Julie Girling MEP: Why I will be voting for the Lib Dems in the European Elections

Many of my constituents and supporters have contacted me over the last few weeks to ask for advice on how to vote in the European elections. I appreciate the confidence they have shown in me and the very many sincere messages of regret that I will not be standing for re-election. I have decided that I will be voting for…

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Julie Girling MEP: Why I won’t be standing in the European Elections

I have been following the online debate about how to maximise the “Remain Vote” in the coming European Elections with increasing dismay. I have decided to simplify the decision for the large numbers of constituents who have pledged their support to me personally by not accepting a place on the candidates list for Change UK. I would encourage my supporters…

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Julie Girling MEP – My thoughts on the events in Westminster this week.

The gap between what Brexit promised and what the Government can deliver is finally obvious to everyone. Westminster is in chaos. Hard line Brexiters have rejected Brexit, they promise to renegotiate without having secured any agreement from Brussels to bring to the table. They don’t care, they want a no deal Brexit that they can blame on the EU. So…

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Brexit: A Recent Speech by Sir Ivan Rogers, UK’s Former Representative to the EU

As subscribers to my mailing list I thought you might be interested in a recent speech given by Sir Ivan Rogers, the UK’s former representative to the EU: https://news.liverpool.ac.uk/2018/12/13/full-speech-sir-ivan-rogers-on-brexit/ His assessment of the Brexit negotiations is particularly illuminating and actually very balanced. He offers an overview of how we have arrived at this situation, the intricacies of Brexit and the…

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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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