Archive for 2011

MEPs vote through ‘EU Flag’ sports report

East Midlands Conservative MEP Emma McClarkin has voiced concerns over a report, approved in Brussels today (Nov 10th), which seeks to intefere with the way professional sport is run in member states. The report, titled A European Dimension in Sport, includes a raft of proposals for creating a European framework of sports regulations. Miss McClarkin …Continue Reading

Tory MEPs vote for pay freeze

Plans to increase the European Union budget by more than five per cent – despite the financial crisis ravaging the continent – were condemned today by Conservative MEPs Emma McClarkin and Roger Helmer as economic madness. They today argued forcefully for a freeze in the European Union’s budget, to reflect the austerity measures being implemented by domestic …Continue Reading

EU bid to ban Credit Rating Agencies condemned by Emma McClarkin MEP

East Midlands Conservative MEP Emma McClarkin has today condemned “arrogant and fanciful” plans by Eurocrats to ban credit-rating agencies (CRAs) from delivering their verdicts on EU states. Under a proposal expected to be unveiled by the European Commission today (Wednesday), the EU´s financial markets watchdog, the ESMA (European Securities and Markets Authority), would be handed …Continue Reading

Emma McClarkin MEP: Premier League promotion and relegation must stay

Suggestions that Premier League football should operate a franchise system – bringing an end to promotion and relegation from the top flight – have provoked an angry response from East Midlands Conservative MEP Emma McClarkin. Emma, who is Conservative spokesman on sport and culture in the European Parliament, said: “All sport is about hope and …Continue Reading

Emma McClarkin MEP backs LTA’s allplay campaign

East Midlands MEP Emma McClarkin joined forces with Greg Rusedski, the former British number 1, at the House of Commons last week, to back the Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) allplay campaign to help more people play tennis. Launched this summer, allplay helps people of all abilities, from those who have never held a racket, to …Continue Reading

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