• Jean
  • Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
  • Member
  • United Kingdom Green Party
  • Date of birth: 1 June 1950, Orsett


  • DSAS Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia


  • CPDE Conference of Delegation Chairs
  • EMPL Committee on Employment and Social Affairs


  • LIBE Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • D-IN Delegation for relations with India
  • D-AF Delegation for relations with Afghanistan

Most recent activities

Child poverty (debate)

14-06-2017 P8_CRE-PROV(2017)06-14(19)

Follow up to the Council conclusions on statelessness

08-06-2017 E-003831/2017 Commission
  • There are 95,000 refugee children alone in Europe today. Many of them are living in squalid camps or sleeping rough. Without proper care, they they face immense dangers - trafficking, abuse or worse. The Home Office agreed to give a "specified number" of these children" safe passage to the UK as soon as possible". However, within a year it decided to shut the programme down. Last Tuesday, on World Refugee Day, Help Refugees launched a last-ditch legal challenge to force the Home Office to reopen the 'Dubs scheme'. I've written about why this is so important.
    28/06/2017 15:02 - facebook
  • A full year after the EU referendum, Theresa May has finally laid out her stance on the future of citizens’ rights post-Brexit. The Prime Minister has made a handful of concessions. Yet, the 15-page document offers no quick fixes. If anything, it causes more anxiety and uncertainty for EU citizens living in the UK and British expats in the EU27. If adopted, every EU national in the UK will be required to apply for 'settled status' through the Government's scheme. For the individuals involved, it’ll be a demoralising experience resulting in fewer rights than they started out with. For the Home Office, processing the potential 3.2 million applications will be a bureaucratic nightmare. Read my full statement here:
    27/06/2017 13:13 - facebook
  • An interesting insight into how Cabinet works - ministerial veto on something as important as this, where the DWP has a direct involvement as well!
    23/06/2017 16:39 - facebook
  • Today is the sad anniversary of the EU referendum. I want to send a strong message to EU nationals in the UK and British nationals living elsewhere in the EU: Your rights in the upcoming negotiations are of paramount importance to me, the Green Party of England and Wales​ and Greens/EFA in the European Parliament. To mark this occasion, I've launched a new Free Movement Hub to provide resources for those who are concerned about their rights, and updates on my work on this issue:
    23/06/2017 12:18 - facebook
  • Today, our planet is home to more refugees and displaced people than ever people – 65.6 million people, to be exact. When faced with such vast numbers, it’s all too easy to lose sight of the human aspect of this crisis. This #RefugeeWeek, the Greens/EFA in the European Parliament have hosted a portal allowing visitors in Brussels to connect with individual refugees around the world. It's time to talk less about refugees, and more with them!
    22/06/2017 17:24 - facebook



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