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Parliament has reopened today with the Queen's Speech outlining the Government's programme for the next Parliamentary term.

Commenting Labour MEP for the East of England Alex Mayer said:

"This is the programme of a weak and humiliated Prime Minister forced to abandon vast swathes of her Tory manifesto before she even begins. Yet she has failed to listen to the clear message from the British people that austerity needs to end and we want investment in our NHS and schools.

“We’ve already seen, 13 days after the General Election, the Government unable to seal a deal with their political allies the DUP. How will they cope when it comes to the hard bargaining with the European Union?

"All we have heard is that we face a supremely difficult time, and that the fallout from Brexit will dominate. Sadly I believe at the end of the process Britain will be weaker, poorer and more isolated."

“Queen's Speech Shows Weak And Unstable Government Unfit For Brexit Talks” Says Alex Mayer MEP

Parliament has reopened today with the Queen's Speech outlining the Government's programme for the next Parliamentary term. Commenting Labour MEP for the East of England Alex Mayer said: "This is...

Alex_Mayer_MEP_with_Martin_Cubbitt_in_the_Sizewell_B_turbine_hall.jpgNuclear powers stations, research and safety are under threat by an ill thought out Government decision, warned Suffolk MEP Alex Mayer after a visit to Sizewell B Nuclear power station to hear concerns from the industry.

When the Government published their bill to start the Brexit process, at the same time they said they planned to end Britain’s membership of Euratom.

Euratom is an entirely separate treaty from our membership of the EU which was signed in 1957 with the purpose of creating a single market for nuclear knowledge and resources in the peaceful pursuit of science and nuclear energy.

Ms. Mayer said: “Was it that is just had the letters EU in it, that caused Theresa May's reckless decision to quit EURATOM? I really hope not.

“The nuclear option makes no sense at all when it comes to nuclear power. EURATOM is responsible for safeguarding inspections and not only is Britain ill equipped to take over this work, those in the industry say that international collaboration is vital to ensure the highest possible safety standards.

“There are now real question marks for companies like EDF who rely on secure supply chains for construction which could be a issue for Sizewell C.

"On top of this, EURATOM is the legal owner of all nuclear material, and guarantor of any nuclear materials Britain buys, including our nuclear trade with the United States.

"Brexit brings many uncertainties, but this is one that problem that could have been avoided. I hope very serious, swift work will be done to sort this mess out."

Brexit Could Pull The Plug On UK's Nuclear Energy Industry, Warns Alex Mayer MEP

Nuclear powers stations, research and safety are under threat by an ill thought out Government decision, warned Suffolk MEP Alex Mayer after a visit to Sizewell B Nuclear power station...

moreincommonimage.jpgMEP Alex Mayer took part in a number of events as part of the Great Get Together Weekend in Memory of Jo Cox.

The Great Get Together is a chance for local communities to come together and celebrate all that they hold in common. The celebrations were inspired by murdered MP Jo Cox’s first speech in Parliament, where she said “We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us.”

Ms. Mayer, who was good friends with Ms Cox's husband, Brendan, said, "Jo's brutal death was a tragedy but she believed in bringing communities together which is why it is so fantastic to be here today, especially after the terrible recent events in Manchester and London. Today we celebrate that Bedford and Britain is united against hatred and a tolerant and friendly place."

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East of England Has #MOREINCOMMON At The Great Get Together

MEP Alex Mayer took part in a number of events as part of the Great Get Together Weekend in Memory of Jo Cox. The Great Get Together is a chance for...


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