e-news 13th November 2014

e-news sent on 13th November 2014. Issues include: a challenge to Commission President Juncker on the Luxleaks scandal, Molly’s visit to Cornwall to find out what European funding is doing to support the region and her appearance on a TTIP panel in Bristol.

e-news 30th October 2014

e-news sent on 30th October 2014. Issues include: flooding, banking rules, Hinkley update, concerns about ‘biodiversity offsetting, and bullfighting. Also news about Molly’s work in the SW constituency and media appearances.

e-news, 1st October 2014

Hinkley: a case of when a subsidy is not a subsidy The last two weeks have been dominated by the news that the EU is set to approve billions of pounds of public funding for the Hinkley C nuclear power plant. Joaquín Almunia, the outgoing European Commissioner in charge of competition policy, was reported to … Read more

e-news, 17 September 2014

Dodgey appointments to the European Commission Molly has returned to the European Parliament to find that the Greens will have their work cut out. President Juncker’s proposed new European Commission includes Eurosceptic Tory UK Commissioner Lord Hill as financial services commissioner and Spanish Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete for the combined Energy and Climate Action portfolio. … Read more

SW constituency

South West England is one of nine official regions of England. It is made up of the counties of Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly, Devon (including Plymouth and Torbay), Somerset, Gloucestershire, Dorset and Wiltshire as well as the area known as the West of England (Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset). Since 2004, the constituency has included … Read more

Lobbying

Molly believes that her primary responsibility is to represent her constituents and so she is likely to have less time for meeting lobbyists than some other MEPs. At present lobbyists are all considered equivalent, so that somebody paid to ensure that the financial services sector faces less pressure to operate for the common good is … Read more

Allowances and expenses

This page provides details of the pay and expenditure related to Molly’s work as an MEP and her tax return. Molly’s accounts are done by Linden Accountants and are available at the bottom of this page. Europe often stands accused of providing an opportunity for elected MEPs to ride a ‘gravy train’. Such accusations tend to … Read more