WATCH: "We Want Our Country Back"

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The Realities of Irish Border hit home in fact-finding mission

To say that Brexit is worrying from an Irish point of view is an understatement.

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Nick Clegg comes to visit me (and others)! in Strasbourg

Last week I welcomed Nick Clegg to Strasbourg for a series of meetings. It was good to see Nick doing what Theresa May and her team should be doing more of: reaching out to EU decision makers to foster stronger relations.

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Citizens’ Rights and the Parliamentary Hearing

The3million and British in Europe have been doing fantastic work in the exit talks on raising awareness in London, Brussels and all the European capitals about the need to protect citizens (who mostly did not have a vote in the referendum).

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Exit from Brexit - get involved!

If you want to get involved with the Liberal Democrat campaign for an Exit from Brexit, here’s how:

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Constituency visits this Winter

After South Central’s Conference in October, I was delighted to be able to attend South East’s Conference in Reigate last month. As usual, it was a great opportunity to meet up with old friends and colleagues. 

 

What was striking was the great attendance and the high proportion of new members – please let me extend a warm welcome to those people once again here.

 

I was humbled to be able to lead the two minutes’ silence to mark Remembrance Day – I had never done this before and it left me feeling quite emotional – thank you to the region for inviting me to do this.

 

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Welcoming new visitors to the European Parliament

This season I was pleased to welcome two groups of Liberal Democrats – a group from Essex and Taunton Deane local party. They enjoyed a trip to the Hemicycle, hearing more about the role of an MEP and how the European Parliament functions.

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Environment Committee study: implications of Brexit will be worse than expected

I called for the Environment Committee meeting along with UK MEPs Julie Girling and Seb Dance as an initiative to get non-UK MEPs to start thinking about the potential threats Brexit poses to the environment. We had excellent speakers from the British Medical Association, Sheffield University, Which? And many more.

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It was with a heavy heart I voted for the Parliament’s Brexit Resolution

On voting for the European Parliament’s Resolution to allow Brexit talks to continue, Catherine Bearder MEP commented:

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Give citizens a standalone deal!

As the negotiations continue I am absolutely flabbergasted neither side has been able to come to an agreement on a standalone deal.

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Welcoming MPs and Peers to Brussels

Welcoming nearly 25 of our MPs and Peers over to Brussels was an eye opening experience - for all of us!

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