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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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  • User AvatarSteve Trevethan 24th Oct - 6:58pm
    Well done Wallonia! The CETA agreement, which is presented to us as an innocuous bilateral trade deal, is a TTIP in sheep's clothing. It is...
  • User AvatarMalcolm Todd 24th Oct - 6:54pm
    By the by, on the substance of CETA itself, I see from the BBC report that the "estimated amount that EU exporters would save in...
  • User AvatarMalcolm Todd 24th Oct - 6:46pm
    Well said, Fiona. It seems that for some people you can only be considered a "genuine" refugee if you have given up all claims to...
  • User AvatarJ Dunn 24th Oct - 6:46pm
    I got criticised a few threads ago, for asking the question,.. Why do Lib Dems hate the British population.? I was very likely far too...
  • User AvatarPeter Watson 24th Oct - 6:34pm
    @expats "I’m also sure that all ‘racist/right wingers etc,’ are ‘Leavers’…" Given that the Remain position makes it much easier for a white doctor from...
  • User AvatarFiona 24th Oct - 6:31pm
    David, many of them have family in the UK, and it's also far more common for people in these countries to have grown up learning...