Little by little, MEPs like me are using our positions in the European Parliament to turn words into real action on climate change and deforestation.
Scrutinising the new European Commission
In the European Parliament, MEPs take part in hearings to scrutinise proposed new members of the European Commission.
This is something that is really common in the European Parliament, and similar scrutiny processes are seen as far away as the U.S. Congress, but not in Westminster.
I’d love to bring a system like this back to Westminster. Maybe if we stop Brexit we can learn how to make British democracy even better.
In defence and security co-operation, there is no good Brexit
Peace, defence, security. Amongst all the talk of trade deals these aren’t always the issues at the forefront of the Brexit debate. They should be.