03-October-2017 @ 14:45
03-October-2017 @ 14:00
03-October-2017 @ 01:00
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
Online privacy and the processing of asylum seekers in the EU are amongst the issues being discussed by MEPs in Brussels this week.
On THURSDAY Conservative Home Affairs spokesman Dan Dalton (West Midlands) will express concern about proposed new e-privacy rules he fears would stifle innovation, restrict acess to free internet services and impose prohibitive regulation on the use of 'cookies'.
Conservative MEPs also have reservations about proposals to change to basic principle of the EU asylum system, which currently state that asylum applications should be processed in the first country reached. This issue will be discussed by the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee on THURSDAY.
EU leaders meet at the European Council in Brussels on THURSDAY and FRIDAY. They will be updated on the Brexit negotiations on FRIDAY morning.