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Barnier a man we can work with (27th July 2016)

Conservative MEP Anthea McIntyre has welcomed the appointment of France's Michel Barnier as the European Commission's chief negotiation on Brexit. The MEP for the West Midlands said the move was "broadly a positive". Miss McIntyre said: "Michel Barnier has worked well with Britain before; I believe we can work well with him now. "As Commissioner for the Internal Market, he co-operated very closely with my West Midlands colleague Malcolm Harbour who was chairman of the Internal Market Committee. He is a straight dealer and a decent man.  "We should take this broadly as a...


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English wine? That will be champion, says MEP McIntyre (18th July 2016)

West Midlands MEP Anthea McIntyre has been named a champion of English wine. The honour was bestowed by the UK Vineyards Association and the role involves encouraging and promoting the production and marketing of English wine. Miss McIntyre is herself a partner in a recently-planted vineyard in Herefordshire and sits on the European Parliament's Agriculture Committee. The Conservative MEP said she was delighted to become an English wine champion and looked forward to being a voice in Brussels for the domestic industry. She plans to promote English and...


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McIntyre condemns human rights records of Iranian Regime (15th July 2016)

  The European Union should sever all diplomatic and trade relations with Iran until the executions there end and human rights are respected. That was the message from Anthea McIntyre MEP to an International Conference for Free Iran held in Paris. She insisted European Commission officials should stop making trips to Iran to discuss commercial deals. It was sickening, she said, to see women officials discard their normal clothes just to appease the mullahs and adopt the dress code that imposed on millions of Iranian women against their free will. Miss McIntyre told her...


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McIntyre: We may rue this decision, but Britain must pull together (24th June 2016)

Remain campaigner Anthea McIntyre has spoken of her regret over the result of the EU referendum. The Conservative MEP for the West Midlands said: “I am bitterly disappointed that the people of Britain have decided to try their luck outside the EU. I think it is a decision we and future generations may come to rue. "The EU is far from perfect, but like many others I felt strongly that on balance we would be safer, stronger and better off by remaining a member. “The British people have decided otherwise. A result is...


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European Court benefits ruling vindicates PM (14th June 2016)

The European Court of Justice has ruled today that Britain has a right to protect its public finances from benefits tourism by imposing tests on EU citizens moving here and claiming benefits. Conservative employment spokesman in the European Parliament Anthea McIntyre MEP welcomed the ruling, which rejected a challenge from the European Commission. They had questioned whether the UK's decision to introduce a “right to reside” test for a number of social security benefits such as Child benefit, Child Tax Credit and Income Support was discriminatory. However, the court today upheld the...


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