Are you pro-Brexit? Anti? In either case, you may have a Conservative candidate foisted on you with whose views you disagree – without your consent.
It’s hard to imagine Conservative MEPs behaving the same way – Charles Tannock, for example, clocking, say, Geoffrey Van Orden.
In his monthly column, the leader of Britain’s Conservative MEPs explains how Vicky Ford and Kay Swinburne will play a crucial role.
By Mark WallaceFollow Mark on Twitter Following Scotland's selections last week, the North West and London have now carried out the first stage of selecting candidates for next year's European elections. Readers may need a reminder of the slightly obscure process: first the regional electoral college choose the shortlist. If sitting MEPs are reapproved at this stage […]
Charles Tannock is Conservative MEP for London. The sovereign debt problems of Greece, Ireland and Portugal – all of which have sought a bailout from their eurozone partners, with Germany being primus inter pares in the club - are collectively portrayed in the United Kingdom as a crisis for the euro, with Germany at its centre, […]
Charles Tannock is Conservative MEP for London. Over the years I have always had a creepy feeling about watching the Libyan tyrant in action as he frequently strutted around the global political scene consorting with other brutal dictators and pariahs from Hugo Chavez in Venezuela and Fidel Castro in Cuba to Alexander Lukashenko in Belarus.More […]
Charles Tannock is Conservative MEP for London. As the bin Laden death has once again turned the spotlight onto Pakistan's efforts to root out terrorists on its own soil, as European Conservatives and Reformists group spokesman on foreign affairs, I today called on Pakistan to prove that there are no elements of collusion or 'turning […]
Charles Tannock is MEP for London. London is one of the world’s major art markets and has enjoyed this position for hundreds of years. It dominates the British art market, which itself accounts for just under a quarter of the global market. Buyers and sellers come to London from around the world to trade works […]
By Charles Tannock MEP and Greg Hands MP The United Kingdom prides itself on respecting its diverse cultures and ethnicities. Such a sentiment does not much resonate in the People's Republic of China, whose authoritarian communist rulers are obsessed with unity and mistrustful of diversity. To Beijing, manifestations of cultural identity by China's many ethnic […]
Mohamed Bouazizi, a humble Tunisian street vendor who self-immolated on 4 January in protest at his treatment by the authorities, could hardly have imagined that his death would have sparked a chain reaction of rage that so far has toppled the presidents of Tunisia and Egypt and has now engulfed Libya, where Gaddafi and his […]
Charles Tannock is Conservative MEP for London. The recent ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) requiring the UK to allow prisoners to vote has caused many people to cast serious doubts over whether the UK should remain a full member state of the Council of Europe, and at the very least whether […]
Charles Tannock is an MEP for London and vice-chairman of European Friends of Israel; Greg Hands is MP for Chelsea and Fulham. The political turbulence in Egypt worries us all, but no-one is more concerned than Israel. The Middle East's lone democracy is afraid that its 32-year peace treaty with Egypt is at risk of […]
By Charles Tannock MEP Sadly in some African countries, human rights that we in Britain consider to be fundamental are often not respected and frequently denied. This is particularly the case for gay rights. In most African countries homosexuality is still outlawed. Gays and lesbians face everything from social ostracism and institutionalised discrimination to extreme […]
Tim Montgomerie Charles Tannock, a Tory MEP for London, has been named by The Sunday Telegraph as the MEP who gives taxpayers the best value for money. He gets the rating because of his "near-perfect attendance of 97.44%" and his "moderate to low expenses". The newspaper also credits him with "bombarding" EU officials with questions […]