12-March-2019 @ 15:00
14-February-2019 @ 14:00
The people have spoken and have decided that the UK should leave the European Union.
Our job now as Conservative MEPs is to help secure a deal that safeguards Britain’s best interests while maintaining the best possible relations with our European partners.
So long as Britain is a member of the EU Conservative MEPs will remain fully engaged, contributing to legislation, voting in Parliament and representing our country and constituents.
In the longer term we will not turn our back on Europe. We will continue to trade with the EU and co-operate in important areas such as security.
A new chapter in our nation's history is opening. We are committed to playing our part in forging a positive role for Britain in Europe and the rest of the world.
Ashley Fox MEP
UK Conservatives in the European Parliament
On THURSDAY the European Parliament's Home Affairs committee will vote on a report by Conservative MEP Daniel Dalton (West Midlands) which tackles the posting of terrorist content online.
Just a week after the Christchurch shooting, the new legislation would back up the current voluntary code and require major platforms to remove terrorist
content within a hour if instructed by national authorities, with punitive fines for repeat offenders.
Safeguards would be put in place to protect freedom of speech.
On TUESDAY Emma McClarkin MEP (East Midlands) stages an event looking at adoption in the digital age, while Rupert Matthews MEP (East Midlands) and John
Procter MEP (Yorkshire and the Humber) host a discussion on improving life saving heart treatment for children.
Throughout the week MEPs are preparing for next week's parliamentary sitting in Strasbourg at which there will be votes on new online copyright rules and
a plan to end the practice of changing the clocks twice a year.