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David Davis’s Strasbourg talks expose government’s Brexit failings, warn Labour MEPs

Brexit secretary David Davis’s visit to the European Parliament today did not result in any meaningful progress and risks further antagonising our European partners, with whom Britain will have to... Read more

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Today, as Theresa May meets the leaders of the US, Germany, France and Italy at a mini-summit in Berlin, Brexit will for once take second billing, after Donald Trump. Nevertheless, just like the British people, these world leaders will almost certainly be looking for something, anything, to indicate that the prime minister has a plan for Britain’s future, writes Glenis Willmott MEP.

May’s stone-faced silence leaves Farage and Boris as Britain’s insulting faces abroad

Today, as Theresa May meets the leaders of the US, Germany, France and Italy at a mini-summit in Berlin, Brexit will for once take second billing, after Donald Trump. Nevertheless,... Read more

MEPs back Labour proposals for cleaner planes and better training in EU aviation sector

MEPs on the European Parliament transport and tourism committee voted today to maintain and strengthen European aviation safety laws. Read more

EU anti-dumping plans do not allay public concerns over import of cheap Chinese steel, warn Labour MEPs

The European Commission’s new anti-dumping plans, announced today, are not strong enough and do not address public concerns over the import of cheap Chinese steel, Labour MEPs have warned. Read more

UK and France must work together to ensure organised and compassionate response to the situation in Calais, warns senior Euro-MP

Britain and France must continue to work together to ensure an organised and compassionate response that secures the safety and wellbeing of unaccompanied minors following the demolition of the ‘Calais... Read more

Labour MEPs: Britain must maintain EU anti-tax avoidance measures after Brexit - including new fair tax base

Labour MEPs have reiterated calls for the UK to maintain its existing EU anti-tax avoidance measures and stop blocking further proposals, following the European Commission’s announcement of a new fair... Read more

Re-opening EU-Iran relations essential to ending wars in Syria and Iraq, new report by Labour MEP warns

MEPs will vote today for a report on the EU’s Iran strategy that says the Iran nuclear agreement has opened up the possibility of a diplomatic breakthrough, essential to finding... Read more

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Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s Leader in the European Parliament, on what we’ve learnt from Theresa May’s first EU summit…

Five summit takeaways

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s Leader in the European Parliament, on what we’ve learnt from Theresa May’s first EU summit… Read more

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Love it or hate it, Marmite hitting the headlines is a first sign of reality starting to bite after the Brexit vote, writes Paul Brannen MEP, Labour's European Parliament spokesperson on agriculture.

Marmite price row a sign of things to come if UK leaves Single Market

Love it or hate it, Marmite hitting the headlines is a first sign of reality starting to bite after the Brexit vote, writes Paul Brannen MEP, Labour's European Parliament spokesperson... Read more

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As Westminster returns from recess, Richard Corbett MEP, Labour’s Deputy Leader in the European Parliament, looks at the contradictions underlying Theresa May’s Brexit strategy.

Amid u-turns, contradictions and infighting, we still don’t know what Tory Brexit policy is

As Westminster returns from recess, Richard Corbett MEP, Labour’s Deputy Leader in the European Parliament, looks at the contradictions underlying Theresa May’s Brexit strategy. Read more

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