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John Baron MP: ONS figures show problems with EU ‘Open Borders’

May 27, 2016
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MP slams discriminatory immigration system Recently released ONS statistics show that most new jobs in the last year went to EU nationals. Britain’s labour market continues to thrive, but more than 75% of the rise in employment over the last year has come from people born abroad. This underlines how the EU’s ‘Open Borders’...
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John Baron MP speaks in Queen’s Speech EU Debate

May 25, 2016
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MP says we put a mirror up to ourselves when we vote on 23rd June Following the State Opening of Parliament last week, yesterday MPs had the opportunity to discuss the EU referendum during the foreign affairs section of the debate on the Queen’s Speech. In the Chamber, John said, “The EU referendum represents...
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John Baron MP questions Defence Secretary on Daesh finances

May 25, 2016
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MP says more work needed to curb Daesh funding Yesterday the Secretary of State for Defence, Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, gave a statement in the House of Commons on the Government’s strategy against Daesh, as part of its commitment to give quarterly updates to Parliament as to its campaign against the organisation. John...
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John Baron MP questions Treasury Minister over EU report

May 24, 2016
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MP says ‘Project Fear’ has reached new lows Today the Chancellor of the Exchequer launched a report forecasting a vote to leave the EU would not be in the economy’s best interests. The Financial Secretary to the Treasury, David Gauke MP, responded to an Urgent Question on the report on behalf of the Government....
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John Baron MP to hold public meetings on EU Referendum

May 19, 2016
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MP looks forward to debating issues with constituents John Baron MP is holding a set of public meetings in the constituency ahead of the EU referendum. The purpose of the meetings is for John to discuss with constituents why he will be voting to leave the EU on 23rd June, and to take questions....
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John Baron MP: IMF should set remarks in context

May 18, 2016
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MP says IMF not always right Last week, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) did its best to persuade voters not to leave the EU. However, it needs to put its figures into context. It is right when it points out that the price of credit default swaps on five-year UK debt – a widely-used...
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John Baron MP: 300 business leaders support Brexit

May 17, 2016
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MP says vote ‘leave’ to support British businesses Yesterday 300 business leaders wrote to the Daily Telegraph in support of a ‘leave’ vote in the forthcoming EU referendum. Signatories include Peter Goldstein , Steve Dowdle and Sir Patrick Sheehy [the former chairman of British American...
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John Baron MP highlights Jean-Claude Juncker’s contempt for democracy

May 13, 2016
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MP says EU’s democratic deficit unacceptable The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, has criticised European leaders for reflecting their electorates’ views, saying they should act as ‘full-time Europeans’ and that ‘too many politicians are listening exclusively to their national opinion’. Last February, Mr Juncker also stated that ‘there can be no democratic...
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John Baron MP queries SNP support for EU ‘remain’ vote

May 11, 2016
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MP says EU unemployment rates far higher Today in the House of Commons, John Baron MP queried the SNP’s support for a ‘remain’ vote in the forthcoming EU referendum, despite the damage the Common Fisheries policy has had on the Scottish fishing industry and the EU’s record of high unemployment in other member states....
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John Baron MP: EU prevents animal welfare improvements

May 10, 2016
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MP says British legislation more stringent than other EU members Leaving the EU would allow Britain to ban the export of live lambs for slaughter to other EU member states. Each year, around 50,000 live lambs and sheep are exported from the UK, spending up to 28 hours in overcrowded lorries and often in...
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