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Open-door immigration by any other name

UKIP MEP Louise Bours – European Parliament, Brussels, 15 June 2015

Louise BOURS MEP (North West), UK Independence Party (UKIP), Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group – #LouiseBours

• Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

• Item on Agenda: 5.0 (EMPL/8/01430) Creating a competitive EU labour market for the 21st century: matching skills and qualifications with demand and job opportunities, as a way to recover from the crisis

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meetdocs/2014_2019/documents/empl/am/1060/1060786/1060786en.pdf

 

Transcript: In several places the report refers to the ‘mobility of workers’ – can we just be honest and give it its proper name – open door immigration.

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Scrap the Tampon tax

Tampon tax is subject to EU rules and cannot be scrapped – UKIP MEP Louise Bours

• European Parliament, Strasbourg, 08 June 2015

• Louise BOURS MEP (North West), UK Independence Party (UKIP), Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group – #LouiseBours

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• Debate: One-minute speeches (Rule 163)

Transcript:

Thank you
During the recent UK General Election, Mr Cameron said that scrapping the ‘tampon tax’ would be “quite difficult”. It is not quite difficult, it is nigh on impossible – the UK is subject to EU rules on Continue reading Scrap the Tampon tax

Gender equality debate 08/06/2015

Let us regain our freedom from these meddling EU bureaucrats – Louise Bours MEP


• European Parliament, Strasbourg, 08 June 2015

• Louise BOURS MEP (North West), UK Independence Party (UKIP), Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group – #LouiseBours
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• Debate: EU Strategy for equality between women and men post 2015
– Report: Maria Noichl (A8-0163/2015)
Report on the EU Strategy for equality between women and men post 2015
[2014/2152(INI)]
Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality

Transcript:

FEMM COMMITTEE – QUOTAS AND DISCRIMINATION

The resolution urges the adoption of a directive for the balanced representation of men and women on boards. Now this is a piece of EU legislation that allows sanctions such as the dissolution of a company, just because it hasn’t succeeded in reaching the arbitrary target imposed by the European Union.  Continue reading Gender equality debate 08/06/2015

EU enabling trafficking of girls

EU enabling trafficking of girls through open borders – Louise Bours MEP

 

• European Parliament, Brussels, 27 May 2015

• Louise BOURS MEP (North West), UK Independence Party (UKIP), Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group – #LouiseBours

• Debate: Ending the practice of early, forced marriage of girls
– Oral question [2015/2654(RSP)] – Iratxe García Pérez, Anna Maria Corazza Bildt (O-000048/2015 – B8-0552/2015)
Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality
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Transcript: “Thank you. The issue of forced marriage does not just affect children living on the African and Asian continents, it is happening across Europe, and the silence surrounding it has many parallels with the exploitation and trafficking of young girls, across many towns in Northern England.

UK law imposes a maximum sentence of 7 years on the perpetrators of this crime – and it is simply not a strong enough deterrent. Girls are afraid to speak out, others dismiss it as a cultural practice, and our social services in England, the police, the politicians dare not speak up for fear of being labelled racist.

With our open borders, human traffickers have free reign to exploit children – in 2013, over 600 children were trafficked into Britain for exploitation and forced marriage. This modern day form of slavery is on the rise – and the EU have given the perpetrators a helping hand – by not allowing member states to control their own borders and check criminal backgrounds, the EU is enabling this crime to escalate – the UK can at least check an individual’s passport – mainland Europe is prevented from even doing that.

Criminal trafficking gangs operate with impunity due to EU free movement rules – so whilst members are very good at voicing their outrage at these crimes, they are fundamentally unable to implement anything practical to stop it.”

Louise on CNN debate

CNN International’s UK Election Debate
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CNN International broadcast a special interactive debate ahead of the UK election, which was broadcast on Friday 24 April.

Conservative peer Baroness Neville Jones, Labour’s Chris Bryant, Liberal Democrat peer Lord Steel, UKIP’s Louise Bours MEP, and the SNP’s Humza Yousaf were quizzed by CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour and UK Correspondent Max Foster.

Here are two links to parts of the debate:

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/04/24/europe/cnn-uk-election-debate/

http://edition.cnn.com/videos/world/2015/04/24/uk-debate-european-union-membership.cnn

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Committee on Fisheries 2/2

Vast French and Spanish fleets hoovering the seas at taxpayers expense

• European Parliament, Strasbourg, 27 April 2015

• Louise BOURS MEP (North West), UK Independence Party (UKIP), Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group – #LouiseBours

bours-27-04-2015-lo-275• Debate: Landing obligation
– Report: Alain Cadec (A8-0060/2014)
Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulations (EC) No 850/98, (EC) No 2187/2005, (EC) No 1967/2006, (EC) No 1098/2007, No 254/2002, (EC) No 2347/2002 and (EC) No 1224/2009 and repealing (EC) No 1434/98 as regards the landing obligation
[COM(2013)0889 – C7-0465/2013 – 2013/0436(COD)]
Committee on Fisheries

Committee on Fisheries 1/2

The future as the EU sees it – Louise Bours MEP

• European Parliament, Strasbourg, 27 April 2015

• Louise BOURS MEP (North West), UK Independence Party (UKIP), Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group – #LouiseBours

• Debate: Multiannual plan for the stocks of cod, herring and sprat in the Baltic Sea and the fisheries exploiting those stocks
– Report: Jarosław Wałęsa (A8-0128/2015)
Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a multiannual plan for the stocks of cod, herring and sprat in the Baltic Sea and the fisheries exploiting those stocks, amending Council Regulation (EC) No 2187/2005 and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1098/2007
[COM(2014)0614 – C8-0174/2014 – 2014/0285(COD)]
Committee on Fisheries