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After the Prime Minister’s veto, John Baron MP calls for a fundamentally new relationship with the EU

December 9, 2011
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MP wants a relationship based on trade and not politics Early this morning in Brussels the Prime Minister vetoed the proposed EU-wide treaty change. The treaty would have required European governments to submit their budgets to the European Commission for scrutiny, which would gain the power to revise them if it deemed it necessary....
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John Baron MP presses Prime Minister to ‘seize the moment’ at EU

December 7, 2011
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MP calls for fundamental renegotiation of our relationship based on free trade  Today at PMQs, John Baron MP pressed the Prime Minister as to what the UK expects from the forthcoming EU summit. France and Germany have made clear their position in contrast to the UK. John has called for a fundamentally new relationship...
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John Baron MP questions Chancellor over Autumn Statement

November 29, 2011
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MP suggests reduction in UK’s EU contributions to fund small business tax cuts  Today in the House of Commons the Chancellor outlined in his Autumn Statement the prospects for the UK economy and additional measures the Government is introducing to encourage growth. John Baron MP pressed the Chancellor to reduce the UK’s enormous net...
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John Baron MP votes against expansion of the Schengen Area

November 24, 2011
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MP has concerns over opening up the EU’s external border Yesterday in the House of Commons John Baron MP voted against a motion (and against his Party) supporting the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the Schengen Area. The Schengen Agreement allows citizens of EU member states – except the UK and Ireland, who...
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John Baron MP supports Government efforts to reduce EU’s proposed budget

November 8, 2011
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MP highlights UK’s £22bn increase over this Parliament Today in the House of Commons, during a short debate on European budgets for 2014-2020, John Baron MP made clear his support for Government efforts to reduce EU-proposed budgets and what the UK was sacrificing in order to fund European largesse. The EU budget over the...
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John Baron MP quizzes Government in Eurozone crisis Statement

November 3, 2011
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MP says present measures are ‘sticking plasters’ because of lack of competitiveness  Today in the House of Commons the Financial Secretary to the Treasury made a Statement about the Eurozone crisis following the tabling of an Urgent Question. The Minister made clear that Britain would not be contributing to any special bail-out fund but...
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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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