Monthly Archives: February 2008

Fundamentally flawed!

I was recently asked to review the web-site of a Euro candidate (not a candidate in my region) and, at a quick glance, it read as being a bit middle-of-the-road regarding the EU.  To paraphrase, the EU has great potential … Continue reading

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Unwrapping the EU Climate Package

I attended a European Policy Centre Breakfast Meeting on Feb 28th with Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas.  It was well attended with about 300 there: I sat at the top table with the Commissioner.  He spent some time “unwrapping the EU … Continue reading

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Speech during the Treaty of Lisbon plenary debate

Below is a copy of my speech I made during the  Treaty of Lisbon plenary debate. For those of you who want to watch my performance, you can see the video at the bottom of this post. Roger Helmer (NI). … Continue reading

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Poettering tells a Porkie

Today (Feb 20th) the European parliament in Strasbourg voted through the Corbett/de Vigo report, which endorses the Renamed European Constitution (a.k.a. The Lisbon Treaty) with great enthusiasm.  Of course we Conservatives voted against it, but it was passed by 525 … Continue reading

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Speech on the Renamed Constitution

 Below is a copy of the speech I gave today on the Renamed Constitution:- Today, the European project abandons any claim to democratic legitimacy.  Today we will vote through the Renamed Constitution, in an act that shows monstrous contempt for … Continue reading

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Thank Heaven for Delia Smith!

I just heard Delia Smith on the Today programme (Feb 15th), promoting her new book (which apparently recommends the use of tinned meat and shop-bought mash, by the way).  She was asked about her commitment to organic food, and her … Continue reading

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The long, slow death of the Church of England

It is astonishing that a man so erudite and experienced as the Archbishop of Canterbury would commit such a remarkable faux pas as to make his recent comments on Sharia law.  He must surely have anticipated the furore it would … Continue reading

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MEPs in the EPP: 2 Down; 25 to go

A copy of an article I wrote for ConservativeHome  At a “Mini-Plenary” in Brussels on Jan 31st, my good friend and colleague Dan Hannan MEP was expelled from the EPP group, in circumstances uncannily similar to my own expulsion three years … Continue reading

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