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
Claire talks to Brendan O’Neill about what she learned from her time in the EU.
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
In her column for MJ, Claire explains the reasons behind her forthcoming conference and why changing politics for good would be a Brexit dividend for everyone. Phew. I’m glad that is over. I am no longer an MEP. Returning from Brussels post-Brexit is a joy. After all, the only reason I stood as an elected … Read more Doing politics differently post-Brexit
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
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
Claire wrote about her memories of Roger Scruton for Reaction. She begins: Roger Scruton was renowned as hating communism. So how on earth did he form an unlikely liason with me, the publisher of Living Marxism? In turn, why would I become such an admirer of Europe’s leading conservative philosopher? He famously declared that he … Read more Remembering my friend Roger Scruton – philosopher, teacher, hero
Claire spoke to the Irish Times Inside Politics podcast on 9 January, to discuss her experience of being an MEP and the Brexit movement. She explains that her time as an MEP has been educational in exposing the corrupting and vacuous nation of the European Parliament, and the false sense of importance bestowed on MEPs … Read more Irish Times Inside Politics podcast
Claire wrote an article for the Spectator following her appearance on BBC Politics Live. She argues that whatever the aggravations of the Brexit debates, it’s time to try to be constructive in the way we discuss politics. She writes: I confess I had butterflies doing the first BBC Politics Live of 2020. It felt like … Read more My clash with Alastair Campbell convinced me it’s time to hug a remainer
Claire was one of the guests on the BBC’s lunchtime politics discussion show today with Tory MP Stephen Crabb, shadow housing minister Sarah Jones and Tony Blair’s former spin doctor Alastair Campbell. They discussed Iran, the Labour Party’s leadership contest and Brexit. Watch the full programme on BBC iPlayer here.