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A very European union


A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to go to a wedding in France, not an invitation to be turned down.  A young relative from Bristol was marrying a Frenchman from the Haute Savoie.  The French really know how to enjoy these sorts of celebrations and what a treat it turned out to be. 

My relative had worked in France for many years, not as

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Do we need a Popeye to save European Olive Oil?

What on earth was the recent kerfuffle over olive oil in restaurants about?  In May, Dacian Cioloş, the EU Commissioner responsible for Agriculture and Rural Development, decided that fraud in the sale of substandard olive oil in restaurants was so widespread that he needed to introduce a ban on sales of unlabelled olive oil.  In future all olive oil in cafes and re

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A woman's place is.......?


In most of the rest of the world women are making real contributions in shaping the world of tomorrow. Just think of Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund and Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President of Liberia who won a Nobel Peace Prize for helping to end a bloody conflict. Add in Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany and you begin to see how

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Trans-fats, your health and politics

You may never have heard about trans-fats in food but they are definitely not good for your health.  For a review on this, please see my article in  Lib Dem Voice.

I am campaigning on this and would welcome your ideas and input. Please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You

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The South West Region and the EU – some current negotiations.

Our region is extraordinarily diverse both in terms of towns and countryside, but also in the huge range of livelihoods. From high tech engineering to farming and fishing, from higher education to tourism, our economy has a high proportion of small businesses and a real independence of spirit. We’re a “can-do” bunch on the whole.

The South West region stretches from the nor

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