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Stop press! 'Active' SW UKIP MEP Trevor Colman actually addresses the EP Plenary

Friday, 16 September 2011
As regular readers of this blog will have noted, it is not often that I am able to write about the activity of the region's UKIP MEPs, but during this week's plenary session in Strasbourg, Trevor Colman actually addressed the chamber (!).

In the debate on Wednesday morning on the economic crisis and the Euro, the Cornish-born MEP rose for only the second time in 2011 to remark "in the history of the world there has never been a successful imposition of monetary union [...] today we are witnessing such a failure taking place in the eurozone". (The full transcript of his intervention can be found here)

Despite being listed as "active" according to the website VoteWatch.eu and being a full member of the Parliament's Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) committee, since being elected in 2009 Mr Colman has only spoken in the Chamber on 14 previous occasions, contributed zero opinions, tabled zero amendments to any legislative dossier, drafted zero reports, submitted zero written declarations, and has tabled just one parliamentary question - in February 2011 on the CFP.

This particular speech was in fact the first he has delivered as a "Non-Attached MEP" following his resignation in March from the EFD group in the Parliament led by Nigel Farage that contains the remaining UKIP MEPs.

That said, he does boast a surprisingly good attendance record in plenary sessions (76.12% - 102 out of 134 days in the plenary). Perhaps therefore he has been busy occupying himself instead with his new pet project - the EU Unit...


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Blogger CJWilly said...
An MEP has a "non-party political" website. OK. Downright bizarre url.. But basically it's a another little eurosceptic think tank. Pourqoi pas ?

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