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One angry European is trying to get MEPs to take a stand against their British colleagues who support the UK leaving the European Union. An online petition was set up asking MEPs to walk out during the European Parliament’s plenary session next week (4-7 July) whenever a British MEP “who does not support Europe” takes… » read more

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Janice Atkinson will continue as a member of the European Parliament, despite being kicked out of the UK Independence Party for allegedly fiddling her drinks expenses. The MEP’s chief of staff was filmed by The Sun – Britain’s best-selling newspaper – asking for a cocktail party bill to be tripled so she could “repatriate” the… » read more

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Regular readers of the Heard in Europe will remember the curious case of UKIP MEP Stuart Agnew. Agnew was the guy who stood up in Strasbourg a week ago and railed against decarbonising Europe for the somewhat dubious reason that crops need carbon dioxide to grow. Predictably, that sparked an incredulous reaction on Twitter, which… » read more

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A UK Independence Party MEP told the European Parliament in Strasbourg today (11 March) that decarbonising the EU would be “absolute madness” because crops need carbon dioxide to grow. Stuart Agnew’s question to Gianni Pittella, leader of the Socialist & Democrats group, sparked incredulity on social media. UKIP had circulated the video but, according to… » read more

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