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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

1st July 2018

“No taxation without representation”

A digital display that updates every minute to show the amount of tax paid by Washington D.C citizens this year, is installed outside the John A. Wilson District Building, Washington

26th June 2018

At The World Cup Let’s Call Full-Time On Domestic Violence

Ahead of the World Cup, MEPs are definitely supporting different teams, but there is one goal that unites us – whether our sides win, lose or draw, we all want

9th March 2018

Lets Make The World Cruelty-Free

This week marks the fifth anniversary of the comprehensive European-wide ban on testing cosmetics products on animals. For those of us who care about animal welfare this milestone is important,

6th February 2018

Could Safer Internet Day 2018 Be Britain’s Last?

There are fears that 2018 could mark the final “Safer Internet Day” in Britain. The annual landmark event in the online safety calendar, is celebrated in over a hundred countries,

29th January 2018

A Honour To Represent People And You Get To Change The World

“And now on the line we have MEP Alex Mayer and John Rogers…, good morning gentlemen,” this happens quite frequently when I do radio interviews. I know “Alex” works for

29th January 2018

Two Years On Giulio Regeni’s Death Still Matters

Dumped half-naked in a ditch by a motorway on the outskirts of Cairo. That is how Cambridge PhD student Giulio Regeni was discovered two years ago. He was murdered. His

20th November 2017

Alex Mayer MEP’s speech to Labour Party Regional Conference – November 2017

Good morning conference. Firstly I’d like to thank my staff: Peter, Luke, Alex, Joe and Chris. A year is a long time in politics isn’t it? So first let’s rewind

20th November 2017

Ryanair are still flying in the face of workers rights

When Ryanair first announced it was cancelling flights back in September, the headlines and my inbox were filled with complaints from angry passengers. The European Parliament even held an emergency