Labour MEPs: Ratification of Istanbul Convention will aid fight against FGM

The UK must ratify the Istanbul Convention without further delay to ensure authorities have the powers they need to fight FGM, Labour MEPs warned today, the International Day of Zero... Read more

Labour MEPs: Monkeygate scandal shows we need tougher standards and sanctions, not Brexit deregulation

Emissions testing on monkeys and humans, the latest sorry episode in the vehicle emissions scandal, highlights the need for even tougher standards in the automotive industry and sanctions against offenders... Read more

Labour MEPs: May’s customs union cave-in risks hard border in Ireland and greater economic damage across UK

Theresa May’s latest surrender to the Brexit hardliners – ruling out any kind of customs union with the EU today – will lead to even greater economic damage to the... Read more

Still not enough clarity on citizens’ rights, Labour MEPs warn as EP hears from some of the millions facing uncertain future

There are still outstanding issues to be resolved on citizens’ rights, Labour MEPs warned ahead of tomorrow’s European Parliament hearing which will listen to evidence from, among others, the parliament’s... Read more

Labour MEPs: EU air pollution legal threat is latest Brexit embarrassment for toxic government

Outside of the EU, there will be no one to protect British citizens’ rights to clean air, Labour MEPs warned today after the UK environment minister received a dressing down... Read more

Labour MEPs: We still don’t know exact impact of Brexit on UK regions

Labour MEPs have reiterated calls for the government to commission and publish full economic assessments of how Brexit will impact UK regions, following the leak of a cabinet analysis that... Read more

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

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