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Tuesday, 15 January 2019 - Strasbourg Revised edition

European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) (debate)
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  Siôn Simon (S&D). – Mr President, I rise exactly an hour since the House of Commons voted by an unprecedented majority to reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal. I rise in a debate about a European fund that puts central European money into places in our continent where people on a big scale are losing their jobs, and it gives them skills and it gives them direction back into work.

I rise representing a constituency in the West Midlands of the UK disproportionately likely – according to the Centre for Cities – to find people losing their jobs due to digitalisation, due to platform working and so on; a constituency where our biggest employer, our most important private sector employer, last week, Jaguar Land Rover, promised 4 500 job losses. Of course, my constituents in the West Midlands will not profit from this fund, not now, not ever.

 
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