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“The Directive to change light bulbs might have been made with good intentions but, as the saying goes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Whilst we need to do more to help the environment this is one Directive that was not thought out.”

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“There is little logic behind the decision – one targeted post office was not even losing money. Labour’s plans do not take into account local factors like bus routes or which shops people normally use.”

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“There are almost 2000 people missing – sons, fathers and friends of both Greek and Turkish Cypriots. They deserve to be found and given proper respect. Their families need to have somewhere to go to mourn. This is not a political issue it’s a humanitarian one. The EU has given £1.8million to help, but time […]

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“We all know there is great concern about the financial system after the banking crisis. But this recession has put enough pressure on the City’s institutions, we don’t need more directives to add further pressure. The strength of our financial institutions help the UK keep its independence and stay Euro free.”

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“I am delighted that we have honoured David Cameron’s pledge to leave the EPP.
“I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues and to expanding
the membership of the grouping in the European Parliament.”

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TIME is running out in the hunt to find the 1,964 missing persons of Cyprus, Marina Yannakoudakis MEP has warned.
The 1,464 Greek Cypriots and 502 Turkish Cypriots went missing during the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus as well as in civil unrest in 1964.
Mrs Yannakoudakis, Conservative MEP for London, delivered her […]

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A VISIT to a women’s refuge in Finchley prompted Marina Yannakoudakis MEP to raise the issue of domestic violence at a meeting of the European Parliament’s Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality.
She spoke out in Strasbourg after visiting the Elevate refuge, which can house up to 16 women and children. It is […]

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Marina Yannakoudakis was elected as a new Conservative MEP for London
in the early hours of Monday June 8th 2009.
She is one of three Conservative MEPs for London – she will join her
colleagues Charles Tannock and Syed Kamall in the European Parliament.
“I am delighted to have been elected […]

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"This puts habeas corpus, the foundation of our British legal system, under threat.

"In theory the accused could have the right to appeal or have a re-trial in the foreign court, but I wonder how fair this would really be.

"If elected I would fight to defend our basic freedom and the right […]

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"I went to school nearby in Beckenham, so it was a real pleasure to go back to my old stomping ground.
"The event also gave me an opportunity to meet members and exchange ideas on the EU. I see one of my main roles as working with and understanding the needs of London’s Conservative […]

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