Monthly Archives: June 2010

EU Gateway? Or EU Exit Door?

On my visit to Seoul last week with our Interparliamentary delegation to Korea, I was interested to see that we were scheduled to visit something called the EU Gateway Exhibition, at the Coex Centre. Naturally I was initially concerned that … Continue reading

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A Letter to The Economist

From ROGER HELMER MEP Conservative, East Midlands Dear Sir, Water resources for agriculture In your important article about global water resources (May 22nd), you lament the fact that “no one has yet managed to produce plants that offer dramatically more … Continue reading

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“The Euro will be dead in five years”

So reads a headline in the Sunday Telegraph Business News today. This is based on a survey of leading economists, and I think they may be right. Four of the nastiest words in the English language are surely “I told … Continue reading

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Lib-Dems slaying Dragons?

I’m getting positively embarrassed as I watch Lib-Dem Ministers coming out with so much conservative common sense. Of course I know that the reality of office has the effect of clarifying minds wonderfully, but still their conversion is practically Damascene. … Continue reading

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Those MEPs’ Jollies!

The Mail and the Sunday Telegraph are in full cry about the thousands of pounds expended by MEPs on foreign trips, staying in luxury hotels, frequently at or near attractive tourist destinations, where they have a light or non-existent work … Continue reading

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The Madness of the Unemployment Committee

I spent a truly surreal hour or two today in the European parliament’s Unemployment Committee.  On the basis that a problem shared is a problem dumped, let me tell you about it.  The first measure we discussed was “Promoting Youth … Continue reading

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An End to Animal Experiments?

Yesterday the Petitions Committee dealt with several petitions calling for a partial or total ban on animal experiments, and I listened to the debate with great interest.  A couple of colleagues made interesting points which I referred to in my … Continue reading

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