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Advert: Strasbourg Update - August 2015

20th August 2015

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Advert: Strasbourg Update - July 2015

17th July 2015

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Invitation to Luxembourg's agriculture minister to visit UK farms

16th July 2015

Stuart Agnew MEP asks Luxembourg's agriculture minister to visit UK farms - exchange of views with Fernand Etgen, Minister of Agriculture, on the priorities of the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council of the European Union - please see 'Latest Speeches and Videos'.


Cross-border threat of African Swine Fever

15th July 2015

Exchange of views with Commission representatives concerning the fight against the cross border spread of African swine fever and its implications on the farming sector - please see 'Latest Speeches and Videos'.


Organic Farming

15th July 2015

Stuart Agnew speaks out on organic farming, stating it isn't sustainable to import food from 5,000 miles away - - please see 'Latest Speeches and Videos'.  


Genetically Modified Food and Feed

15th July 2015

Member States should be allowed to decide on whether to ban GM crops or not - please see 'Latest Speeches and Videos'.


Outrage as Europe fines UK £642m for poor accounting in DEFRA

14th July 2015

http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/590887/Europe-fines-UK-accounting    Stuart Agnew said in response:   "A fine imposed by the EU, an organisation which hasn't had its accounts signed off for twenty years, is a bit hard to stomach.   It is a double whammy for the UK taxpayer, who not only has to disproportionately subsidise agriculture in other recipient countries but n...


Review of the implementation of the Dairy Package

6th July 2015

Stuart Agnew MEP: EU action is called for on symptoms without understanding the causes - please see 'Latest Speeches and Videos'.


Advert: Strasbourg Update - June 2015

19th June 2015

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Proposed EU regulations on animal breeding

17th June 2015

Stuart Agnew seeks clarification, during the Agriculture Committee meeting, on proposed EU regulations on animal breeding - please see 'Latest Speeches and Videos'.


EU meddling is dissolving the sugar industry

17th June 2015

Stuart Agnew speaks out on how the EU's meddling is dissolving the sugar industry in Europe - please see 'Latest Speeches and Videos'.


Medicated animal feed - EU regulation

16th June 2015

Stuart Agnew speaks out during the Agriculture Committee meeting on medicated animal feed; more EU regulation will only make matters highly confusing - please see 'Latest Speeches and Videos'.


Distribution of veterinary medicines in the UK

16th June 2015

Stuart Agnew speaks out during the Agriculture Committee meeting regarding the EU Commission allowing Specially Qualified People (SQP) to continue to distribute veterinary medicines in the UK - please see 'Latest Speeches and Videos'.


Problems with importing non-GM animal feed

16th June 2015

Stuart Agnew speaks out during the Agriculture Committee meeting regarding non-GM animal feed being difficult to import because of EU rules - please see 'Latest Speeches and Videos'.


Commission assumes mantel of deity in fund disbursement

8th June 2015

Stuart Agnew speaks during the debate on direct payments to farmers - please see 'Latest Speeches and Videos'.


Advert: Strasbourg Update - May 2015

29th May 2015

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Exchange of views with agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan

28th May 2015

Stuart Agnew questions Commissioner Hogan on the Basic Payment Scheme and methane emissions - please see 'Latest Speeches and Videos'.  


250m euros a year for a thimbleful of milk each school day and a sliver of an apple

27th May 2015

Stuart Agnew speaks during a debate on the EU aid scheme for the supply of fruit, vegetables and milk at schools - please see 'Latest Speeches and Videos'.


Moldova and Georgia's privileged status

26th May 2015

Stuart Agnew speaks during Brussels AGRI Committee meeting (26.05.15) - please see 'Latest Speeches and Videos'.


Brazil could put our entire livestock industry out of business

26th May 2015

Stuart Agnew speaks during Brussels AGRI Committee meeting (26.05.15) - please see 'Latest Speeches and Videos'.


EU making it virtually impossible to farm organically

26th May 2015

Stuart Agnew speaks during Brussels AGRI Committee meeting (26.05.15) - please see 'Latest Speeches and Videos'.


Cloning of farm animals

26th May 2015

Stuart Agnew speaks during Brussels AGRI Committee meeting (26.05.15) - please see 'Latest Speeches and Videos'.


Stuart Agnew MEP - Exeter - 01.05.15

1st May 2015

Stuart will be takiing part in the CLA Devon and Cornwall Hustings, taking place at The Exeter Court Hotel, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7UX (18.00 hours).


How to fail in 'feeding the planet'

30th April 2015

Stuart Agnew speaks during Strasbourg session (30.04.15) - please see 'Latest Speeches and Videos'.


Stuart Agnew MEP - Acle - 28.04.15

28th April 2015

Stuart will be taking part in the Acle Churches Election Hustings, taking place at Acle St Edmunds Church, Norwich Road, Acle, Norfolk, NR13 3BU (19.30 hours).  The event will be chaired by BBC East political correspondent, Andrew Sinclair.


Stuart Agnew MEP - Brampton, Norwich - 24.04.15

24th April 2015

Stuart will be taking part in the Brampton & Oxnead Village Club General Election Debate, along with other Broadland candidates, on 24th April 2015 (19.00 for 19.30 hours).   The debate is taking place at Brampton Village Hall, Brampton, Norwich, NR10 5AA.  


Stuart Agnew MEP - Morpeth, Northumberland - 23.04.15

23rd April 2015

Stuart will be speaking at a public meeting taking place at the Comrades Social Club & Institute, Sanderson Arcade, Market Place, Morpeth, NR61 1HG on Thursday 23rd April - 19.00 hours.


Stuart Agnew MEP - Mustard TV Debate - 22.04.15

22nd April 2015

Stuart will be taking part in the Mustard TV General Election debate, along with other Broadland candidates.


Stuart Agnew MEP - Felixstowe - 22.04.15

22nd April 2015

Stuart will be speaking at a public meeting taking place at Felixstowe Senior Citizens Centre, Orwell Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 7DD on Wednesday 22nd April - 19.00 hours.


Stuart Agnew MEP to visit Aylsham High School - 15.04.15

15th April 2015

Stuart will be visiting Aylsham High School on 15th April 2015, to give a talk to students.


Stuart Agnew MEP - Dereham - 13.04.15

13th April 2015

Stuart will be speaking at a public meeting taking place at Dereham Memorial Hall, 62a Norwich Street, Dereham, NR19 1AD on Monday 13th April - 19.00 hours.


Stuart Agnew MEP - Taverham - 10.04.15

10th April 2015

Stuart will be speaking at a public meeting taking place at Wensum Valley Golf Club, Taverham, Norfolk, NR8 6HP on Friday 10th April - 19.00 hours.


Stuart Agnew MEP - Fakenham - 09.04.15

9th April 2015

Stuart will be speaking at a public meeting taking place at Fakenham Community Centre, Fakenham, NR21 9SR on Thursday 9th April - 19.00 hours.


NFU Dairy Farm Visit - 01.04.15

1st April 2015

Stuart will be visiting a dairy farm in Shipdham, Norfolk, to discuss the problems faced by dairy farmers.


Stuart Agnew MEP - Worcester - 31.03.15

31st March 2015

Stuart will be speaking at a public meeting taking place at The Berkeley, Evesham Road, Egdon, Worcester, WR7 4QL on Monday 31st March - 19.00 for 19.30 hours.


Stuart Agnew MEP - Christchurch - 30.03.15

30th March 2015

Stuart will be speaking at a public meeting taking place at The Waterside Suite, Captain’s Club Hotel, Wick Ferry, Wick Lane, Christchurch, BH23 1HU on Monday 30th March - 19.00 for 19.30 hours.


Stuart Agnew at Thorpe St Andrew School Question Time event - 27.03.15

27th March 2015

Stuart will be taking part in a Question Time event at Thorpe St Andrew School, Norwich, along with other Broadland candidates.


Stuart Agnew MEP - Sittingbourne - 27.03.15

27th March 2015

Stuart will be speaking at a public meeting taking place at Sittingbourne Golf Centre (Upstairs Function Room), Church Road, Tonge, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 9AR on Friday 27th March - 19.00 for 19.30 hours.


Stuart Agnew MEP in St Ives - 26.03.15

26th March 2015

Stuart will be speaking at a public meeting taking place at St Ives Free Church, Market Hill, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5AL on Thursday 26th March - 19.00 for 19.30 hours.


Stuart Agnew MEP in Aylsham

20th March 2015

On 20th March 2015, Stuart took part in a public meeting in Aylsham, Norfolk.


Advert: Strasbourg Update - March 2015

20th March 2015

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Stuart Agnew MEP takes part in Fakenham College Question Time event

19th March 2015

On 19th March 2015, Stuart took part in a Question Time event at Fakenham College, along with other Broadland candidates.


Stuart Agnew MEP takes part in Fakenham Churches Together Cross-Party Debate

19th March 2015

On 19th March 2015, Stuart took part in the Fakenham Churches Together Cross-Party debate at the Salvation Army Hall, Fakenham, along with other Broadland candidates.


Stuart Agnew MEP in Biggleswade

18th March 2015

On 18th March 2015, Stuart Agnew spoke at a farmers'/public meeting which took place in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.


Stuart Agnew MEP takes part in APGAW Question Time event

17th March 2015

On 17th March 2015, Stuart took part in the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare (APGAW) Question Time event on animal welfare, which took place in the House of Commons.


Stuart Agnew MEP in Ripon

16th March 2015

On 16th March 2015, Stuart Agnew spoke at a farmers'/public meeting which took place in Ripon, Yorkshire.


Stuart Agnew MEP in Ashby-de-la-Zouch

6th March 2015

On 6th March 2015, Stuart was guest speaker at a farming and community meeting in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire.


Stuart Agnew MEP speaks at NFU Shropshire County Meeting

4th March 2015

On 4th March 2015, Stuart was guest speaker at the NFU Shropshire County meeting in Telford.


Stuart Agnew MEP in Wales

3rd March 2015

On the afternoon of 3rd March 2015, Stuart spoke to farmers at Welshpool Livestock Market, Welshpool, Powys.  This was followed by a public meeting in Brecon that evening.


Stuart Agnew MEP takes part in TTIP debate

26th February 2015

On 26th February 2015, Stuart Agnew took part in a TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) public debate in Norwich, organised by 38 Degrees.  


Stuart Agnew MEP takes part in the NFU Conference Party Political General Election Debate

25th February 2015

On 25th February 2015, Stuart took part in the NFU 2015 Conference Party Political General Election debate, discussing the forthcoming General Election, political party policies on agriculture, horticulture and the environment and responses to the policies in the NFU Manifesto.  Other guest panellist speakers at this event were George Eustice MP (Conservative), Huw Irranca-Davies MP (Labou...


Advert: Strasbourg Update - February 2015

20th February 2015

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Stuart Agnew MEP in Blofield, Norfolk

20th February 2015

On 20th February 2015, Stuart Agnew spoke at a public meeting in Blofield, Norfolk.


Stuart Agnew MEP in Devon - 06.02.15

6th February 2015

On 6th February 2015, Stuart Agnew visited farms in Devon, accompanied by Derek Sargent, Torridge and West Devon PPC.  In the evening, Stuart spoke at a farmers'/public meeting which took place in Okehampton.


Stuart Agnew MEP in Wiltshire/ Dorset - 05.02.15

5th February 2015

On 5th February 2015, Stuart Agnew attended meetings with the NFU and the CLA.  He was accompanied by Matthew Brown, PPC South West Wiltshire.  In the evening, he spoke at a farmers'/public meeting organised by UKIP North Dorset - Stuart's speech can be viewed at:  http://youtu.be/F1Vb1OZ4QK4  


Stuart Agnew MEP in Gloucester/ Wiltshire - 04.02.15

4th February 2015

On 4th February 2015, Stuart Agnew attended a farmers' meeting in Gloucester with Stroud PPC Caroline Stephens.  He also spoke at UKIP South West Wiltshire's farmers'/public meeting which took place in Codford that evening.  Stuart's speech can be viewed at:  http://youtu.be/6TUZ2-brcuw  


Stuart Agnew MEP in North Somerset - 03.02.15

3rd February 2015

On 3rd February 2015, Stuart Agnew spoke at a farmers' meeting in Failand in the afternoon and then at a farmers'/public meeting, organised by UKIP's North Somerset branch, in the evening.   


Stuart Agnew MEP in North Cornwall - 02.02.15

2nd February 2015

On 2nd February 2015, Stuart Agnew and South West Parliamentary candidates (please see below) spoke at UKIP North Cornwall's farmers'/public meeting which took place at Jamaica Inn, Bolventor.     Julie Lingard - North Cornwall PPC Penny Mills - Plymouth Moor View PPC John Conway - Central Devon PPCBradley Monk - South East Cornwall PPC


My Personal Involvement with GM Crops - Update

29th January 2015

An updated report has now been produced - please go to my Research Centre to view the complete report.


Advert: Strasbourg Update - January 2015

23rd January 2015

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Advert: Strasbourg Update - December 2014

26th December 2014

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Advert: Strasbourg Update - November 2014

28th November 2014

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Advert: Agricultural Review - November 2014

1st November 2014

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Advert: Strasbourg Update - October 2014

31st October 2014

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Eastern UKIP MEPs condemn Richard Howitt smear

9th October 2014

UKIP's three Eastern Region MEPs have condemned an outrageous tweet from Labour's Richard Howitt who has accused UKIP of wanting to put people with learning difficulties in camps and in support of aborting disabled children.   Stuart Agnew MEP said: "Richard Howitt has track record of outrageous lies about UKIP but this time he has completely overstepped the mark. He should be absolutely...


Stuart Agnew MEP re-commits to the Back British Farming Charter

16th July 2014

In 2013, Stuart Agnew MEP signed the Back British Farming Charter – committing to supporting British farmers and growers as they produce healthy, sustainable food.  With the new Parliament now under way, he has re-committed his support by signing the pledge on 16th July 2014.   The Back British Farming pledge is a joint project between the four farming unions of England, Wales...


Happy St George's Day

23rd April 2014

I would like to wish all of my constituents a very Happy St George's Day.


Stuart Agnew: Prime Minister’s pride over £11.4 billion foreign aid spend is ‘sadly misplaced’

11th April 2014

The Government has announced that its aim of spending 0.7% of UK national income on foreign aid has been achieved, bringing its overall spend up to £11.4 billion in 2013, a dramatic increase of 30% on the previous year (£8.8 billion).   "Mr Cameron said: "I am proud of the fact that we have taken 0.7% of this year’s GDP and given it to the poorest countries in the world."...


Stuart Agnew MEP appears with Thalidomide survivor in committee meetings (07.14.14)

10th April 2014

Stuart Agnew MEP appears with Thalidomide survivor, Liz Buckle, in committee meetings on 7th April 2014.  Stuart has thrown his support behind the ‘Show Your Hand’ Thalidomide compensation campaign.     AGRI:              http://youtu.be/Lg6XZkV3BQ0    AFCO:             http://youtu.be/Z5PE...


Stuart Agnew MEP: A Personal Involvement with GM Crops (April 2014)

8th April 2014

Stuart Agnew MEP: A Personal Involvement with GM Crops.  To download the report, please go to the 'Research Centre' section of this website.  


UKIP to launch its East of England European Election campaign in Norwich (31.03.14)

26th March 2014

The UK Independence Party is holding the formal launch of its East of England European Election campaign at the Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich NR2 1RQ at 10.30am on Monday 31st March 2014.     Lead candidates, Patrick O’Flynn, UKIP’s Communications Director, Stuart Agnew, its MEP for the East of England and Tim Aker, the Party’s Head of Policy will be outl...


UKIP uncovers TB epidemic at Cambridgeshire vegetable packaging plant

21st March 2014

The Leader of the UKIP Group on Cambridgeshire County Council, Cllr Paul Bullen has discovered that twenty migrant workers at a vegetable packaging plant in Chatteris in Cambridgeshire are suffering with TB and one may even have died from it, though cause of death has yet to be confirmed.   Cllr Bullen said:  “I had been hearing rumours about this and today, I confronted Cambrid...


Video of Stuart Agnew's talk in Shaftesbury - 07.03.14

11th March 2014

Please click on the link below for report and video on Stuart Agnew’s talk in Shaftesbury on 7th March 2014.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yble8WXd4oM&feature=player_embedded


New Agriculture Leaflet - Putting UK farmers first

24th February 2014

For many years, farmers have been told by the Tories and Liberal Democrats that a vote for UKIP is a vote to end their subsidies.  Stuart Agnew MEP has produced a short leaflet designed to be given to farmers, to explain that far from bankrupting them, supporting UKIP could be greatly to their advantage.   The leaflet can be downloaded from this website - please see Aggers in Print ...


Cross-Party Group to call another County Council EGM to Terminate the Willows Incinerator Contract

13th February 2014

A cross-party group of Norfolk County Councillors, led by the UKIP Group Leader, Cllr Toby Coke, is to make a further attempt to terminate the Cory Wheelabrator incinerator contract while the costs are still capped at £26 million by calling another Extraordinary General Meeting of the County Council in early April.   The group, which includes Cllr Tim East (LD), Cllr Andrew Boswell...


UKIP kicks off its Euro campaign in Braintree

10th February 2014

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) is kicking off its European Election campaign in Essex at a public meeting featuring their MEP, Stuart Agnew and the Party’s Head of Policy Tim Aker at 7.30pm on Wednesday 19th February 2014 at the Bocking Arts Theatre, Bocking End, Braintree CM7 9AE.  The meeting is being organised by UKIP’s Central Essex Branch.   Stuart Agnew MEP will ...


How do we know the numbers? Stuart Agnew MEP questions whether migrants arriving from Romania and Bulgaria are being counted

28th January 2014

The East of England UKIP MEP, Stuart Agnew, is raising questions about how we will ever know how many migrants have arrived from Bulgaria and Romania, because he believes immigration officials are not keeping count.   Stuart Agnew MEP said:  “I frequently hear that the numbers of Romanians and Bulgarians arriving in the UK are much lower than the predictions made by UKIP and o...


New poll confirms Great Yarmouth as UKIP target seat

17th December 2013

A new opinion poll carried out by Survation has confirmed UKIP as a front runner in the race to win the Parliamentary seat of Great Yarmouth at the 2015 General Election.  Funded by Alan Bown, a leading UKIP donor, the Poll puts UKIP on 30%, a massive increase in support of 25% since the 2010 General Election, and in second place to Labour with 37%.  Most worryingly for the Conservati...


Romanian Parliament breaks EU law on corruption - Stuart Agnew MEP calls for reciprocal action from the British Government

10th December 2013

The Romanian Parliament on Tuesday (10th December 2013) exempted top politicians and lawyers from corruption crimes, in a move which conflicts with the accession agreements it has signed with the EU.  Stuart Agnew, UKIP’s MEP for the East of England said:  "The Romanian Parliament’s decision to approve laws which compromise their accession agreements, means that our Govern...


Agriculture Commissioner gives MEP unusual assurances on conditions for sheep headage payments (20.11.13)

20th November 2013

Speaking during a debate in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on CAP reform (20.11.13), the UK Independence Party’s agriculture spokesman, Stuart Agnew MEP has drawn an unusual commitment from European Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos.   Mr Agnew challenged a European Commission decision to restrict headage payments on sheep to females, which he described as “misusi...


Stuart Agnew MEP slams EU legislation that imposes 40% gender quotas on company boards

19th November 2013

During a debate in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on gender balancing in companies listed on the stock exchange (19.11.13), UKIP MEP Stuart Agnew has fiercely attacked the EU for attempting to “fight discrimination with more discrimination” which, in the process, “rips up” Habeas Corpus.  The EU is proposing to force companies to have boards containing a quot...


EU’s accounts fail to please the auditors for 19th consecutive year

5th November 2013

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has failed to give the all clear to the EU’s accounts for the 19th consecutive year.  The report finds that there are problems in all main spending areas.   Commenting on the ECA’s report on EU spending in 2012 (€138.6 billion or £116.3 billion), East of England MEP Stuart Agnew said:  “After nearly two decades of ...


The European Commission sucks more than our vacuum cleaners!

4th November 2013

New European Commission regulations mean that the motors in domestic vacuum cleaners will be limited to 1,600W from September 2014 and 900W from 2017.  Reacting to this latest piece of red tape from the European Commission, the UKIP MEP for the East of England Stuart Agnew, said:   “First they came for our light bulbs, then Milk of Magnesia and toilet flushes, now EU officials...


Stuiart Agnew MEP speaks up for UK farmers struggling with EID sheep tagging regulations

4th November 2013

Speaking during a debate in the European Parliament’s agriculture committee meeting in Brussels (4.11.13), the UK Independence Party’s agriculture spokesman, Stuart Agnew MEP spoke up for UK farmers who are struggling to cope with the regulations on electronic tagging of sheep (EID) and who are “hit harder than anybody else.”   Mr Agnew said that there were signif...


Commission to regulate flushing of toilets and urinals (29.10.13)

29th October 2013

Commenting on the European Commission’s new 60 page ‘technical report’ on toilet flushing, following extensive work by a study group, the UKIP MEP for the East of England, Stuart Agnew, said:   “With over 26 million people unemployed in the EU, the European Commission  has decided to concentrate on that vital issue of our time – flushing toilets and uri...


Start Agnew MEP slams culture of fear in British fishing community (22.10.13)

22nd October 2013

During a debate in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (22.10.13), UKIP MEP Stuart Agnew has spoken out against the culture of fear now being generated in the British fishing community by the UK fisheries ministry.   Mr Agnew, who is UKIP’s spokesman on fishing revealed that fishermen were too frightened to attend a recent public meetin...


Report on Tariffs and Quotas - October 2013

8th October 2013

For a copy of my Research Report on Tariffs and Quotas, please contact my office by email at ukipeastadmin@intamail.com and a copy will be emailed to you.


Rural Terrorism in Norfolk

30th September 2013

About 15 years ago I sold my farm on the other side of the county. A public road ran through the length of the farm with a particularly wide verge on one side of it (up to 30 yards in places).   I had always understood the verge to be in my ownership, reinforced in this belief by the fact that I received the Wayleave & Compensation payments for the poles supporting the electricity po...


Stuart Agnew MEP speaks up for nation states having control of regional branding

17th September 2013

Speaking during a debate in the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee on regional branding, in Brussels (17.09.13), East of England UKIP MEP Stuart Agnew has spoken up for the nation states having control over regional quality branding.   Mr Agnew pointed out that under the present system, which he described as “a minefield”, manufacturers seeking regional brandin...


Stuart Agnew MEP raises “Toxic” issue of EU having its own foreign policy and making foreign ministers redundant

9th July 2013

Speaking during a meeting of the European Parliament’s Constitutional Affairs Committee in Brussels (09.07.13), attended by the Lithuanian Deputy Foreign Minister, Vytautas Leskevicius, East of England UKIP MEP Stuart Agnew has raised the “toxic” issue of the EU’s proposed Common Foreign and Security Policy being developed under the Lisbon Treaty and its effect on nation...


Stuart Agnew MEP condemns EU for attempting to distort British democracy in 2014 euro election

5th July 2013

Speaking during a debate in the European Parliament in Strasbourg (03.07.13) on the arrangements for the European Elections next year, East of England UKIP MEP Stuart Agnew has condemned the EU for what he described as: “Another attempt to distort democracy in Britain.”   Mr Agnew, was talking about EU plans to introduce pan-European political parties into the European Electi...


Stuart Agnew MEP accuses French supermarket of trawling endangered species close to extinction

17th June 2013

A British MEP has accused the French supermarket chain, Intermarché of being responsible for bottom trawling some endangered species of fish to the point of extinction, utilising subsidies from the UK taxpayer.  Stuart Agnew, the UKIP MEP, made his charge during a debate on deep sea trawling, in the European Parliament’s fisheries committee (17.06.13).   Mr Agnew referr...


Euro Parliament rejects motion to seek legal opinion on dubious date change for 2014 European Election

21st May 2013

The European Parliament (20.5.13) has rejected a motion put to it by Stuart Agnew MEP (UKIP) on behalf of the Europe of Freedom and Democracy Group, which called for a legal opinion to be obtained to confirm whether bringing forward the date of the 2014 European elections would be lawful.  Mr Agnew’s motion asked for the Plenary vote due this week on the date change (from June to May...


Stuart Agnew MEP slams Commission for dunking a ‘witch’

8th May 2013

The European Commission has today (08.05.13) over-ridden the wishes of the UK government and restricted the use of certain insecticides from the neonicotinoid group.   This action has been taken in response to declines in bee populations.  Many crop experts and farmers are unhappy with the decision and claim that there is insufficient data to confirm that neonicotinoids have anyt...


Good luck to all UKIP candidates

2nd May 2013

My very best wishes to all our candidates today. I wish you every success and I thank you for your courage in putting your heads above the parapet. Particular thanks to those who collected their own signatures for their nominations and campaigned hard.  Thanks also to those who collected signatures for other people. Your hard work deserves a just reward.


Stuart Agnew MEP attacks ‘mad’ EU biofuel policy (24.04.13)

24th April 2013

During a session of the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee on biofuels and fuel quality (24th April 2013), East of England MEP, Stuart Agnew (UKIP) has excoriated the EU’s obsession with biofuel, which takes good arable land out of food production at a time when it is most needed.   Mr Agnew, who is the Party’s spokesman on agriculture, said that EU subsidies ...


Happy St George's Day!

23rd April 2013

Stuart Agnew wishes all of his constituents and members a very Happy St George's Day


Stuart Agnew berates European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee

20th March 2013

Stuart Agnew, the UKIP MEP who recently joined the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee, has intervened during the Committee’s latest session in Brussels on 20th March; to demand that agenda items actually be discussed.  The Committee had spent 45 minutes debating about what to debate.   His frustration clearly showing, Mr Agnew said:  “This meeting has n...


Chaos in European Parliament as President faints and controversial Agri Report is voted through

13th March 2013

Chaos reigned in the European Parliament today (13.03.13)as it struggled to get through a mammoth voting list, which included three major votes on reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.  There was a debate over whether to postpone part of the voting but it was decided by the President of the Parliament, that it should carry on.  He was then taken ill, fainting after asking for a th...


Paterson as “impotent as a bullock or a gelding" in horsemeat scandal

12th March 2013

During a debate in the European Parliament on the horsemeat scandal today (12th March 2013), East of England MEP, Stuart Agnew (UKIP) has described the Secretary of State for Agriculture, Owen Paterson, as being “as impotent as a bullock or a gelding” in attempting to deal with the horsemeat issue.   Mr Agnew, who is the Party’s spokesman on agriculture, pointed out tha...


Decision making on CAP reform “a series of shambolic compromises”

12th March 2013

During a debate in the European Parliament on the reform of the CAP (12th March 2013), East of England MEP, Stuart Agnew (UKIP) has described the decision making behind the planned changes to the policy as: “a series of shambolic compromises.”   Mr Agnew, who is the Party’s spokesman on agriculture, said: “Since the last reform process, two major dynamics have cha...


Stuart Agnew MEP describes European Parliament as an “elected dictatorship”

12th March 2013

In a hard hitting speech during a debate on the 2014 European Elections, in Strasbourg (12th March 2013), East of England MEP, Stuart Agnew (UKIP) has described the European Parliament as “an elected dictatorship”.   Mr Agnew was commenting on proposals for cutting the number of MEPs from some EU member states.  He said: “There can be few better examples of how und...


MEP highlights scandal of solar farm on 900 acres of prime farm land -

22nd February 2013

During a debate in the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee about the challenges of renewable energy (20.02.13), Stuart Agnew, the UKIP MEP and spokesman on agriculture has highlighted the “scandal” of Peterborough City Council’s plan to take 900 acres of prime agricultural land out of food production and replace it with solar panels.   Speaking to fellow MEP...


UKIP MEP tells Cypriot Agriculture Minister some home truths about CAP reform

25th January 2013

Stuart Agnew, the UKIP MEP and spokesman on Agriculture has been telling the Cypriot Agriculture Minister, Sofoclis Aletraris some home truths about the Common Agricultural Policy.In the Agriculture & Rural Development Committee session on 24th January, during a review of the Cypriot Presidency of the EU Council, Mr Agnew gave the Minister a scathing critique of three wasted years discussin...


David Cameron ‘fiddles while the EU burns our country’

23rd January 2013

East of England UKIP MEP, Stuart Agnew has described the Prime Minister’s ‘Europe’ speech as “fiddling while the EU burns our country“. Mr Agnew said: “Whilst I am pleased that the option of coming out of the EU is now openly on the political agenda, Mr Cameron is attempting to sandbag the British people with a re-negotiation which he is not in a position to...


Every MEP in Brussels costs an 'eye watering' THREE times more than MPs in Westminster

14th January 2013

MEPs in Brussels cost three times more than MPs in Westminster, shocking new figures reveal.   The annual bill for a member of the European Parliament is almost £1.8million, compared to £590,000 for politicians in the House of Commons.   Click here to read the full article in the Daily Mail.  


Mark Lynas: Why I became pro-GM

11th January 2013

I want to start with some apologies. For the record, here and upfront, I apologise for having spent several years ripping up GM crops. I am also sorry that I helped to start the anti-GM movement back in the mid-1990s, and that I thereby assisted in demonising an important technological option that can be used to benefit the environment. Click here to read the full article in Farmers Weekly.


MEPs hit out at Peterborough City Council’s plan to build a 900 acre wind/solar farm on prime agricultural land

7th January 2013

Members of the European Parliament representing the East of England and the East Midlands have condemned Peterborough City Council’s plans to eject tenant farmers from 900 acres of prime agricultural land and turn it into a giant solar and wind farm.   Stuart Agnew, the UKIP MEP for the East of England and Party spokesman on agriculture, in whose constituency the project would be b...


Tory District Councillor defects to UKIP

4th January 2013

Mid Suffolk District Councillor, Frank Whittle is the latest politician to desert the Conservative Party and join the UK Independence Party (UKIP). Former Mayor, Cllr Whittle, who represents Stowmarket North, will be standing for re-election in May 2015 under the UKIP banner having grown thoroughly disillusioned with life in the Tory Party.   Commenting on his decision to join UKIP, Cllr...


MEP accuses the EU of 'gesture politics' on welfare of animals in transit

12th December 2012

During a debate in the European Parliament (11.12.12) in Strasbourg, on the protection of animals during transport, Stuart Agnew MEP, the UKIP agriculture spokesman, has accused the EU of 'gesture politics' and called for existing legislation to be more widely enforced rather than new regulations being imposed on British farmers.   Mr Agnew said: "We already have adequate legislation on ...


EU membership “compels us to find homes for travellers says MEP”

12th December 2012

Responding to news of Basildon Council’s decision to give planning approval for a traveller site at Gardiner’s Way, Basildon, East of England MEP, Stuart Agnew has pointed his finger at the EU. “Our membership of the EU compels us to find homes for travellers. As a result of it, we have an open border to over 400 million people. Basildon Council and any other council, for that...


MEP convinces farmers that they don't need the EU

5th December 2012

The Young Farmers Club of Ulster held a debate in the Stormont Parliament on Monday night (3rd December) where Stuart Agnew MEP (UKIP) proposed the motion 'Northern Ireland agriculture could survive outside the EU'. Opposing the motion was Campbell Tweed OBE, the former President of the Northern Ireland Farmers Union.   Before the debate, a secret poll was taken of the audience, which co...


UKIP MEP clashes with German Green MEP over organic farming

21st November 2012

During a debate in the European Parliament (21.11.12) in Strasbourg, on preparations for the European Council, Stuart Agnew MEP, the UKIP agriculture spokesman, challenged the Green spokesman, MEP Helga Trupel, to justify their support for organic farming.   Mr Agnew said: Why do we need organic farming? This is a system of farming that is 50 years out of date. It is a system of farming ...


MEP says EU is “far too big to have a Common Agricultural Policy”

3rd October 2012

While taking part in a European Parliamentary press conference with fellow members of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee in Brussels (2.12.12) Stuart Agnew MEP, the UKIP agriculture spokesman has excoriated the proposed reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), citing his view that “the EU has become far too big to have a CAP.”   He said: “ We are lo...

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