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UK must not subvert stronger EU controls on export of surveillance tech to repressive regimes

The UK, post-Brexit, must not resile from stronger EU controls on the exporting to repressive regimes of cyber-technology that can be used to identify and then torture dissidents, Labour MEPs... Read more

Labour MEPs: Pulse fishing is cruel and unsustainable – today’s vote is a major step towards banning it

The European Parliament voted today for a EU ban on pulse fishing - the practice of an electric pulse being discharged underwater, causing fish to spasm up into nets. Read more

Tory government claims credit for new policy of plastic bag charges - yet this is EU LEGISLATION that Tory MEPs VOTED AGAINST

Theresa May and Michael Gove are today claiming credit for their new environmentally-friendly policy of extending of the 5p charge on plastic carrier bags to all shops – yet mandatory... Read more

Labour MEPs: Dithering Davis must commission and publish regional impact assessments

Labour MEPs have called on the government to commission and publish economic assessments of how Brexit will impact each region and nation of the UK. Read more

Labour MEPs will continue to fight Tory attacks on our workers’ rights

As the clock ticks down towards the new year, we look at some of the major Brexit battlegrounds of 2018... Part three: The fight to protect workers’ rights: Read more

Labour MEPs will continue to back EU action against tax avoidance – the government must do the same

As the clock ticks down towards the new year, we look at some of the major Brexit battlegrounds of 2018... Part two: The fight against tax avoidance: Read more

Labour MEPs will continue to fight for the right of UK and EU citizens to live, work, study and travel throughout the whole of the EU

As the clock ticks down towards the new year, we look at some of the major Brexit battlegrounds of 2018... Part one: The fight to protect citizens’ rights: Read more

Labour MEPs: There's still more to do, but Brexit negotiations have progressed, including on citizens' rights

Labour MEPs have accepted that the Brexit talks should move on to phase two but vowed to continue to keep up the pressure, including on the big issue of citizens’... Read more

Tory MEPs back greedy elite and fail to support EU action against money launderers and tax cheats

Tory MEPs today failed to vote for the conclusions of the European Parliament Panama committee, which recommended several measures the EU and national governments should take to fight money laundering... Read more

Labour MEPs: Talks are moving on, but Tory divisions threaten further progress

Labour MEPs voted today to move on to the next phase of Brexit talks, but warned that Tory infighting poses a threat to the whole process. Labour MEPs also vowed... Read more

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