Richard Corbett MEP speech to the first annual Julian Priestley memorial lecture

Below is Richard Corbett MEP's speech to the first annual Julian Priestley memorial lecture, delivered last week. The first part is a tribute to Julian, his achievements, his vision and... Read more

Workers' rights, trade policy, even the death penalty... Tory MEPs' votes this week are a harbinger of how bad a Tory Brexit will be

This week was a significant one in the European Parliament, as it voted in new laws and backed measures that will strengthen workers’ rights, protect trade and jobs and safeguard... Read more

Not lovin’ it! EU must act to end exploitative zero-hours contracts, Labour MEPs warn as McDonalds workers demand change

The European Commission must act to end exploitative zero-hours contracts, Labour MEPs warned as the European Parliament voted today for a resolution calling for tougher legislation to protect people in... Read more

Family of Nazanin welcomes European Parliament calls for justice for jailed EU-Iranian dual nationals

The family of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British mother detained in Iran, has welcomed today’s European Parliament resolution expressing solidarity with EU-Iranian dual citizens jailed in Iran. Read more

Labour MEPs: EU must avoid trade war, but should respond strongly if US imposes steel tariffs

Ahead of tomorrow's announcement on whether the US will end the EU's exemption from tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium, Labour MEPs warned the EU must enact a strong,... Read more

Tory MEPs vote against tough new EU measures to protect steel industries and save jobs

Tory MEPs voted today against strengthening the EU's trade defence instruments, measures that will help protect Europe's steel industries and from unfair competition from the likes of China, which has... Read more

Labour MEPs: UK's failure to back UN investigation into Gaza killings "is sending the wrong message"

The European Parliament today debated the situation in Gaza following the May 14 border clashes, in which Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians. The UN has launched a war crimes investigation... Read more

Tory MEPs vote against new EU laws to end exploitation of workers and undercutting of wages

Tory MEPs today voted against new EU laws that will end the exploitation of migrant workers and the undercutting of local wages. Read more

Labour MEPs: Gove’s hot air can’t disguise UK’s interminable failure to meet EU air quality standards

Michael Gove’s plan for a new environmental “gold standard” is just more hot air from a government that has repeatedly failed to meet, and has lobbied to weaken, EU standards... Read more

Labour MEPs: Live webstreaming of Zuckerberg hearing will ensure transparency. Now for the answers

Labour MEPs have welcomed the announcement tomorrow’s hearing with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the abuse of users’ data will be webstreamed live, following pressure from the Socialists and Democrats... Read more

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