8th August 2013
I have today called on the European Commission to despatch a team of officials immediately to the Gibraltar border crossing to begin a detailed assessment of Spain's interference. The Commission has already agreed to the principle of sending a team of investigators to the Rock, but has intimated that this might not take place until late September, or even October.
5th August 2013
The three Conservative MEPs representing Gibraltar today accused Spain of "desperation and recklessness" over its increasingly outlandish threats against the British territory and its citizens.
29th July 2013
Spain's provocative efforts to intimidate and cut off Gibraltar are unacceptable, Gibraltar's Conservative MEPs said today after Spanish authorities engineered six hour queues at the border crossing with Spain this weekend.
9th July 2013
I am delighted to see the progress of the EU Referendum Bill and that this has now passed its first vote in the House of Commons. I do believe that this is a step in the right direction and my personal thanks go to James Wharton MP for bringing this issue forward so that the British public can have their say on our relationship with the European Union.
5th July 2013
Like so many of my constituents, I am unhappy with Britain’s current relationship with the European Union. I firmly believe it has to change. I am delighted that the Prime Minister now wants to renegotiate our membership of the EU and put that deal to the British people in an in/out referendum.
4th July 2013
I recently visited the Nationwide Building Society Headquarters in Swindon to discuss the future of banking in this country. Over the last decade the banks have reeled from one self-inflicted wound to another. First we had the financial crisis of 2008, where many banks over extended themselves and put their customers and shareholders at risk. Then came the PPI scandal with the mis-selling of products, and finally the Libor fixing scam, the impact of which is still being felt and investigated.
3rd July 2013
The European Parliament will vote tomorrow (Thursday) on whether to adopt an astonishing report proposing intrusive changes to the way European elections are run in Britain.
1st July 2013
The European Commission is currently considering imposing an eye watering 47% duty on solar panels imported from China from 6th August 2013. This move is in response to accusations that China has been dumping (the practice of selling a product at less than the cost of production) solar cells onto the European market.