Archive for January, 2014

The Opacity of Lobbying

Posted: January 30, 2014 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

tantalusredux

I have corresponded with my MP, Simon Hughes, on the Transparency of Lobbying Bill and have used my own amended version of the 38 degrees letter, adding that I have additional concerns about Part 1 which he has not addressed. Below is my response to his latest missive, a long and worthy attempt to ‘calm my fears’ without ever actually addressing the real issues.
to Simon Hughes, MP

“You have issued a generic reply, suggesting that perhaps you have had too many people raising this issue to be able to reply individually. Or perhaps Tory Central has issued you with a hymn sheet to ensure you all sing with one voice over this.

However, I specifically raised issues over Part 1 of this Bill. This is the part I believe should theoretically deal with the issue you believe is of such concern. I quote from your reply:

‘Liberal Democrats want…

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London MEPs ALL DONE!

Posted: January 30, 2014 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

tantalusredux

Very big thanks to Christine Clifford who gets the credit really for leaping in and sending it to ALL the London MEPs and getting those first two responses.

London

Charles Tannock
Claude Moraes
Baroness Sarah Ludford
Dr Syed Kamall
Jean Lambert
Gerard Batten
Mary Honeyball
Marina Yannakoudakis

Charles Tannock

1A Chelsea Manor Street
London SW3 5RP

Telephone: 020 7349 6946
Fax:020 7351 5885
EU Office: +32 22 845 870

Email: charles@charlestannock.com
Website: http://www.charlestannock.com

Electoral Area: London
National Political Party: Conservative Party
European Group: European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR)

Biographical details
Committee(s):

Foreign Affairs (Member)
Human Rights (Member)
Security and Defence (Substitute)

Claude Moraes

65 Barnsbury Street
London N1 1EJ

Telephone: 020 7609 5005
Fax: 020 7609 3005
EU Office: +32 22 845 553

Email: office@claudemoraes.com
Website: http://www.claudemoraes.com

Electoral Area: London
National Political Party: Labour Party
European Group: Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European…

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North West MEPs

Posted: January 30, 2014 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

tantalusredux

I know we have friends in the North West! Don’t know if any letters have been sent yet.

Update: Yes! All done, thank you Andy.

Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Atkins
Arlene McCarthy
Paul Nuttall
Chris Davies
Sajjad Karim
Brian Simpson
Jacqueline Foster
Nick Griffin
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Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Atkins

Manor House
Lancaster Road
Garstang
Lancashire PR3 1JA

Telephone: 01995 602225
Fax: 01995 605690
EU Office: +32 22 845 373

Email: ratsmep@sir-robertatkins.org
Website: http://www.sir-robertatkins.org

Electoral Area: North West
National Political Party: Conservative Party
European Group: European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR)

Biographical details
Committee(s):

Foreign Affairs (Member)
Petitions (Substitute)

Arlene McCarthy

Express Networks
1 George Leigh Street
Manchester M4 5DL

Telephone: 0161 906 0801
Fax: 0161 906 0802
EU Office: +32 22 845 501

Email: arlene.mccarthy@easynet.co.uk
Website: http://www.arlenemccarthy.labour.co.uk

Electoral Area: North West
National Political Party: Labour Party
European Group: Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the…

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Scotland MEPs

Posted: January 30, 2014 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

tantalusredux

Thank you to Michael.

Ian Hudghton
David Martin
Struan Stevenson
Alyn Smith
George Lyon
Catherine Stihler

Ian Hudghton
8 Old Glamis Road Dundee DD3 8HP Telephone: 01382 903206 Fax:01382 903205 EU Office: +32 22 845 499 Email: ian.hudghton@europarl.europa.eu Website: http://www.hudghtonmep.com Electoral Area: Scotland National Political Party: Scottish National Party European Group: Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance (Greens/EFA) Biographical details Committee(s) Fisheries (Member) Internal Market and Consumer Protection (Substitute)

David Martin
Midlothian Innovation Centre Pentlandfield Roslin Midlothian EH25 9RE Telephone: 0131 440 9040 EU Office: +32 22 845 539 Email: david@martinmep.com Website: http://www.martinmep.com Electoral Area: Scotland National Political Party: Labour Party European Group: Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament (S&D) Biographical details Committee(s): International Trade (Member) Consititutional Affairs (Member) Human Rights (Member)

Struan Stevenson
Scottish Conservative Central Office 67 Northumberland Street Edinburgh EH3 6JG Telephone: 0131 524 0030 EU Office: +32 22 847…

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South East MEPs +++++

Posted: January 30, 2014 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

tantalusredux

South East – surely someone has written to Nigel Farage???

Well, yes they have!!

Thanks millions to Rainbow Warrior Lizzie, not only all the MEPs but also:

District Councillors:Jamie Scott, Dereck Greene, Rose Prowse

County Councillor: Martin Todd

MP Steve Brine

House of Lords: John Prescott

I am overwhelmed!!

Let’s hope it gets some replies.

Daniel Hannan
Nigel Farage
Richard Ashworth
Sharon Bowles
Keith Taylor
Njri Deva
Marta Andreasen
James Elles
Peter Skinner
Catherine Bearder

Daniel Hannan

P O Box 99
Hassocks
BN6 0DY

Telephone: 00 322 284 5137
Fax: 00 322 284 9137
EU Office: +32 22 845 137

Email: daniel.hannan@europarl.europa.eu
Website: http://www.hannan.co.uk

Electoral Area: South East
National Political Party: Conservative Party
European Group: European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR)

Biographical details
Committee(s):

Constitutional Affairs (Member)

Nigel Farage

Co-Chair of the Europe of Freedom and Democracy Group

The Old Grain Store
Church Lane
Lyminster
Nr. Littlehampton
West Sussex BN17…

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South West

Posted: January 30, 2014 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

tantalusredux

I hope we’ve got one Devon and one Cornwall person to cover these. Fingers crossed!

Giles Chichester
Trevor Colman
Sir Graham Watson
Julie Girling
William (The Earl of) Dartmouth
Ashley Fox

Giles Chichester

Longridge
West Hill
Ottery St Mary
Devon
EX11 1UX

Telephone: 01404 851 106
Fax: 01404 850 752
EU Office: +32 22 845 296

Email: giles@gileschichestermep.org.uk
Website: http://www.gileschichestermep.org.uk

Electoral Area: South West
National Political Party: Conservative Party
European Group: European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR)

Biographical details
Committee(s):

Industry, Research and Energy (Member)
Petitions (Member)

Trevor Colman

Lexdrum House
King Charles Business Park
Heathfield
Newton Abbot
Devon
TQ12 6UT

Telephone: 01626 831343
EU Office: +32 22 845 763

Email: trevor.colman@th-eu-nit.com
Website: http://www.th-eu-nit.com
Website: http://www.ukip.org

Electoral Area: South West
National Political Party: UK Independence Party
European Group: Non-attached Members

Biographical details
Committee(s):

Internal Market and Consumer Protection (Member)
Special Committee: Organised Crime, Corruption and Money Laundering (Member)

Sir Graham…

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Wales MEPs

Posted: January 30, 2014 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

West Midlands MEPs

Posted: January 30, 2014 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

tantalusredux

Philip Bradbourn OBE
Mike Nattrass
Michael Cashman
Malcolm Harbour
Phil Bennion
Nicole Sinclaire
Anthea McIntyre

Philip Bradbourn OBE

285 Kenilworth Road
Balsall Common
Coventry
West Midlands CV7 7EL

Telephone: 01676 530621
Fax:01676 530658
EU Office: +32 22 845 407

Email: press@torymeps.com
Email: philip.bradbourn@europarl.europa.eu
Website: http://www.torymeps.com

Electoral Area: West Midlands
National Political Party: Conservative Party
European Group: European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR)

Biographical details
Committee(s):

Transport and Tourism (Member)
Budgetary Control (Substitute)

Mike Nattrass

48 Fentham Road
Hampton in Arden
B92 0AY

Telephone: 0121 333 7737
EU Office: +32 22 845 133

Email: theaipman@hotmail.co.uk
Website: http://www.aipmep.org

Electoral Area: West Midlands
National Political Party: An Independence Party
European Group: Non-attached Members

Biographical details
Committee(s):

Transport and Tourism (Member)

Michael Cashman

West Midlands Labour European Office
Terry Duffy House
Thomas Street
West Bromwich B70 6NT

Telephone: 0121 569 1923
Fax:0121 553 1898
EU Office: +32 22 845 759

Email: michaelcashman@phonecoop.coop
Email: michael.cashman@europarl.europa.eu

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In Solidarity!!

tantalusredux

First response: Tory:

Thank you for your email and for raising your concerns regarding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Dr Kamall has contacted the office of his conservative colleague Robert Sturdy who is following this issue on the International Trade (INTA) committee. They have sent us the following response:

“First please allow me the opportunity to explain some background to these on-going negotiations. The European Union and the United States are each other’s main trading partners and enjoy the largest bilateral trade relationship in the world. Transatlantic trade flows (goods and services trade plus earnings and payments on investment) averaged $4 billion each day through the first three quarters of 2011. In 2008 EU/US combined economies accounted for nearly 60 % of global GDP.

However, for all its value and importance, the EU-US trading relationship still suffers from numerous obstacles, preventing it reaching its full potential to provide…

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Request to anyone wanting to reblog and/or send the TTIP letter

Posted: January 30, 2014 by rainbowwarriorlizzie in Uncategorized

In Solidarity!!

tantalusredux

Please would you post here who you are intending to send it to?

Multiple identical letters to politicians are frequently seen as ‘vexatious’ and don’t get proper replies. We need a dialogue to be established about TTIP. A letter sent from ‘we the undersigned’ with lots of signatures has a much more powerful impact.

If I can maintain a list of where it’s already gone we can avoid multiple copies.

Having said that any additional general letters simply saying you’re worried about the effects of the TTIP on the NHS, fracking, health and safety regs, employment rights, etc wouldn’t come amiss as a way of building up the pressure!

Thank you.

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