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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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McIntyre report says all farmers must benefit from technological advances (7th June 2016)

Conservative MEP Anthea McIntyre has secured European Parliament approval for a report calling for the greater use of technology in agriculture. It calls for sustained investment in research and help to ensure new ideas and techniques are commercialised. Innovative breeding to develop disease resistant crops and precision farming are among the advances that should be made available to all farmers, whether beef or arable, large or small, conventional or organic. Miss McIntyre, MEP for the West Midlands, said: "Feeding a growing population while preserving the environment is...


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Download the booklet here

Many people have said that they don't have enough information about Britain's membership of the EU. Therefore this booklet gives a brief overview of some of the issues and questions people have raised about the European Union.     Download the pdf here: "The EU: your questions answered" (images/PDFs/TheEUyourquestionsanswered.pdf)


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McIntyre agri-tech report boosted ahead of key vote (3rd June 2016)

A wide-ranging report on how cutting-edge technology can boost farming has received a timely boost ahead of a key vote next week in the European Parliament. The report by Conservative MEP Anthea McIntyre, which has already been backed by the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee received a strong endorsement from the Agri-Food Chain Coalition at a debate in Brussels. The coalition welcomed the initiative and called for consistent EU policies to unlock the potential of innovation in Europe’s agri-food sector to maintain its position as a world leader. Miss McIntyre, Conservative MEP for the...


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