My Letter to all South West Conservative MPs ahead of the important vote on 11 December 2018

Below is the letter I sent to all South West Conservative MPs on Friday, 7 December ahead of the important vote scheduled for 11 December. This is based on the deal as it stands today. Dear South West MP Your political decision on 11th December will determine the future of our country for decades to come. Though I am no…

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Parlemeter 2018 – Brexit Section

So the Brexiteers say the EU is going to collapse ….here’s evidence of exactly the opposite. Just one small example of how they’ve got everything so hopelessly wrong.

Julie Girling MEP: My Expulsion from the Conservative Party

On Tuesday 25th September I received a letter from the Chairman of the Conservatives expelling me from the Party. I believe that this is an extreme and disproportionate measure which illustrates an increasing level of intolerance within the Party particularly on the issue of Brexit. It is no secret that I disagree with the PM on her strategy, as do…

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Emissions reduction aspirations may have been badly weakened by the recent ICAO agreement

The International Civil Aviation Organisation, the global aviation governing body to which almost all nations are signatories, has agreed the recommended standards and practices phase of its landmark carbon reduction programme: The Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). While this should be a step towards securing a greener and more sustainable future, serious deficiencies threaten to undermined…

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Salisbury’s Three Pro-EU MEPs release joint statement on Russian poison attack

The following statement has been issued by the three pro-EU MEPs in the South West: Molly Scott Cato MEP, Clare Moody MEP and Julie Girling MEP: “In a difficult week for pro-EU MEPs, when we debated the next stage of the leaving process, it was heartening to feel the warmth and generosity of our European colleagues in solidarity with the…

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Press Statement from Julie Girling MEP (SW England & Gibraltar) and Richard Ashworth MEP (SE England)

We wish to inform you that we will be leaving the European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR) and joining the European Peoples Party Group (EPP) in the European Parliament with immediate effect. It is our intention to remain members of the Conservative Party in the UK as we believe that the activities and approach of the EPP will more effectively…

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MEPs set up enquiry to review pesticide policy implementation

The licensing of pesticides will be reviewed by MEPs following the establishment today of a special European Parliament committee. Sitting for nine months, committee members will examine the scientific evaluation of pesticides, including glyphosate, the world’s most commonly used weed killer which was relicensed for five years by the EU in December. Julie Girling MEP, lead member for the Conservative…

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Parliament approves EU carbon trading reforms

Reforms to the EU’s Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) have been approved today by MEPs in Strasbourg. The ETS is the world’s first, and to date largest, installation-level cap-and trade system for cutting man-made greenhouse gas emissions. It puts a monetary value on carbon emissions, in order to better reflect the costs of climate change and the opportunities for low-carbon options…

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Girling: Let’s link farm grants to cutting CO2

Campaiging MEP Julie Girling has joined a cross-party group of parliamentarians in calling for farming subsidies tied to activities that help combat climate change. Mrs Girling and three other South West politicians have written to the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, urging him introduce the green grants. They call for subsidies based on: # Cutting greenhouse gas emissions, # Better capture…

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European Parliament votes to ban electrocution of fish

Campaigning MEP Julie Girling has been successful today in moves in the European Parliament to ban so-called pulse fishing. Mrs Girling, MEP for the South West and Gibraltar, linked with colleagues in the Parliament’s Green, Liberal, Left and Socialist groups in a vote to end the destructive practice, which is blamed for creating deserts on the sea bed wherever it…

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