Entries by Darren

Commission Question – Carbon emissions – Brussels-Strasbourg travel, it has been reported that the carbon emissions generated by Parliament’s journey from Brussels to Strasbourg represent 20 000 tonnes of carbon dioxide. What is the Commission’s estimate of the total carbon emissions generated on an annual basis by Brussels-Strasbourg travel?

Question to the Commission for written answer Carbon emissions – Brussels-Strasbourg travel.  It has been reported that the carbon emissions generated by Parliament’s journey from Brussels to Strasbourg represent 20 000 tonnes of carbon dioxide1. What is the Commission’s estimate of the total carbon emissions generated on an annual basis by Brussels-Strasbourg travel? 1  ‘Europe’s GBP 150m ‘travelling circus’ should […]

Commission Question- Can the Commission please provide details of the Investor-State Dispute Mechanisms included in the proposed TTIP agreement with the USA?

Question to the Commission for written answer Can the Commission please provide details of the Investor-State Dispute Mechanisms included in the proposed TTIP agreement with the USA? Answer given by Mr De Gucht on behalf of the Commission (28.8.2014)   A public consultation was launched on investment protection and investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in the Transatlantic Trade […]

Commission Question – Can the Commission confirm that under the planned TTIP multinational companies will have the right to take legal action against national governments?

Question to the Commission for written answer: Can the Commission confirm that under the planned TTIP multinational companies will have the right to take legal action against national governments? Answer given by Mr De Gucht on behalf of the Commission  (15.9.2014)     Investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) is a means of enforcing the limited number of investment protection […]

Letter – It is time to re-examine how we deal with international aid

Dear Editor,   Since 2010 our government has drastically cut services in all aspects of UK public life – whilst simultaneously paying hundreds of millions of pounds of international aid to India.  I would like to congratulate the people of India for the fantastic achievement of putting a satellite into orbit around Mars.  Of course I believe […]

Letter- Response to Commissioner Andor’s comments on EU immigration

Dear Editor,   Laszlo Andor (EU Commissioner for Employment) has called uncontrolled mass immigration a “minor issue”, and amazingly, rather than addressing the issue, has suggested we should instead invest in new facilities, housing and services so that we can specifically support a further wave of EU immigrants. These are harsh times. Unemployment remains high and […]

Save Stockton’s Shops Says Local MEP

Car parking charges should be scrapped for the first two hours across Stockton in the run up till Christmas, in drastic attempt to draw shoppers back to the streets according to UKIP’s North East Euro MP, Jonathan Arnott. According to figures released by the Local Data Company (LDC), the North-East is the only region in […]