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by Arlene McCarthy MEP (@EuroMP_ArleneMc) Following months of tough negotiations, the European Parliament has secured a deal on new disclosure requirements for the extractive and logging industries. But why do we need these rules and what difference will they make to people in the developing world? In May 2012, documents came to light detailing how… » read more

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The Working Time Directive can be made to work better – but calling for the repatriation of social policy is not the way to do it. For many in this country the Working Time Directive (WTD) is the perfect expression of unwanted interference from Brussels in our day-to-day lives, an infringement of our personal liberty,… » read more

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by Catherine Bearder MEP There is a single word which has legions of Euro-sceptics flinging down their newspapers in disgust. The word is ‘now’. NOW Brussels wants tightrope walkers to wear hardhats, NOW meddling bureaucrats want to ban the Great British tea room. It is a word accompanied with a fist pumped in anger upon… » read more

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Jonathan Petre writing in the Daily Mail on 7 October 2112 says “Don’t sell jam in re-used jars – by order of Europe”. There is a copy of the advice: “We contacted the Food Standards Agency and were told this is the case”. Legal advisers to Britain’s churches are quoted as saying “This is not… » read more

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In a move designed to appease nationalistic right-wing Conservative MPs and respond to a perceived electoral threat from UKIP, the Government announced its intention to opt out of 130 EU Justice and Home Affairs measures. Despite advice from academics, lawyers, the police and the wider British security establishment the Government is putting party politics above… » read more

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