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5th January 2019

Nothing has changed

A new year has begun, but there is nothing new on the table as far as Brexit is concerned, as once again MPs prepare to debate and vote on May’s

10th December 2018

Academic freedom

“Forced out”, that is how Michael Ignatieff, the President of the widely respected Central European University (CEU) described the situation when the University announced it was leaving Budapest and relocating

28th October 2018

Speech to Labour Party Regional Conference 2018

Good morning Conference. This is likely my last report as your Member of the European Parliament and so I wanted to personally thank all members, trade unionists and Labour Party

9th October 2018

Britain has led the way on ending animal testing, but Brexit could make it harder for us to have a say

This Thursday was World Animal Day and I was at the United Nations in New York to hand over a petition calling for a worldwide end to cosmetics tested on animals.

28th September 2018

UK Tories’ support for Orbán – Orbán’s actions not a proxy for Brexit debate

Being an MEP carries with it a responsibility to uphold core values of democracy, freedom and fairness. This responsibility stretches from one’s own constituents, all the way across to the

17th September 2018

Everyday Sexism

I spoke in the European Parliament about Everyday Sexism.  

1st September 2018

On the March in Burston

This weekend, I’ll be in the Norfolk village of Burston, at the annual rally held to commemorate the the longest strike in British history. The Labour Party and the trade

16th August 2018

No Green Light for Ambulance Volunteers

After eight years of Tory austerity and a steep rise in demand, like all of the NHS, the ambulance service is stretched. There are now around 11 million calls for

6th July 2018

Happy Birthday NHS

There are not many countries that would choose to celebrate their public health system in an Olympic opening ceremony – but we did, showing the special status of “our” National

4th July 2018

Accidental Americans

“Where were you born?” it is a common question and one many of us have asked countless times when we meet new people. Most of the time, the question elicits