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Rebuilding UK fish stocks and protecting our fishermen

The battle to protect dwindling fish stocks is vital for the future of UK fishermen, for too long, too many boats have been chasing too few fish. Catherine Bearder Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England insisted.

The old adage ‘there’s plenty more fish in the sea’, ironically, seems not to apply to Europe’s over fished waters.

However, the European Parliament has dropped anchor on the aggressive pillaging of the continent’s seas.

The European Parliament, in Strasbourg, has voted through ambitious reforms of the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy.

EU and US pledge to forge new trade pact

A trade deal between the United States of America (US)  and the European Union (EU) would create a unique opportunity to boost the British economy and create thousands of jobs, Catherine Bearder Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England has said. President of the United States of America Barack Obama expressed support […]

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MEP’s make a noise over quiet cars

Catherine Bearder, Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England, voted in favour of the move at the European Parliament after learning about the risks to road users as drivers switch to cars with quieter engines.
Car makers should be made to fit sound systems to quiet electric and hybrid vehicles amid concern from charities, road safety groups have also backed calls for warning devices to be built into cars in an effort to help blind and partially sighted people.

“Lawyer for Crédit Agricole confirms bank’s complete disregard for British fraud victims” – BOWLES

Sharon Bowles Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England, who Chair’s of the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, last week called on French bank, Crédit Agricole, to reimburse British victims of fraud. Victims of fraudster Warren Templeton, who was convicted in 2008 for cheating British ex-pats out of their life […]

Sharon Bowles on crucial overhaul of Common Fisheries Policy

In an historic vote  in the European Parliament, Liberal Democrat Members of the European Parliament (MEP) backed proposals for an ambitious reform of the European Union’s (EU) Common Fisheries Policy . The reforms will set legally binding limits based on scientific data, allowing fish stocks to recover to their natural level, and will end the […]

“French bank must compensate British fraud victims” – BOWLES

Sharon Bowles Member of the European Parliament for the South-East of England and  chair of the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, has called on French bank, Crédit Agricole, to reimburse British victims of fraud. Victims of fraudster Warren Templeton, who was convicted in 2009 for cheating British ex-pats out of their life savings, […]

Open Your Eyes to trafficking in your town

The scourge of human trafficking is happening in all of our neighbourhoods and we must open our eyes to the problem. That was the message from Catherine  Bearder, Member of the European Parliament for South-East England has said. after David Siwak was found guilty of trafficking at Portsmouth Crown Court. But Catherine, who has been […]

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European Commission stung on bee health

Swift action should be taken to put EU-wide restrictions on chemicals which could wreak havoc for bees, Catherine Bearder, Member of the European Parliament for South-East England has said. A European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) report last week highlighted dangers of a string of commonly used insecticides on bees and other pollinators. The British Beekeepers […]

Cutting voting age is vital for democracy

Lowering the voting age to 16-years-old is vital to improve democracy in the UK, Catherine Bearder, Member of the European Parliament for South-East England has said. Liberal Democrats are leading the charge in the coalition Government to make it legal for 16 and 17-year-olds to vote. It narrowly missed out on becoming law by eight votes […]

Confused Cameron leaves UK in limbo

The Prime Minister has failed to give concrete direction over UK’s future in the EU, Catherine Bearder Member of the European Parliament for South-East England has said. She said: “David Cameron’s speech was plagued with confusion… confusion over who it is was aimed at, and confusion over what he really wants to achieve. “His increasingly […]