Showing: July 2011
Here you can find an archive of all the news items that have been on this website as well as any comments, polls or surveys.
Big day for Cornish pasties
Posted,7/26/2011 4:00:00 PM
Local Conservative MEPs today welcomed a move giving Cornish pasties a coveted place on the list of Europe's regional foods whose names are protected from imitation.
Common Fisheries Policy - sink or swim?
Posted,7/26/2011 11:00:00 AM
Campaigning MEP Julie Girling has delivered a critical assessment of CFP reform in a new article for the website Public Service Europe.
New toy-safety rules will save young lives - IF they are enforced
Posted,7/22/2011 1:00:00 PM
Conservative MEPs have welcomed new powers which come into force this week to ban dangerous toys - but they say the rules must be fully-enforced to save lives.
Our fight to block new EU tax
Posted,7/18/2011 4:00:00 PM
Conservative MEPs are fighting EU budget plans that could see the introduction of a new Europe-wide VAT, paid direct to Brussels. The proposal was contained in the European Commission's latest budget plans and it is estimated it would add an extra one per cent to British VAT. Martin Callanan, leader of the Conservative MEPs, said: "This just goes to show how utterly out of touch with real people the Brussels bureaucrats have become. "In these difficult times people just can't pay - won't pay - more taxes to fund more European empire-building. "The whole budget proposal is an arrogant attempt to squeeze more cash out of hard-pressed taxpayers; but the plan for a specific Euro VAT, going directly to Brussels, is simply an insult." "It would hurt businesses and their customers equally and put a dead hand on economic recovery."
The EU needs to stop playing soldiers
Posted,7/18/2011 3:00:00 PM
A senior Conservative MEP has condemned proposals which would see British troops taking orders from a European Union Military headquarters.
Conservatives welcome market shake up to bring real competition to mobile communications
Posted,7/6/2011 12:00:00 AM
Strasbourg, 6th July 2011 -- Conservative MEPs have welcomed new plans for a major market shake up in mobile roaming. These will drive down prices for voice and data services to people travelling abroad.
Conservatives blast "out of touch" EU spending plans
Posted,7/5/2011 12:00:00 AM
Strasbourg, 5th July 2011 -- Conservative MEPs today told the European Union and its president to think again about their "out of touch" plans to demand more money from taxpayers.