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John Baron presses Prime Minister over EU political union

December 17, 2012
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Prime Minister believes status quo is viable   Today in the House of Commons, the Prime Minister, Rt Hon David Cameron MP, gave a statement following last week’s European Council meeting. During the meeting, the leaders of the 27 EU member states discussed proposals for a Eurozone banking union and the situation in Syria....
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John Baron MP cautions against threat to the Single Market

December 4, 2012
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MP questions Europe Minister   Today in the House of Commons, during Foreign and Commonwealth Questions, John Baron MP asked the Europe Minister, Rt Hon David Liddington MP, about the Single Market. The Single Market provides for the free movement of goods, capital, services and people across the European Union, and is the guarantor...
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John Baron MP presses Prime Minister over EU Referendum

November 26, 2012
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Prime Minister says yes to a meeting Today in the House of Commons, the Prime Minister made a statement on his negotiations in Brussels regarding the EU budget over the next seven years. John Baron MP used the opportunity to highlight the need for an EU referendum concerning membership. This follows a letter sent...
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John Baron MP votes against EU proposals for Banking Union

November 8, 2012
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MP highlights concerns ahead of EU summit  This week in the House of Commons, John Baron MP spoke in a debate about the proposed EU banking union, which will be established following a forthcoming EU summit. The banking union is intended as a measure to resolve the Euro crisis by centralising supervision of Eurozone...
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John Baron MP votes for cut in EU Budget

November 1, 2012
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MP says last night’s victory should be a wake-up call to all Governments   Last night John Baron MP, a lifelong Eurosceptic, voted with fellow rebels and defeated the Coalition Government in its wish for a real term freeze in the UK’s budget contribution to the EU. Instead, the Eurosceptic amendment, supported by the...
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John Baron MP calls for ending of European Parliament ‘shuttle’

October 30, 2012
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MP signs petition to stop the ‘Strasbourg Circus’   John Baron MP recently signed a petition to end the ‘travelling circus’ which four days every month sees 754 MEPs, over 3,000 staff and 25 truckloads of official papers shuttle between the twin seats of the European Parliament in Brussels and Strasbourg. This vast and...
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John Baron MP: PM’s response to EU referendum letter talks of seeking ‘fresh consent of the British people’ following efforts to change status quo

September 28, 2012
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But PM disagrees with proposal to make a legal commitment now to hold referendum in next Parliament   On 27th June John Baron MP delivered a letter to 10 Downing Street, co-signed by 100 Conservative MPs, calling for an EU referendum. The letter urged the Prime Minister to place on the Statue Book a...
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John Baron MP slams folly of European Stability Mechanism

September 12, 2012
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MP accuses EU bureaucrats of prolonging the crisis A debate was held this week in the House of Commons on a new law agreeing to the creation of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM). The ESM will be a permanent bailout mechanism for the Eurozone, and is meant to play a part in ending the...
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John Baron MP presses Prime Minister over content of 100 signature EU referendum letter

July 2, 2012
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Prime Minister apologises for any misrepresentation  Today in the House of Commons during a Statement on the EU Council, John Baron MP pressed the Prime Minister regarding the letter written by John and signed by 100 colleagues. The letter called for legislation in this Parliament for a referendum in the next. The letter was...
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John Baron MP sends nearly 100-signature letter to the Prime Minister urging EU Referendum

June 28, 2012
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MP organises mass letter of Conservative MPs   Last night John Baron MP delivered a letter, signed by over 90 Conservative MPs, to Number 10 Downing Street. The letter calls upon the Prime Minister to place on the Statute Book by the next General Election a commitment to hold a referendum on the nature...
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