Monthly Archives: November 2013

Lib-Dem MEP: “Let’s see German Police on British Streets”

Sorry to harp on about BND, but he’s at it again.  He’s called for the creation of a “European FBI”, which could allow German police officers to arrest British citizens on British streets. Speaking in Brussels last week to a … Continue reading

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Newton Dunn: Scare-mongering again

I recently received a copy of a regional newsletter from Lib-Dem MEP Bill Newton Dunn – not something I read regularly, but my office thought I should take a look. And sure enough he’s recycling the same old myths.  Don’t … Continue reading

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My Written Question to the Commission

  The Commission is planning to publish a Strategy Paper shortly on shale gas in Europe.  I understand that one issue of concern to the Commission is public acceptance of unconventional gas extraction.  Yet at the same time the Commission … Continue reading

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Shale gas: threat or opportunity?

    On Monday I attended a briefing organised by OGP, the International Oil and Gas Producers’ Association, to introduce a major new study on the economic prospects for shale gas in Europe.  The research was undertaken by the highly … Continue reading

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Democracy “at the European level”

  There was a letter in the Daily Telegraph on November 23rd from a Liz Beeson in Dorset.  She says that UKIP is prejudiced against a basic freedom of choice in education, employment and health.  I’m wondering which UKIP she’s … Continue reading

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Green backlash

We’re witnessing the failure of another green gab-fest, this time in Warsaw.  The IPCC’s COP19 (Conference Of the Parties) is running true to form.  Failure to agree.  Developing countries pitted against the developed world.  Demands for compensation for “climate events” … Continue reading

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My Plenary Speech – 21/11/13 – Natural disasters have more mundane causes than Global Warming

Mr. President, Yesterday in this Chamber I had a sharp exchange with our colleague Mr. Claude Turmes. He believes that the recent flood tragedy in Sardinia was caused by Climate Change, and therefore that those of us who argue against … Continue reading

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