I am one of ten Members of European Parliament for the South East England region of the United Kingdom, covering the Isle of Wight, East Sussex, West Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
Recent posts and blogs
05Oct 17

The fight against cybercrime

The European Commission’s beefed up Cybersecurity Agency designed to organise pan-European cybersecurity exercises annually and ensure better sharing of threat intelligence and knowledge, a further step by the EU to take control of the internet. A document from the European Union recently revealed it is calling for massive internet censorship and filtering. The proposals, once adopted, mean that European countries will follow in China’s footsteps regarding online censorship. Freedom of speech will deteriorate and pro-EU…

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03Oct 17

Brexit bashing and bullying from Brussels

This morning MEPs had the opportunity to discuss the current status of UK EU Brexit negotiations. Let's just say that I am not happy at all with the continued "Brexit bashing" and bullying that we are seeing from Brussels.

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27Sep 17

Subsidise that: The EU energy grants lining Berlin’s pockets

This article was originally published on the City AM website. The future for German energy supplies is becoming more uncertain. As I wrote last week, the early retirement of the nuclear fleet, the necessity to phase out heavy emitting fuels like lignite and coal from the mix, and a heavy reliance upon gas imports from Russia have backed German policymakers into a corner. While there is no doubt that Germany’s dash for renewables has made it…

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21Sep 17

The EU is prepared to bend the rules on Russia – when it’s in Germany’s interests

This article was originally published on the City AM website. The EU is in a fix. It perceives danger on its Eastern frontier from Russia, yet its energy and climate policies make it ultra-dependent upon it for energy supplies. There is no doubt that Germany is the driving force behind the EU. It is the bloc’s industrial powerhouse and exporter, and also provides much of the monetary direction – rightfully so, as the largest contributor…

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15Sep 17

Internship Interview With Francesca Bunn

Entering my last year in secondary education I had the utmost pleasure of attending a week’s work experience with my South East Region constituency MEP, Diane James. The week’s work experience lasted from the Monday to the Thursday and was held in Strasbourg, France during the September Voting Week of the European Parliament. The week kick-started with an introduction to both Ms. James and her accredited parliamentary assistant, Ms. Milossa. Work quickly got underway with…

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14Sep 17
The State Of The Union 2017

The State of the Union 2017

Do not be fooled: President Juncker's "ever closer Union" is nothing more than a huge power grab. In this speech we were given exact details on how Brussels is going to control new competences.

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11Sep 17
What Juncker Won’t Tell You About The Real State Of The EU

What Juncker won’t tell you about the real state of the EU

This article was originally published on the City AM website. On Wednesday, the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, will give his annual State of the Union address in Strasbourg. He will have you believe that all is well in the EU Land of Milk and Honey. But let us take a closer look at the real state of the EU. Migrant crisis For a start, the migrant crisis is well into its third year,…

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15Jul 17

Internship Interview With Tim Bitirim

This article was written by Tim Bitirim, a recent intern at the office of Diane James MEP. I am a History, English and Sociology student with a particular interest on topics surrounding the European Union and particularly Britain's relationship with it and I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to work with Diane James MEP for four days in July 2017 during a Strasbourg plenary session. I met Diane and her team upon…

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08Jul 17
Euroscepticism

Euroscepticism

At the most recent EU Council meeting EU leaders said that Euroscepticism is "contained!" I don't know what planet these people are on: the EU's policies are failing and its the European people that are suffering!

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