22-November-2018 @ 01:00
20-November-2018 @ 11:00
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
The EU's most comprehensive trade deal, tackling terrorism and Brexit are all on the agenda at the European Parliament in Strasbourg this week.
On WEDNESDAY Conservative MEPs will vote to approve the EU/Japan trade agreement, which is expected to take effect early next year. It will benefit British businesses throughout the implementation period and form the basis of a subsequent UK/Japan deal.
On the same day MEPs are voting on a report from the Parliament's temporary special committee on terrorism. It urges the closest possible security co-operation with the UK post-Brexit. Conservative Security and Defence spokesman Geoffrey Van Orden MEP (East of England), is vice-chairman of the committee and the only British member.
A one hour debate on Brexit is due to take place on WEDNESDAY morning