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Thursday, 28 November 2019 - Strasbourg Revised edition

Election of the Commission

  Antony Hook (Renew).(inaudible) ...voted for this new Commission, and the fact that the Commission is elected and remains accountable to this Parliament, is vital.

We voted on the candidates put forward by the elected governments of every Member State, and now we have elected them, this new Commission must get to work. Because beyond this hall, people are waiting to be helped: people facing the danger of climate change, people facing the uncertainty of a changing economy, people feeling insufficient power in their own lives. The Commission’s job is to give everyone good grounds to look forward to the next five years with hope instead of fear.

If the UK makes the mistake of Brexit, giving up our voice in Europe, the decisions made here will still shape the UK’s future. As a British MEP, I voted in this election for the Commission because I expect Brexit will be stopped, and this will be the Commission of all European citizens.

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