Debate - Organisation of Working Time. On Feb 18th President Klaus remarked, "the EU structure is a dogma which contradicts the experience of heritage" Well, member states have a heritage, they do things their own way, including the way people work.
Debate - The Future begins today - EU's future policy on Climate change. A mystique bordering on a religious creed has grown up around alleged global warming.
Speech to Parliament Strasbourg Mon Dec 15th 2008 Debate; Working Time Directive Mr President, the Working Time Directive is a waste of time, it has been going round since before I became an MEP, shortly after which a minister from the UK Work & Pensions Dept asked me to support HMG's position,- to retain the opt-outs. Naturally I did so, I still do and I am in good company with other countries which also wish to retain opt-outs.
Speech to Parliament Strasbourg Oct 20th 2008 Debate; Temporary Worker Agencies Madam President this has been batted to and fro between the Commission and Council right from 2002,- 6 years.
Speech to Parliament Brussels Oct 8th 2008 Debate; Doha Round, WTO Trade Talks Collapse The EU likes to throw its weight around when it comes to trade.
Speech to Parliament Brussels Sept 25th 2008 Debate; Social Package (second part), cross border healthcare The central feature of this package, travelling for non hospital treatment outside the home country, funding is by the home country but limited to the amount it would have cost there. So a patient benefits by going to where the treatment is cheaper, as long as it is better treatment.
Debate: - An (Electronic) Bridge over Troubled Waters or, The Threat to British Shipping. Well, says Derek Clark MEP, UK waters were peaceful enough until the CFP got to work and virtually destroyed our fishing industry.
Speech to Parliament Brussels Sept 23rd 2008 Joint Debate, Maritime transport What is this Madam President, "A bridge over troubled waters?" For the UK it was peaceful waters until the CFP got to work and near destroyed our fishing industry. Now you want to ruin our maritime trade.
Speech to Employment committee Brussels Sept 9th 2008 Debate: Conditions of entry and residence of Third Country Nationals for the purposes of highly qualified employment.
Speech to Employment Committee Brussels 9th Sept 2008 Debate: Sanctions against employers of Illegally Staying Third Country Nationals.