On 27 Sept Rupert attended a meeting in the European Parliament organised by fellow Conservative MEP John Flack [Eastern] and the Fur Free Alliance. The meeting highlighted the way in which fur products are often mislabelled in a way to mislead the public.
Jean-Claude Juncker has outlined his ambition for an enhanced European Defence Force, and more contributions to the European Defence Fund. So will we see an EU Army in the near future? After President Juncker's speech I discussed the plans with two fellow MEPs on a TV discussion programme.
Rupert visited North East Derbyshire to knock on doors with Lee Rowley MP, the new Member of Parliament for the area. Lee is the first Conservative MP in the constituency since the 1930s, having overturned Labour in the General Election in June.
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