• Charles
  • European Conservatives and Reformists Group
  • Member
  • United Kingdom Conservative Party
  • Date of birth: 25 September 1957, Aldershot, Hants


  • AFET Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • DAND Delegation for relations with the countries of the Andean Community
  • DLAT Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly


  • DROI Subcommittee on Human Rights
  • D-RS Delegation to the EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee

Most recent activities

Joint motion for a resolution on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

17-01-2018 RC-B8-0054/2018

Joint motion for a resolution on Nigeria

17-01-2018 RC-B8-0045/2018
  • Centre for Cross Border Studies 2007 looked at bridge and others at tunnels. Shortest distance only 12 miles from Antrim to Mull of Kintyre. Sounds a potentially better investment than new Boris Channel bridge. Who knows in future what might happen.
    19/01/2018 22:23 - twitter
  • Now that's a really exciting project! Has anyone ever researched its costs and feasibility? If Brexit weren't happening it would be eligible for EU TEN and EIB funding.
    19/01/2018 21:42 - twitter
  • @Nigel_Farage Totally agree for once and why would you hard Brexiteers want to strengthen links with Europe anyway as your promised economic and political link sunlit uplands await in a very distant Empire Mk2 😁
    19/01/2018 12:23 - twitter
  • Something I've called for as least worst option since June 2016 Referendum & at least for 5 years when dust has settled UK can then decide whether to pursue hard Brexit or stick with soft Brexit EEA status quo or reenter EU under Art49 in fresh Referendum.
    19/01/2018 10:22 - twitter
  • Idea was studied and rejected 30 years ago. Also seen as contradictory if not bizarre coming from hardBrexiteer who wants total divorce from EU bloc to reestablish global Britain & replace EU with enhanced links with Anglosphere distant countries. Can't leave & build bridge back!
    19/01/2018 10:19 - twitter
  • And Britain's centre right should fear leaving this unique creation the EU Single (aka Internal) Market whose provenance dates from UK Prime Minister Thatcher's Commissioner appointee Lord Cockfield. I don't see anything better out there in economic terms awaiting 🇬🇧 postBrexit
    18/01/2018 16:00 - twitter



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