Monthly Archives: December 2008

Let’s bash the motorist — again

Two for the price of one — Dec 30th brings news of new health tests for drivers, and of proposals (from the “Commission for Integrated Transport” and the “Motorists’ Forum”, whoever they are) for “voluntary” Speed Limiters to be fitted … Continue reading

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Heaven help Education!

It’s terribly bad form to pour scorn on another’s discomfiture, but I’m afraid that in the case of David Lammy, I just can’t resist the temptation.  Mr. Lammy is described as Minister of State for Higher Education and Intellectual Property, … Continue reading

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2015: The year the lights go out

I’ve been saying for some time that unless we get on and build more mainstream base-load generating capacity — ideally coal and nuclear — then we can expect the lights to go out around 2015.  We can expect rolling black-outs … Continue reading

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Invective is no substitute for rational argument

As an MEP, I seem to spend rather a lot of time in correspondence with constituents, and generally speaking I find them remarkably reasonable and courteous, even when they are disagreeing with me.  I enjoy the correspondence, and try as … Continue reading

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Life Imitates Art

A week ago I saw the end of the BBC’s excellent dramatic adaptation of Dickens’s novel Little Dorrit.  The story hinges on a phenomenally successful financier, Mr. Merdle, who has people begging him to invest their money in his funds.  … Continue reading

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Plenary speeches: Roger’s speech on the recent meeting between senior MEPs and Czech President Mr. Vaclav Klaus

Click here for my plenary speech on the recent meeting between senior MEPs and Czech President Mr. Vaclav Klaus. Speech took place at 18:00:29

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Plenary speeches: Roger’s speech on renewable energy and wind farms

Click here for my speech on renewable energy and wind farms The speech starts at 16:23:58 NB – There is currently an issue loading plenary videos up to youtube. As soon as the issue is sorted they will appear on … Continue reading

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