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John Baron MP sponsors EU referendum debate

October 20, 2011
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MP criticises the democratic deficit John Baron MP, together with other colleagues, has sponsored a Parliamentary debate and vote for a ‘National Referendum on the European Union’. The vote will take place next week. Reports suggest that all three main Parties will be whipping their Members to vote against a referendum. As before with...
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John Baron MP advocates fundamental review of foreign policy in new book

October 3, 2011
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‘The Future of Conservatism’ launched today at Party Conference In a new book (‘The Future of Conservatism: Values Revisited’) launched today at party conference, John Baron MP advocates a fundamental review of British foreign policy. John was the only Conservative MP to vote against the Libyan intervention and our policy in Afghanistan, and resigned...
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John Baron MP will vote to get Government to reform EU Common Fisheries Policy

May 12, 2011
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MP says EU regulations on fish discards are shameful Today in the House of Commons John Baron MP will vote in favour of a motion which calls on the Government to vote against the EU Common Fisheries Policy unless certain conditions are met. Fishermen are currently required to throw back perfectly edible fish...
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John Baron MP signs Parliamentary amendment to Government Motion over EU Stability Mechanism

March 18, 2011
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MP says the UK should extract concessions    This week John Baron MP signed an Amendment to a Government Motion regarding the EU Stability Mechanism, and was joined by fellow Eurosceptics. The issue was then debated in the House of Commons. The Government Motion was intended to enable the Euro-zone states to set up...
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John Baron MP will vote to deny prisoners the right to vote

February 10, 2011
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MP helps initiate debate in the House of Commons   Today the House of Commons is debating whether the current situation should continue in which no prisoner is able to vote except those in prison for contempt, default or on remand. The debate is taking place in response to the Strasbourg-based European Court of...
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John Baron MP votes for EU referendum on continued membership

February 2, 2011
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MP says present generation should be heard   Last night the Government was debating the EU Bill which ensures that if there is any further proposed handover of power from this country to Brussels, the Government will have to seek the British people’s consent in a national referendum.  A Conservative backbench amendment was tabled...
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John Baron MP votes to give Parliament final say on EU referendum

January 25, 2011
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MP says referendum decision should not just be left to Ministers   Last night the Government was debating the EU Bill which ensures that if there is any further proposed handover of power from this country to Brussels, the Government will have to seek the British people’s consent in a national referendum. However, the...
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John Baron MP calls for EU bureaucrats to be brought back to Earth

November 1, 2010
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Today in the House of Commons, the Prime Minister made a statement about the European Council meeting at which budgets were proposed for next year. In a vote last month in the House of Commons, John voted to reduce our EU contributions but was defeated 252 to 42 in favour of the Government. John...
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John Baron MP votes to reduce Britain’s EU budget contribution

October 14, 2010
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In a debate last night on the draft EU Budget for 2011, John Baron MP voted for an amendment which expressed concern at the above-inflation increase being made to Britain’s EU budget contribution, and called on the Government to reduce our EU contribution. The amendment was defeated by 252-42....
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