Why I won’t stand for re-election as an MEP

I’ve repeatedly said I won’t stand for re-election as an MEP. Here’s why. As an MEP, over the last year it has become abundantly clear that from the European Parliament I will be unable to make any meaningful difference to the Brexit cause. I’ve been grateful for the opportunity to put my points across to […]

British law might well require teaching to be impartial – but if EU law insists upon bias, then bias it must be.

As a former teacher, I used to know the GCSE syllabus inside-out. Every couple of years, some bright-spark politician would change everything – teachers had to attempt to become experts in a new specification or a new syllabus. I can’t recommend teaching as a career choice at present: too much paperwork, too much bureaucracy, fear […]

Not only are we now very possibly trapped in the EU web until Halloween but we face stumping up ten of millions of pounds to take part in the bloc’s elections.

Dear Editor, Not only are we now very possibly trapped in the EU web until Halloween but we face stumping up ten of millions of pounds to take part in the bloc’s elections. In 2014 it cost this country £109 million to participate and it is bound to cost even more this time round – […]

Brexit Day and democracy has been betrayed

“Today is the day the United Kingdom should have been leaving the EU – and just look at the appalling mess we are in,” said local MEP Jonathan Arnott . “It is a disgrace that this country finds itself in such an uncertain and chaotic situation because of incompetent and self-serving MPs. “As we are […]

Politicians shouldn’t say that they did it their way. No! We should have done it the way that the people elected us to.

A real golden oldie popped into my head today: “And now, the end is near; and so I face the final curtain”. Maybe it doesn’t quite show my age, because I remember my grandparents rather than my parents talking about Frank Sinatra. I’m in Strasbourg this week, clearing out my office. It’s a beautiful city, […]

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