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UK Safer Internet Day is under threat warned Euro MP Alex Mayer in the European Parliament today.

Kids and their parents get top tips on the annual awareness day with advice on how to tackle the cyber bullies, spot online stranger danger and avoid being a victim of revenge porn.
 
It is the biggest safer internet day in Europe and last year reached a whopping 2.8 million kids and 2.5 million mums and dads.
 
But UK Safer Internet Day is 100% funded by the European Union.
 
Speaking in a Euro Parliament debate Ms Mayer, who is an Internet Watch Foundation Champion, said:
 
"The next tech savvy generation face new dangerous challenges.
 
“No one who voted for Brexit, voted to make the Internet more dangerous for children. We must save Safer Internet Day. "

Brexit Threat to Online Child Safety

UK Safer Internet Day is under threat warned Euro MP Alex Mayer in the European Parliament today. Kids and their parents get top tips on the annual awareness day with advice on...

"It's a disgrace!" said Labour Euro MP Alex Mayer after East of England Conservative MEPs Geoffrey Van Orden and John Flack failed to vote for new rules to tackle tax avoidance in the European Parliament,

How the rich and powerful hide their assets and dodge their taxes was sensationally revealed by the leak of the Panama Papers. 

The Panama Papers revealed Britain to be top of the leader board, with 17973 offshore companies and trusts, the greatest number, amongst EU nations. 

Euro Action On Tax Dodgers

"It's a disgrace!" said Labour Euro MP Alex Mayer after East of England Conservative MEPs Geoffrey Van Orden and John Flack failed to vote for new rules to tackle tax... Read more

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Norfolk MEP Alex Mayer will speak on the human cost of Brexit at an event ‘In Limbo’.

Ms Mayer will say that in her role as MEP she has been contacted by hundreds of people from other EU countries living in Norfolk and by British citizens living in other EU countries who feel worried and uncertain about their futures.

EU citizens living in the U.K. had no vote in the referendum and U.K. citizens living abroad lose their rights to vote after 15 years.

Ms Mayer said: “It’s shameful that people’s lives have been used as a political football by the UK Government in the Brexit negotiations. 

“If only Theresa May had listened to Jeremy Corbyn and made a generous offer to EU citizens living in the U.K. at the start of this process. We would then have got off on the right foot, which would have helped U.K. citizens living in Europe too and avoided unnecessary heartache.”

“THE HUMAN COST OF BREXIT – TOO HIGH A PRICE” SAYS ALEX MAYER MEP

Norfolk MEP Alex Mayer will speak on the human cost of Brexit at an event ‘In Limbo’. Ms Mayer will say that in her role as MEP she has been...

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Kat, the feline friend, of Norfolk MEP Alex Mayer, is an award winning cat, having just won a special commendation in the EU Top Cat Award. His prize was a selection of cat toys which he has decided to donate to less fortunate cats in Dereham.

Kat’s owner, Alex Mayer MEP will visit the Cat Protection centre in Dereham to hand over the gifts and meet staff and volunteers at the charity and discuss the problem of abandoned pets in the run up to Christmas.

With the Christmas season approaching, and people starting to think about what they might give as gifts, many families might look to the internet to purchase a new furry friend. 

However the charity warn families should to consider whether they can look after a cat for up to 20 years, including at least a yearly trip to the vet and expenses such as cat food.  Sadly some people find it impossible to look after a cat and increasing numbers are abandoned and end up in places like the Cat Protection centre in Dereham.

Cat Protection rehome and reunite 47,000 cats and kittens a year.

AWARD WINNING MEP’S CAT DONATES PURR-FECT CHRISTMAS PRESENTS

Kat, the feline friend, of Norfolk MEP Alex Mayer, is an award winning cat, having just won a special commendation in the EU Top Cat Award. His prize was a... Read more

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Lennon, aged 4, from Forest Academy, Brandon, Suffolk has been chosen as the winner of Euro MP Alex Mayer’s Christmas Card competition.
Alex Mayer MEP will visit Forest Academy in Brandon to congratulate Lennon and present him with her Christmas card.
Over a thousand schoolchildren entered this year’s competition; with pictures showing a range of festive scenes. Lennon won the competition with his drawing of a jolly Father Christmas. The image will now be on the front of the MEP’s Christmas card, which is delivered to local charities and organisations.
The runners-up are Isaac, age 4, from Kempston Rural Primary School, Bedfordshire; Ana, age 6, from Catton Grove Primary School, Norfolk; Kobi, age 10 from the Duke of Bedford Primary, Cambridgeshire  and Kayleigh, age 9, from Cherry Tree Primary, Essex.
Alex Mayer MEP, who picked the winning entry, said: “I’ve had a great time looking though so many colourful entries, in fact my office has turned into a Winter wonderland! It is clear we have some budding artists in East Anglia. Special congratulations to Lennon! What a festive and brilliantly cheerful design.”

BRANDON PUPIL WINS CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION

Lennon, aged 4, from Forest Academy, Brandon, Suffolk has been chosen as the winner of Euro MP Alex Mayer’s Christmas Card competition. Alex Mayer MEP will visit Forest Academy in...

Responding to the European Commission’s announcement this morning that "sufficient progress" has been made in the first phase of the Brexit talks, Alex Mayer MEP for the East of England said:

“About time too! While it is good that progress has been made, this can hardly be described as a success. It has taken over five hundred days to be in a position for the real negotiations to begin. 

"I'm worried this first stage of the deal leaves many details and questions unresolved, for example on how citizens' rights are to be enforced and exactly how a customs border with Ireland can be avoided.

"Plus we've found out that the Cabinet hasn't agreed on what kind of trading relationship they want with the rest of Europe yet. Ridiculous! What have they been up to all this time?"  

Brexit talks’ belated progress

Responding to the European Commission’s announcement this morning that "sufficient progress" has been made in the first phase of the Brexit talks, Alex Mayer MEP for the East of England said:“About...

Alex Mayer, Labour MEP for the Eastern Region, has welcomed the EU taking the Hungarian government to the European Court of Justice today over their attacks on a leading university.

Central European University (CEU) which enjoys close links with the University of Cambridge is threatened by a higher education law that could force it to close. 

Cambridge academics have protested about this law in an open letter and a rally in support of the CEU was held outside Kings in May. 

The European Commission has said Hungary has refused to bring its higher education law into line with EU standards after a Brussels investigation launched in April. 

Alex Mayer MEP who who has lobbied the European Commission and voted in the Parliament for action that could strip Hungary of EU voting rights said:

“I welcome today’s moves. I have been deeply concerned by the Hungarian government's attack on academic freedom for some time. CEU is an important research university, in receipt of substantial EU research funding, and has strong links to the University of Cambridge. I am pleased the EU has acted decisively to stop this drift into authoritarianism. For seven years, Orbán has been eroding the foundations of democracy in Hungary and attacking the fundamental freedoms of Hungarian citizens.”

 

CAMBRIDGESHIRE MEP BACKS HUNGARY UNI COURT CASE

Alex Mayer, Labour MEP for the Eastern Region, has welcomed the EU taking the Hungarian government to the European Court of Justice today over their attacks on a leading university.Central...

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Alba White Wolf was hounding politicians today outside the European Parliament. 

Alba, owner Madeleina Kay and pal Charlie Grosvenor from Southend were in Brussels to say they think Brexit is barking mad.

They had doggedly brought a sack load of festive greetings from pro-European Brits to bring cheer to fellow Europeans and give them paws to think.  

Euro MP Alex Mayer said who met the trio said: “Alba is the leader of the pack when it comes to Brexit campaigners. This is a top dog campaign she is unleashing.”

BREXIT BITE BACK - CAMPAIGN DOG VISITS EURO PARLIAMENT

Alba White Wolf was hounding politicians today outside the European Parliament. Alba, owner Madeleina Kay and pal Charlie Grosvenor from Southend were in Brussels to say they think Brexit is barking...

“It’s a shambles” that’s how Euro MP summed up May’s latest attempt to negotiate Brexit. First thing in the morning all the mood music was positive and it was clear the Prime Minister was expecting a breakthrough. But a bolt from the DUP scuppered it.

It’s a shambles

“It’s a shambles” that’s how Euro MP summed up May’s latest attempt to negotiate Brexit. First thing in the morning all the mood music was positive and it was clear... Read more

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An appeal to raise funds to help AIDS patients in Hertfordshire was made this Friday 1st December to mark World AIDS Day.

Hertfordshire Euro MP Alex Mayer marked becoming patron of The Crescent, a St Albans based charity by participating in a street collection at the St Albans City train station.

Euro MP Backs St. Albans Battle Against AIDS

An appeal to raise funds to help AIDS patients in Hertfordshire was made this Friday 1st December to mark World AIDS Day. Hertfordshire Euro MP Alex Mayer marked becoming patron... Read more

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