15-March-2018 @ 12:00
15-March-2018 @ 10:00
14-March-2018 @ 10:00
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
Brexit, corporate tax and boosting the steel industry are among issues on the agenda for Conservative MEPs this week as the European Parliament meets in Strasbourg.
On MONDAY, in a debate called by the European Conservatives and Reformists group, MEPs will discuss the controversial appointment of Martin Selmayr as Secretary General of the European Commission. Conservatives are concerned at the lack of transparency and whether proper procedures were followed.
The Parliament's proposals for the UK-EU relationship post-Brexit, is being debated on TUESDAY. Conservative MEPs' leader Ashley Fox (South West and Gibraltar) will address the chamber.
Also on TUESDAY, Conservatives will support a proposal to boost steel industry research, with companies in South Wales and Scotland expected to benefit.
A report supporting measures to substantially limit Member States' ability to determine their own corporate tax regimes is debated by the parliament on WEDNESDAY. This is a red line for Conservative MEPs, who also believe the proposals conflict with global measures to tackle tax avoidance. They will vote against.