Monthly Archives: May 2011

Supporting Hugh’s Fish Fight

I’ve written elsewhere about the scandal of the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy, and the millions of tons of perfectly good fish thrown back dead into the North Sea because of the quota system.  But it took a TV personality to make … Continue reading

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We think we’re reducing emissions with our green policies — but we’re not

Several recent reports have suggested that although carbon dioxide emissions in the UK have reduced in recent years, the figures are deceptive.  Put simply, much of our manufacturing has moved overseas.  If you want to know what emissions are attributable … Continue reading

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Stop the social engineering in education!

I’ve been a huge fan of Michael Gove.  I believe that his work on our schools is critical in delivering a modern and competitive British economy. Throughout the Labour years, we saw British schoolchildren slipping down the league tables compared … Continue reading

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The lunacy of solar power

Three months ago on my blog I reported on the first quarter’s experience of solar power, on my 2.4 kw system at home. During the worst quarter of the year for sunshine, Nov 25th to Feb 25th, the system delivered … Continue reading

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Verbal Question to the Commission – May 2011

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Voting in the Women’s Committee

I’m not a regular member of the Women’s Committee in the parliament, but occasionally we are called in to substitute for absent colleagues in important votes.  Today both I and Jacek Wlosowicz MEP (Poland) were there to support our Women’s … Continue reading

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Petitions Committee

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