12-September-2018 @ 12:00
12-September-2018 @ 15:30
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
Conservative MEPs are attending European Parliament committee meetings in Brussels and preparing for next week's full parliamentary session.
On THURSDAY, Joint International Trade spokesman Emma McClarkin will present a report on the role of blockchain technology in future trade policy.
MEPs are also participating in a number of events this week. John Flack (Eastern England) will support the launch of a European Citizens Initiative to
ban cage farming on TUESDAY. On the same day Legal Affairs spokesman Sajjad Karim (North West England) hosts a meeting with UK Justice Minister Lucy
Frazer to discuss future UK/EU civil and judicial co-operation.