Monthly Archives: March 2009

What do we want? Not sure!

Yesterday a much-hyped but rather confused Protest March took place in London ahead of the G20 meeting.  It was a march of mixed messages.  It was against poverty, for jobs, against climate change.  Most of us would agree with at … Continue reading

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Leaving the EPP — at last!

Shortly after I was first elected in 1999, a Conservative Press Release announced that British Tory MEPs would have a new arm’s-length relationship with the EPP — “merely an administrative umbrella” — and would have full independence.  I rejoiced, thinking … Continue reading

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Travelling Circuses don’t come cheap!

For years I’ve been quoting the annual costs of the EU’s travelling circus — the monthly commute between Brussels and Strasbourg — as £130 million.  Seems I was wrong.  Both inflation and the exchange rate have moved on — and … Continue reading

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Gordon Brown comes to Strasbourg

March 24th:  Today we had the privilege of hearing Gordon Brown address the European parliament in Strasbourg, to tell us how he planned to save the world at the G20 (and to assure us that the UK’s dire economic position … Continue reading

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Gone with the wind farms

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Letter to the President of the European parliament, Hans-Gert Poettering MEP

Dear Mister President,   Gender-Neutral language   I have just had an opportunity to look at the booklet “Gender-Neutral language in the European parliament”, distributed by Harold Romer in what seems to be his final message of insult and defiance … Continue reading

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The Great European Rip-Off

Dateline Brussels, 6:20 p.m. March 17th.  I’ve just got back from the Brussels launch of the Tax Payers’ Alliance’s new book “The Great European Rip-Off: How the corrupt, wasteful EU is Taking Control of our lives”.  (See http://www.taxpayersalliance.com).  And though … Continue reading

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Backing Country Sports

Regular readers of this blog may be surprised to hear that I am a member of a Trade Union: the Union of Country Sports Workers, set up to protect the interests of those employed in the field sports industry and ancillary … Continue reading

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Climate Realists meet in New York

I’ve just got back to Strasbourg from the Heartland Institute’s International Climate Conference in New York (Subtitled “Global Warming: was it ever Really a Crisis?”), which brought together around 800 scientists, politicians and commentators from across the USA and around … Continue reading

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The EPP: Cameron delivers

Yesterday (March 11th) at a meeting of the UK Conservative delegation in Straz, William Hague and Mark Francois, fresh from a meeting with EPP Group President Joseph Daul, announced that they had given formal notice to the EPP that Conservative … Continue reading

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Here is a speech I gave at the Heartland Conference, New York, on March 9th 2009.

Ladies & Gentlemen:  It’s great to be here in New York.  I often come to America, but it’s been decades since I was in this city.   Two points before I start.  I’d like to credit a London think-tank, Open … Continue reading

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Shirt Off Your back

Here I am launching my new press ad designed to highlight the huge cost of Britain’s EU membership.  For more on this, click here.

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Manhatten Climate Change Conference

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New York Climate Conference — “Climate Change: Was it ever a Crisis?”

I was honoured to be invited to address the International Conference on Climate Change, currently underway in New York. The ‘Manhattan Conference’, which takes place on March 9th/10th, brings together prominent scientists, commentators and political leaders from around the world … Continue reading

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British Education: destroyed by Labour

A recent newspaper headline reads: “Universities are filtering out the middle classes”.  Ed Balls is master-minding an unprecedented social engineering campaign, driven by class envy and hatred, which is designed to undermine private education by creating barriers to tertiary education … Continue reading

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