GOOD BREXIT NEWS: UK working hours are amongst the lowest in the EU

Claire is quoted in this article by Facts4EU, which uses EU Commission figures to show that workers across Europe often work much longer hours than those in the UK. Claire told Facts4EU: “One of the most galling aspects of the argument that we should leave the EU, were so many faux friends of workers’ rights … Read more GOOD BREXIT NEWS: UK working hours are amongst the lowest in the EU

Don’t expect the EU to learn any lessons from Brexit

Claire wrote for the Spectator on her experiences of being a member of the European Parliament. She explains how the parliament doesn’t even provide a vehicle to discuss the EU’s problems and potential solutions because it is such a bureaucratic stitch-up. She argues that the EU doesn’t look like it will act to deal with … Read more Don’t expect the EU to learn any lessons from Brexit

Claire’s final speech – explanation of vote on the Gender Pay Gap

In her final speech at the European Parliament in Brussels, 30th January, Claire explained her decision to abstain on the motion relating to the gender pay gap. She said that it was in protest of the pay gaps that are rarely discussed such as the pay gap between the wealthy eurocrats and the underpaid and … Read more Claire’s final speech – explanation of vote on the Gender Pay Gap

Claire’s final ‘Au Revoir’

In her penultimate speech at the European Parliament in Brussels, 30th January, Claire expressed warm sentiments to her fellow European colleagues light-heartedly saying that this was not goodbye not in fact ‘au revoir’. She said that this was not because we would be re-joining but actually because we would continue to remain friends and enjoy … Read more Claire’s final ‘Au Revoir’

The ‘Union Jack issue’ and my time as an MEP

In a final blog post as an MEP for UK in a Changing Europe, Claire discussed her changing attitude to the Union Jack – and the hatred of nationalism and nationalist symbols within the EU. “I am not your average Union Jack waver: raised in Wales, second generation Irish, politically anti-imperialist. It has taken some … Read more The ‘Union Jack issue’ and my time as an MEP

RTÉ – Brexit Republic extra episode with Claire Fox

During Claire’s recent trip to Dublin, Claire joined Colm Ó Mongáin for an extra episode of the Brexit Republic podcast. She spoke about how legislation from the EU represents less a foreign imposition, but more the political elites implementing policy whilst bypassing the scrutiny of their own parliament and nation. Claire praised the energy of … Read more RTÉ – Brexit Republic extra episode with Claire Fox

The Article 7 witch-hunt against Hungary

At the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 15 January, Claire spoke on the parliament’s debate on whether to penalise Hungary under the rules of Article 7. She began by paying tribute to Roger Scruton, who recently passed, praising his courage in assisting Eastern Europe in their struggle against authoritarian communism. Claire said that these nations … Read more The Article 7 witch-hunt against Hungary

Explanation of vote – Article 7(1) proceedings against Hungary and Poland

During the explanation of her vote at Strasbourg, 16th January, Claire explained her decision to vote against the Parliament’s Article 7 proceedings against Hungary and Poland. She rejected the motion as a bullying weapon in defiance of the Polish and Hungarian voters, condemning the parliament for themselves failing to live up to European values, particularly … Read more Explanation of vote – Article 7(1) proceedings against Hungary and Poland