Archive for 2014

East Midlands MEP hails “huge opportunity” as Singapore trade deal finalised

East Midlands Conservative MEP Emma McClarkin has today welcomed the conclusion of the European Union’s free-trade agreement with Singapore, saying it would mean a host of potential business openings for British companies. Miss McClarkin said: “The opportunities involved are simply huge. As well as providing a major boost for businesses in the East Midlands and …Continue Reading

East Midlands MEP working at World Trade Organisation’s Trade forum

East Midlands MEP Emma McClarkin has this week been present at the World Trade Organisation’s Public Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, titled ‘Why Trade Matters to Everyone’. The forum was attended by trade representatives from across the world, providing an ideal platform at which the big trade issues of the day could be discussed, such as …Continue Reading

Scottish and EU referenda

The next three to four years will be a defining period in UK politics, starting from now. It seems hard to believe but the Scottish independence referendum has crept up on us and Scots will be voting in vast numbers on the 18th of September on the future of our great Union, producing a result …Continue Reading

Emma McClarkin MEP welcomes report boosting campaign to stop EU’s costly Strasbourg circus

An official report by the EU’s Court of Auditors has added huge weight to the campaign by Conservative MEPs to stop the European Parliament sitting in Strasbourg as well as Brussels. The study, compiled by the auditors at the request of the Parliament, finds that moving all sittings from Strasbourg to Brussels would save £90 …Continue Reading

East Midlands MEPs pledge to support British farming

East Midlands MEPs Emma McClarkin and Andrew Lewer were among Conservative MEPs who this week put their names to a charter pledging support for British farming. The two MEPs signed a five-point pledge committing support for UK agriculture and backing British growers in producing healthy, sustainable food. The pledge called for fair contracts, sustainable growth, …Continue Reading

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