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As EU tells Gove to clean up his act, Labour MEPs warn UK must enshrine air pollution limits in law

Labour MEPs have warned that Parliament must ensure EU limits on air pollution are enshrined in law during the progression of the Brexit bill, as the European Commission looked set... Read more

Claims Brexit will be an "opportunity" for British orchestras fly in the face of facts

LPO chief’s claims Brexit represents an “opportunity” for the sector are not borne out by the facts and contrast with ABO’s warnings, writes Julie Ward MEP, Labour’s European Parliament spokesperson... Read more

Labour MEPs: Without right to equal treatment, UK workers in rest of EU will have even less protection against pay discrimination

Without the EU fundamental right to equal treatment that UK workers currently enjoy, they will have even less protection against pay discrimination, Labour MEPs warned as a parliament committee backed... Read more

Labour MEPs: Tory ministers are plastic environmentalists - they claim to be green yet repeatedly oppose EU action

Tory ministers cannot be trusted to deliver a so-called ‘Green Brexit’, Labour MEPs warned after the UK government was once again exposed for its staggering hypocrisy, pledging to develop “ambitious”... Read more

Labour MEPs: Davis’s latest committee shambles adds to Tory Brexit chaos

David Davis’s latest appearance in front of the Brexit committee today has amplified the sense of chaos surrounding the government’s EU plans, Labour MEPs warned. Read more

Labour MEPs: UK must keep new EU laws that will protect industries from cheap imports and save jobs

Britain must keep any new EU laws that will protect industries from the dumping of cheap imports and save jobs, Labour MEPs warned as the European Parliament international trade committee... Read more

Labour MEPs: UK must retain EU-signed Treaty that enhances rights of blind and visually impaired people

Britain must remain a signatory of the Marrakesh Treaty if it leaves the EU, Labour MEPs warned after the European Parliament today gave its assent to the treaty, which allows... Read more

Labour MEPs: EU countries must heed EP and back higher targets on energy efficiency and renewables

The European Parliament voted today for EU countries to adopt higher targets for energy efficiency and renewable energy, targets that are more ambitious than those previously agreed by national governments.... Read more

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

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