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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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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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John Baron MP: Prime Minister scaremongering about Brexit and War

May 9, 2016
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MP questions why Government offered referendum if risks so serious The Prime Minister, Rt Hon David Cameron MP, has stated that a vote to leave the EU risks leading to the breakdown of peace and stability on the Continent. However, as recently as February, before the renegotiation deal was struck, the Prime Minister said...
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John Baron MP criticises plans for EU Army

May 5, 2016
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MP says this underlines risks of voting to remain in EU The German Government has recently issued a White Paper calling for the creation of a European Army, a joint headquarters and shared military assets. This is not the first time the EU has pushed for such a scheme – the Treaty of Lisbon...
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John Baron MP asks Prime Minister to confirm wages will rise in event of Brexit

May 4, 2016
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MP says trade will continue with Europe regardless of result Today at Prime Minister’s Questions, John Baron MP asked Rt Hon David Cameron MP about comments Lord Rose, the Chairman of the ‘Britain Stronger, recently made to the Treasury Select Committee. John asked, “This Government can be proud of reducing both relative poverty and...
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John Baron MP: Leaving EU beneficial for City of London

May 3, 2016
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MP says City will go from strength to strength The former Chief Executive of HSBC Holdings, Michael Geoghegan, has argued that leaving the EU would ‘deliver benefits to the City, the rest of the country – and our partners abroad’. The EU will continue to need access to the world’s largest financial centre, and...
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John Baron MP: Treasury figures show EU costs households £4,600 each year

April 29, 2016
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MP says only leaving EU will free SMEs from red tape Recently released Treasury research shows that EU regulations cost the economy £125.2 billion each year. This is the equivalent of £4,600 per household, or £23,236 per company. The cost of business regulation, especially to SMEs, has long been a concern, but even pro-EU...
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John Baron MP questions Treasury figures

April 22, 2016
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MP says British economy would thrive post-Brexit Earlier this week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne MP, suggested households could be worse off in the event of Brexit. However, this is based upon very long-term forecasts of the size of the economy in 2030, and upon the difference between 29% and...
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John Baron MP: Government report shows extent Britain is obliged to comply with EU law

April 15, 2016
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MP says UK law should be set by MPs at Westminster As required by the EU Referendum Act 2015, yesterday the Government quietly published a report on the ‘Rights and Obligations of European Union membership’. The report states that Britain has ‘an obligation to comply with EU law’, and that ‘EU fundamental rights are...
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John Baron MP responds to Europe Minister on UK-EU trading relationship

April 12, 2016
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MP says Government must conduct a fair referendum During Foreign and Commonwealth Office questions in the Commons this afternoon, John Baron MP responded to the Minister for Europe, Rt Hon David Lidington MP, when he stated that those advocating ‘Brexit’ could not come up with an idea of how it would affect our trading...
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