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LibLink: Edward McMillan-Scott – End the European Parliament’s “travelling circus”

EU Parliament Brussels - Some rights reserved by PoetografieEdward McMillan-Scott MEP is the only British Vice-President of the European Parliament and has been leading the campaign for a single seat for the European Parliament. On the British Influence website he writes:

For four days each month, the European Parliament leaves its working base in Brussels, the EU’s political capital, and descends on Strasbourg, its official ‘Seat’ for debates and votes. In addition, half of the Parliament’s staff work in Luxembourg. This arrangement costs €180 million and 19,000 tonnes of C02 every

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MEPs to press for treaty change for Single Seat following ECJ ruling

Today the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled in Case C-237/11 (Joined Cases C-237/11, C-238/11), France v European Parliament against MEPs’ decision to merge two Strasbourg plenary sessions into one week in October.

Senior Liberal Democrat MEP Edward McMillan-Scott, European Parliament Vice President and co-founder of the cross-party Single Seat campaign commented:

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    In Kew Southport Labour are mainly just going for their core vote which I don't think will be enough to win the ward. The title...
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    Personally I would limit voting to those with UK addresses. To vote in Scottish elections you have to live there, not be born there or...
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    David Allen - it is also possible that somewhere around the leadership are people who continue to believe that there are conservative (small 'c') centrist...
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    I think in elections one person's positivity is another's propaganda, while one person's negativity is another's truth.
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    Peter I have only been a member for less than a year so. I personally have never been in favour of tuition fees for either...
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    "The last thing the Liberal Democrats need is an ethical foreign policy". What a great (not) slogan.