Thursday, 17 February 2011

Don't depend on EU co-operation to help small businesses

I made this intervention the European Parliament  to highlight the utter nonsense spouted by my fellow MEP's (esp Conservative) who claim that by working the system and co-operation we can make a difference to help our small businesses.

Tory MEP Malcolm Harbour has sponsored a FSB requested Written Declaration. This declaration is more than two months old and has only 184 signatures out of 736 MEPs. Malcolm, Chairman of the influential Internal Market Committee was lowered to send out a begging email yesterday. He has still failed. So much for co-operation from our European friends Malcolm!