If the EU wants the moral authority to criticise Russia, it should clean its own house first

At the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Thursday 19 December, Claire addressed the parliament on the issue of Russia’s foreign agent law. She argues that it is right Russia be criticised for curtailing journalists’ freedom, but points out that the tactic of labelling opponents as ‘foreign agents’ is one often utilised by the EU themselves. … Read more If the EU wants the moral authority to criticise Russia, it should clean its own house first

The hypocrisy of the 10th anniversary of the Lisbon Treaty

At the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday 18 December, Claire Fox discusses the EU’s commemorations of the 10th Anniversary of the Lisbon Treaty. She reflects on the events in the chamber and the self-congratulatory tone that many of the speeches took in relation to the anniversary, as well as the fact that many nations … Read more The hypocrisy of the 10th anniversary of the Lisbon Treaty

Explanation of vote: rejecting the new trans orthodoxy and why we need open debate

At the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday 18 December, Claire explains her decision to abstain on the motion surrounding LGBTI public discrimination because of the civil liberties and freedom of speech limitations. She is concerned the motion will criminalise debate surrounding the trans community, particularly when some of the biggest opponents of this new … Read more Explanation of vote: rejecting the new trans orthodoxy and why we need open debate

Boris Johnson couldn’t have done it without the Brexit Party

Claire wrote for the Spectator on why she was pleased that the Conservatives won a majority in the election. But she also explains why Boris Johnson should be grateful to the Brexit Party – not just for his election landslide but for the fact that Brexit was back on the agenda at all. The party’s … Read more Boris Johnson couldn’t have done it without the Brexit Party

Election night: Claire on France 24

Claire gave her initial reaction to the general election exit poll. She praised the electorate for reaffirming their desire to leave the European Union and defying the remain establishment. Claire also drew attention to the collapse of the Labour vote in the north, and the fact ordinary people deserted the party largely because of their … Read more Election night: Claire on France 24

The Tories don’t have a divine right to Leavers’ votes

Claire was interviewed for Channel 4 News about whether the Brexit Party was potentially going to stop the Conservatives from getting a majority and prevent Brexit. As she pointed out, there are many areas in which Leave voters are unlikely to switch to the Tories. She also rejected claims that the Brexit Party is racist. … Read more The Tories don’t have a divine right to Leavers’ votes

‘If the Tories win, it will be a sign of Brexit exhaustion’

Claire took part in a panel discussion for Al-Jazeera on who will win the general election. She noted that many people are prepared to hold their noses and vote for the Conservatives because they are tired of parliament blocking Brexit. But, she adds, this is a thoroughly unsatisfactory situation given that Boris Johnson’s negotiated Withdrawal … Read more ‘If the Tories win, it will be a sign of Brexit exhaustion’

Boris’s ‘oven-ready’ Brexit deal isn’t what all Leave voters want

Claire has an article in the Spectator on why voting Conservative isn’t necessarily the answer for many Brexit voters. Whatever the results on Thursday, there have been aspects of this election campaign not revealed by polling. My experience of speaking and campaigning in my MEP patch in the North West has been revelatory. I am in … Read more Boris’s ‘oven-ready’ Brexit deal isn’t what all Leave voters want

Welsh (UK) election debate: respecting Welsh sovereignty

Claire joined Adam Bolton for the All Out Politics Welsh general election debate on Sky News, alongside representatives from the main parties in Wales. She profoundly criticised the remain parties, Labour in particular, for advocating a second referendum and demonising those who voted leave. Claire also highlighted the problem of trust in modern politics and … Read more Welsh (UK) election debate: respecting Welsh sovereignty