Protectionist vote will hit business

Measures which would have made it easier for companies to work across the European Union have been rejected today in a move branded protectionist by West Midlands MEP Dan Dalton.

Brexit Briefing No.30 – Too much talk?

This week has seen a lull in high-level Brexit talks between the UK and the EU, although technical negotiations took place on the withdrawal agreement behind the scenes.

Dan: Tariffs are not the answer to steel oversupply

West Midlands MEP Dan Dalton condemned President Trump's steel and aluminium tariffs at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, and stated that UK industry would need protecting from the consequences of the President's decision.

Dan appointed to Pesticides Review

West Midlands MEP Dan Dalton is asking for input on pesticides policy from farmers and other stakeholders in the West Midlands after he was appointed to a special committee reviewing EU pesticides policy.  

Brexit Briefing No.29 - Trade-offs

The last few days have seen some significant developments. The UK Prime Minister Theresa May set out a comprehensive plan for a new UK/EU relationship, to which the EU gave an initial response. The opening salvos of a potential new US/EU trade war were fired.

My take on PM's Brexit Speech

The Prime Minister’s speech today was spot on and provided a lot of detail. It outlined a framework for a partnership agreement which is really the only viable path forward. If this was the final agreement I believe it would work for both the EU & UK.

Here’s my take on it: