Archive for 2012

Keith welcomes new legislation to protect laboratory animals

Thursday, December 20th, 2012 | News
20 December 2012 - As new EU legislation comes into force in January that aims to improve the welfare of animals used in experiments, Keith Taylor MEP welcomes the Home Office’s decision not to weaken UK standards.

Hypocrisy of coalition parties over the live exports of animals- letter to The Guardian

Monday, December 17th, 2012 | News
17 December 2012- Keith has written to the Guardian over the hyprocrisy of Conservative and Liberal Democrat MEPs in relation to animal transport and stopping live animal exports from the UK.

Airport noise: European Parliament puts business interests before people’s health

Thursday, December 13th, 2012 | News
13 December 2012- The European Parliament has failed to put citizens' health at the heart of its approach to airports and has ridden roughshod over the hundreds of thousands of EU citizens afflicted by airport noise, says Keith Taylor, the Green MEP for South East England.

Green MEP call for clear animal transport time limits rejected by Euro-Parliament

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 | News
12 December 2012 - Live animal exports from the UK will continue after MEPs rejected a bid by Greens to set a strict eight-hour time limit on the transportation of live animals to slaughter.

Keith calls for fair and unbiased process in water fluoridation decisions

Monday, December 10th, 2012 | News
10 December 2012 - Keith Taylor, the Green MEP for South East England, has called on the Department for Health to facilitate a fair and unbiased process that will allow local authorities to decide whether or not to add or remove fluoride to drinking water.

Keith co-hosts cruelty free cosmetics event in the European Parliament

Thursday, December 6th, 2012 | News
6 December 2012 -Today, Keith co-hosted an event with animal welfare organisation Four Paws in the European Parliament to promote and support the ‘Kiss animal tested cosmetics goodbye’ campaign.

South East Euro-MP visits Woking to celebrate energy efficiency project

Thursday, December 6th, 2012 | News
6 December 2012 - Keith visited Woking-based community project Action Surrey last week to hear about their work promoting low carbon living and reducing energy bills.

Keith meets with students from Surrey in Parliament

Thursday, December 6th, 2012 | News
6 December 2012 -Keith received a group of politics students yesterday, as part of their visit to the European Parliament. The students were from Esher Sixth Form College, in Surrey, part of Keith's constituency.

Keith criticises European Food Safety Authority’s stance on GMOs

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 | News
4 December 2012 - Yesterday, in the Parliament's Petitions committee, Keith spoke in favour of a petition that is highly critical of the European Food Safety Authority's decision making on GMOs. EFSA is tasked with carrying out risk assessments regarding food and feed safety, and routinely makes recommendations and decisions affecting the health of millions of EU citizens.

Green Euro-MP visits Winchester to support local air pollution campaign

Friday, November 30th, 2012 | News
30 November 2012 - Keith Taylor MEP visits Winchester to support a formal complaint to the European Commission.

Our Food leaflet

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 | Report
Download a copy of Keith’s leaflet about his work on food issues: Our Food.

Letter from UK Green MEPs regarding Palestine’s bid for status of UN observer state

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 | News
28 November 2012- Keith and colleague Jean Lambert, Green MEP for London, have written to The Guardian and The Independent supporting Palestine's bid for UN observer status.

“Enough is enough” says Green MEP after more animals suffer at Ramsgate Port

Monday, November 26th, 2012 | News
26 November 2012 - Following another appalling incident this week involving live animals exported from Ramsgate port, Keith Taylor MEP [...]

Correspondence about fluoride

Monday, November 26th, 2012 | Correspondence
Response to the Department of Health’s consultation on the fluoridation of drinking water Letter to Commission regarding the artificial fluoridation [...]

EU’s cut to global aid budget is disproportionate – letter in The Guardian

Friday, November 23rd, 2012 | News
23 November 2012 - Keith, along with other UK MEPs, sent a letter to The Guardian criticising the EU's cuts to the global aid budget

Green MEP welcomes outright EU ban on shark finning

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 | News
22 November 2012 - Keith has today welcomed a vote by the European Parliament which supports proposed legislation to ban the cruel practice of shark finning.

European Parliament highlights concerns about fracking and calls for tough regulation

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 | News
21 November 2012 - The European Parliament today adopted a report which raises health and environmental concerns about the impact of ‘fracking’ for shale gas and calls for a ban on fracking in sensitive areas.

South East Euro-MP urges people to sign up to support safer streets

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 | News
21 November 2012 - Keith is calling on people across the South East to add their support to a new Europe-wide petition which calls for 20mph speed limits in urban areas.

Speech to CAP reform event – European Parliament – 5 November 2012

Thursday, November 15th, 2012 | Speech
My political group in the European Parliament, the Greens/EFA group, have many objectives we would like to see met [...]

Keith meets with sixth form students from Oxford

Thursday, November 15th, 2012 | News
15 November 2012 - Keith met with a group of sixth form students last week, who were visiting the European Parliament.

To read about the work of Caroline Lucas, Green MEP for the South East from 1999 to May 2010 you can visit her archived website.