• Richard
  • Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
  • Member
  • United Kingdom Labour Party
  • Date of birth: 6 January 1955, Southport


  • DSAS Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia


  • PECH Committee on Fisheries
  • AFCO Committee on Constitutional Affairs
  • D-US Delegation for relations with the United States


  • ECON Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • DANZ Delegation for relations with Australia and New Zealand

Most recent activities

Animal welfare, antimicrobial use, and the environmental impact of industrial broiler farming

06-09-2018 O-000095/2018 Commission

Debate with the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, on the Future of Europe (debate)

13-06-2018 P8_CRE-REV(2018)06-13(6)

Preparation of the European Council meeting of 28 and 29 June 2018 (debate)

12-06-2018 P8_CRE-REV(2018)06-12(2)
  • Time for #bbcnews to spell out what a no-deal #Brexit actually means. Perhaps I can help:
    21/09/2018 19:10 - twitter
  • Going ahead with #Brexit implies a difficult choice: -Either distancing ourselves from the EU, but at great cost to the economy -OR staying close (customsunion, singlemarket) but having to follow rules we won’t have a say on any more. #Salzburg simply confirms you can’t fudge it
    21/09/2018 16:51 - twitter
  • So #theresaMay tries the tired old trick of blaming Brussels. But it’s the UK that’s walking out, took 23 months to come up with a flawed proposal, wants the EU to change its rules to lessen the problems for us, and now the PM complains that the EU isn’t proposing solutions!
    21/09/2018 15:50 - twitter
  • Threatening no-deal is like the cowboy in Blazing Saddles who says “give me what I want or I’ll shoot myself” #SalzburgSummit #TheresaMay
    21/09/2018 09:50 - twitter
  • Even before today’s failures by Theresa May at #SalzburgSummit18 , polls show that Labour 'could win 1.5m more votes' by backing a #referendum on the #Brexit deal:
    20/09/2018 23:45 - twitter
  • Looks like EU didn’t want to play #TheresaMay ‘s game at #SalzburgSummit ...
    20/09/2018 19:00 - twitter



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