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MEPs spill the beans about their daily life in Europe

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: May 15, 2014

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Conservative MEP Ashley Fox gives us an insight into what an average day as a member of the European Parliament entails:

"9am – meet with business representatives to discuss their concerns over the burden of EU legislation, for example Labour's recent attempt to push for a ban on products that resemble food, such as harmless novelty soaps.

"11am – debate, amend and vote on legislation in the Economic and Monetary Affairs committee.

"It is vital that UK interests are represented here – unlike Ukip who failed to turn up for an important vote on the Financial Transaction Tax.

"1.30pm – catch up on correspondence and meet with political allies to discuss our voting strategy for the days ahead.

"3pm – attend a Constitutional Affairs Committee meeting to protect the UK from the EU's federalist agenda, as demonstrated by the Lib Dem's support for the creation of Pan-European political parties.

"7pm – attend a working dinner with stakeholders; be they farmers, businesses or constituents."

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