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

‘Gravy train?’ A first taste of life as an MEP

In an article for UK in a Changing Europe, Claire describes her first experiences of being an MEP as she travels to Brussels to sign up with the administration and being briefed on and by the bureaucracy. She writes: ‘If critics think business class travel is the extent of the gravy train, they haven’t been … Read more ‘Gravy train?’ A first taste of life as an MEP