Speeches & Parliamentary Questions



Parliamentarians perform many roles - they legislate, they supervise the executive and the budget, and they represent the views of their electorate and seek to lead and influence opinion. They should also, in my view, stand up for the national interest and particularly local interests. MEPs are no different from MPs in this respect. We can table questions to the Council, where British Government Ministers sit, and to the European Commission, which has its own quasi-governmental powers, and which initiates almost all EU legislation. We can also write directly to Government Ministers and other authorities.
 

Below you can find direct links to my most recent speeches at the European Parliament. Unlike at the Palace of Westminster, debate in Brussels and Strasbourg is strictly curtailed, and regrettably I am usually able to speak for only one to two minutes on what are often very important issues

 

Videos of my speeches can also be found through the links beneath.

 



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