Daily Archives: June 8, 2011

Bill Newton Dunn votes to scrap Britain’s EU rebate

East Midlands Lib-Dem MEP Bill Newton Dunn voted today in the European parliament in Strasbourg to scrap Britain’s EU rebate, negotiated by Margaret Thatcher at Fontainebleau in 1984.  In a voting session on the Garriga Polledo report on the EU’s Multi-Annual … Continue reading

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“Written Declarations”: they get wackier

In the European parliament, we have an institution called the “Written Declaration”.  This is a bit like the Early Day Motion in Westminster — a chance for individual MEPs to make a point — and frequently little more than a … Continue reading

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