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 in Strasbourg for the European Parliament's February sitting.
A report by delegation leader Ashley Fox (South West and Gibraltar) on Artificial Intelligence is expected to be backed by MEPs on TUESDAY. It stresses the need for the EU to be at the forefront of responsible AI innovation and calls for the creation of a task force to provide technical, ethical and regulatory expertise. It warns against hasty regulation and urges member states to prepare for the impact of AI.
Conservative MEP Syed Kamall (London) has helped pilot through Parliament a comprehensive new trade deal removing tariffs between the EU and Singapore.
It will voted by MEPs on TUESDAY and could form the basis of a UK/Singapore deal post-Brexit.
The same day, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte becomes the latest EU leader to address MEPs on the future of Europe.
A report recommending better enforcement of regulations covering the live transport of animals and pressing for the greater use of alternatives to live
transport will be backed by Conservative MEPs on THURSDAY.
Conservative Security and Defence spokesman Geoffrey Van Orden (Eastern England) has pushed for an urgent debate on the deteriorating situation in Zimbabwe
on THURSDAY. MEPs will be asked to support targeted sanctions against prominent individuals in the regime and military.