Category Archives: Europe

Galileo Explanation of Vote

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Fundamentally flawed!

I was recently asked to review the web-site of a Euro candidate (not a candidate in my region) and, at a quick glance, it read as being a bit middle-of-the-road regarding the EU.  To paraphrase, the EU has great potential … Continue reading

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Speech during the Treaty of Lisbon plenary debate

Below is a copy of my speech I made during the  Treaty of Lisbon plenary debate. For those of you who want to watch my performance, you can see the video at the bottom of this post. Roger Helmer (NI). … Continue reading

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Friends of Europe

Yesterday I found myself (somewhat to my astonishment) dining with “The Friends of Europe” in the Bibliothèque Solvay, an impressive building across the park from the Brussels parliament building.  I am happy to regard myself as a Friend of Europe, … Continue reading

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Another day, another boondoggle

I never cease to be amazed by the number of ways in which the European institutions spend tax-payers money to buy the loyalty or acquiescence of well-placed local politicians and bureaucrats.  I have many times voted against the budget line … Continue reading

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Just what we need — advice from the Germans!

Elmar Brok is a rotund German Christian Democrat MEP, who holds a distinguished position in the European Peoples’ Party — the parliamentary group with which British Conservatives (myself excluded) are still uneasily associated.  On August 20th, Elmar offered some advice … Continue reading

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