Posts Tagged “european parliament”

The EU budget vote should be open, not secret (it’s a bit worrying this even needs saying)

by Stephen Tall on March 8, 2013

It’s good to see campaigning group Unlock Democracy sticking up for democratic accountability within the European Union, and not only within the UK’s parliaments. Here’s an excerpt from an email I received today: Dear Stephen, Last month, the heads of (…)

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Chris Davies wades into Ukip foster care row. Why?

by Stephen Tall on January 16, 2013

A couple of months ago you may recall a big row when it was alleged three eastern European children were removed from their foster parents by Rotherham council because the couple were members of Ukip. Lib Dem MEP Chris Davies certainly recalls it. And on Monday he made a one-minute speech in the European Parliament […]

Clegg: Tories “should come clean” on attempts to airbrush Kaminski’s far right past

by Stephen Tall on October 18, 2009

The Observer has the story:
The Tories were last night accused of a “systematic cover-up” when it emerged that someone at the House of Commons had deleted internet details about a key European ally with a far-right past. Politically embarrassing information about Michal Kaminski, a Polish politician who now leads the Tories in the European parliament, […]

Expelled Tory MEP reveals fascist links of Tories' new Euro leader

by Stephen Tall on July 31, 2009

Lib Dem Voice has covered before the growing embarrassment to the Tories of David Cameron’s decision to withdraw his party from the centre-right grouping in the European Parliament, the EPP, and to establish a new right-wing grouping with an eccentric, (…)

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Lib Dem Chris Davies sticks up for Ukip's EU whistleblower

by Stephen Tall on July 21, 2009

The Telegraph reports: Marta Andreason, the former Brussels whistle blower sacked by Lord Kinnock, has been blocked from taking a senior position at the European Parliament by MEPs fearful of future ‘scandal’. Mrs Andreasen was blocked by Christian Democrat and (…)

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Tories lose senior MEP over new right-wing Euro grouping

by Stephen Tall on July 14, 2009

Three weeks after the Tories tried to sneak out the announcement that they had formed a new right-wing European parliamentary grouping made up of some of Europe’s more, erm, eccentric and extreme characters comes news of the first Tory casualty (…)

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What do you think of the Tories' new European Conservatives and Reformists group?

by Stephen Tall on June 23, 2009

The announcement of the Tories’ formal establishment of the new anti-federalist grouping in the European Parliament – the European Conservatives and Reformists group – was (deliberately) buried by the party yesterday on a day when they realised political attention would (…)

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Lib Dem MEPs' 'reform and transparency' rankings

by Stephen Tall on May 27, 2009

Ahh, the European elections – those of you who’ve been paying especially close attention to the news in recent weeks may have caught a nano-second of coverage of the issues which will be decided by voters across the EU next (…)

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