15-November-2017 @ 16:30
15-November-2017 @ 12:00
14-November-2017 @ 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
Conservative MEPs are attending the monthly sitting of the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
On TUESDAY Consumer Affairs spokesman Dan Dalton (West Midlands) will debate legislation introducing new rules to protect people buying goods and services online. In particular it aims to stop online scams being shut down in one Member State only to reappear in another.
Updated measures to define when countries are dumping unfairly subsidised products in the EU, and when tariffs should be applied, will be supported by Conservative MEPs on WEDNESDAY. The move has been prompted by concern over the trade status of China, which has previously dumped steel products in the EU.
On THURSDAY a resolution by Conservative Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Tannock (London) confirming a new partnership agreement between the EU and New Zealand is expected to be approved by MEPs. The agreement deepens co-operation in areas including trade, education, migration and counter terrorism.