18-May-2018 @ 17:00
18-May-2018 @ 01:00
04-May-2018 @ 13:00
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
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears before European Parliament group leaders on TUESDAY. Conservative MEP Syed Kamall (London), co-Chairman of the European Conservatives and Reformists Group, will be one of the politicians asking questions. The session is being webstreamed live HERE from 18.20 CET (17.20 BST).
On WEDNESDAY the European Commission will present its draft budget for 2019 to the Parliament's Budgets Committee. Conservative MEPs believe that spending should be focused in areas, such a research, where the EU can add value, and that Commission spending decisions should be more transparent.
Also on WEDNESDAY, Sajjad Karim MEP (North West England) hosts a cross-party international discussion on Russian interference in our democratic processes.