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We have moved! NEW
Glenis Willmott (MEP) 3 Years, 7 Months, 2 Days, 44 Minutes ago
My blog has now been moved to my new website at gleniswillmott.eu/blog. All of my posts have been moved over to the new site.You should be automatically redirected there in a few seconds. If not, please click here to visit the new blog.
Another step towards ending blacklisting of workers - but there is still much further to go NEW
Glenis Willmott (MEP) 3 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
To guarantee standards of health and safety, workers need representation. When I drafted the European Parliament's report on Health and Safety in 2007, I found that the presence of health and safety representatives in the workplace lowered the number...
Recession depression NEW
Glenis Willmott (MEP) 3 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 2 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
This week an article in the Guardian highlighted the shocking fact that a quarter of all US women are taking anti-depressants or other medications for mental disorders. Unfortunately the picture in Europe is very similar, with the UK and Ireland als...
An emotional meeting with sufferers of SCID NEW
Glenis Willmott (MEP) 3 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Last Saturday, I met Jack and Guy along with their parents to talk about Severe Combined Immunodeficiency(SCID. Both Jack, aged 7 and Guy, aged 6, suffered from SCID when they were both around four months old. When Jack and Guy were born, they were,...
Crisis for social democracy NEW
Glenis Willmott (MEP) 3 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 28 Minutes ago
There are 27 member states in the European Union. Just one – Slovenia – has a majority social democrat government, following the crushing defeat at the weekend of the Spanish Socialists. With Greece’s PASOK government also being replaced in rec...
The next President must call for an end to the European Parliament's costly "travelling circus" - and so must David Cameron NEW
Glenis Willmott (MEP) 3 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 3 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
This week was another busy week in Strasbourg, Parliament's second seat. Due to a stipulation in the Treaties which govern the European Union, all 736 MEPs and many hundreds of staff members must decamp from Brussels to the Alsatian capital for the P...
Unemployment - Ministers must stop the blame game. NEW
Glenis Willmott (MEP) 3 Years, 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Earlier today, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) released the latest unemployment figures. The statistics show that unemployment has risen to 2.62 million, but more worryingly, the youth unemployment rate has hit the 1 million mark. Overall, t...
The healthy chocolate doughnut? NEW
Glenis Willmott (MEP) 3 Years, 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Minutes ago
More and more people want to make healthy choices in terms of the food they eat, but when deciding which food should go in the shopping trolley it can get a bit confusing. A certain brand of breakfast cereal might be 'fortified with vitamins and iro...
Berlusconi loses his job, but the real tragedy is the thousands of normal Italians losing theirs NEW
Glenis Willmott (MEP) 3 Years, 7 Months, 2 Weeks, 5 Days, 4 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Drama is unfolding across Europe today as Greece swears in a new Prime Minister and Italy awaits Berlusconi's official resignation. The rising Italian interest rate has meant debts have become uncontrollable for the EU's third largest economy, and t...
Parliament calls for new public contracts rules - but that doesn't let the Government off the hook NEW
Glenis Willmott (MEP) 3 Years, 8 Months, 4 Days, 20 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
As my constituents are only too aware, the Tory-led Government's decision on Thameslink this summer will cost up to 1,400 jobs directly, and many thousands more indirectly in the region.This major public contract was awarded to the lowest-cost bidder...
Our priority should be jobs - not a referendum that would put jobs at risk NEW
Glenis Willmott (MEP) 3 Years, 8 Months, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Once again we have been forced to witness an out-of-touch Conservative Party tearing itself apart over Europe. The government was always going to win the EU referendum vote, and Parliament has made the right decision. But David Cameron has been we...
Dog blog for found hounds & merrier terriers NEW
Glenis Willmott (MEP) 3 Years, 8 Months, 6 Days, 23 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
As UK MEPs we receive a pretty regular postbag on various animal welfare issues.  But it’s obviously not just Britain which is a nation of animal lovers.  With the majority of MEPs across the 27 Members States recently signing a Written D...
Why can’t we be like Norway? NEW
Glenis Willmott (MEP) 3 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Amidst dire threats of three line whips, potential resignations, and cries of “Britain out,” the Tories will get to debate their favourite topic in Westminster next week.  Like moths to a flame, Conservative MPs seem unable to keep away from...
Fox on the run highlights lobby activity NEW
Glenis Willmott (MEP) 3 Years, 8 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
The Liam Fox affair in the UK has once again highlighted lobbying activity and its role in the democratic process.  You’ll generally find lobbyists towards the bottom of the popularity league table, along with the usual suspects such as estate...
Plain packets for cigarettes? NEW
Glenis Willmott (MEP) 3 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 8 Minutes ago
This week the Australian Senate delayed a vote on standardised packaging for cigarettes after intense pressure from tobacco lobbyists.   The EU, too, should be considering proposals on plain packaging but it's the same story; extreme p...
Real life 'Lassie dogs' detect epileptic fits NEW
Glenis Willmott (MEP) 3 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 15 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Today I hosted an event in the European Parliament on epilepsy.  As a chair of the Parliament's Health Sub-Committee I chose to focus on this neurological disorder which affects around 1 in 100 people in the UK and across the EU. Anyone can...
Doctors must be able to communicate with their patients NEW
Glenis Willmott (MEP) 3 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 22 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Yesterday I spoke to BBC Record Europe about possible EU rule changes to ensure doctors are proficient in English before being allowed to practice in the UK.  This comes after a small number of very serious incidents, including the case of David...
Tory Euro MPs declare war on Cameron NEW
Glenis Willmott (MEP) 3 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 18 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
The Tories being split over Europe is not exactly breaking news, but the most recent spat is breaking some new ground.  An unholy alliance of Tory and Liberal Democrat Euro MPs is hammering David Cameron over his latest bit of (in) action.Some m...
Labour Party provides an alternative in Britain and Europe NEW
Glenis Willmott (MEP) 3 Years, 9 Months, 12 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
It’s been an interesting week at party conference.  As it becomes ever clearer that the British economy is being choked rather than resuscitated by austerity, we in the Labour Party need to provide an alternative.  Ed Miliband’s excelle...
Let's not turn our back on Europe NEW
Glenis Willmott (MEP) 3 Years, 9 Months, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
On Monday morning I delivered my speech as Labour’s Leader in Europe to Party Conference.  With Europe in economic crisis I felt it was important to get a strong message across about how we in Britain work with our European neighbours.&nbs...