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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

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

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