party Conference, we changed the terms of trade in the tax debate.  George Osborne announced the abolition of Inheritance Tax (well almost), and the Party was stunned by its own success.  Suddenly Labour and Alistair Darling were … Continue reading

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Speech, Reul report, Oct 22nd 2007

Below is a speech I gave in Plenary in Strasbourg last night that I thought you would appreciate reading Mr. President, There is much to commend in this report.  Of course it makes the ritual genuflection to climate change hysteria, … Continue reading

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Gordon Brown’s Great Betrayal

Prime Minister Gordon Brown is guilty of a Great Betrayal over his signing of the European “Reform Treaty”, which is no more than a re-named European Constitution.  The Prime Minister signed the Treaty in Lisbon last night, and it now … Continue reading

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Another day, another boondoggle

I never cease to be amazed by the number of ways in which the European institutions spend tax-payers money to buy the loyalty or acquiescence of well-placed local politicians and bureaucrats.  I have many times voted against the budget line … Continue reading

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Inaccuracies in Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth

  Al Gore’s disaster movie is fiction, like most disaster movies. The decision by the government to distribute it has been the subject of legal action by a concerned parent, Stewart Dimmock. Although a full ruling has yet to be … Continue reading

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International Leaders Summit

A photo of me with Dr. Daniel Mitchell (Senior Fellow of Cato Institute), and Grover Norquist (President of American’s for Tax Reform) from today’s International Leaders Summit in the Parliament. Usually when I need a political fix, a total immersion in … Continue reading

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Give us one, Gord!

When troubles come, they come not as single spies, but in battalions.  The Prime Minister has yet another problem.  The Knight of the Gnawed Nail has something new to chew on. Westminster’s European Scrutiny Committee, an influential cross-party committee of … Continue reading

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Peter Bone MP signs up to BOO

I am delighted that Peter Bone, MP for Wellingborough (where I was married twenty years ago!), and a good friend and colleague, has signed up to The Freedom Association’s “Better Off Out” (BOO) campaign (  I salute his principled decision. There … Continue reading

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Brown Bottles

Let’s hope Gordon is not taking the Brown family’s recycling to the supermarket car-park today.  That sign on the skip saying “Brown Bottles” may well unsettle him.   Like the Grand Old Duke of York, he has marched his troops … Continue reading

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Blame Brown: a pocket aide-memoire for campaigning

In the golden glow of the Brown honeymoon, it’s too easy to forget the long series of disasters with Brown’s fingerprints all over them.  Try out these lines on the doorstep. Stealth taxes: Blame Brown!  Over 100 stealth taxes, from … Continue reading

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