Rebecca Taylor was MEP for Yorkshire and Humber from 2012-2014. To see Rebecca's latest activity, you can follow her on Twitter at @rtaylor_libdem.

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No Turkey is not joining the EU anytime soon

In a clear attempt to avoid talking about the economy (after Gove “the clever one” came up with #Let’sBeAlbania and it tanked. Badly.), Leave campaigners returned to their favourite #ProjectFear by scaremongering that staying in the EU will see the UK …

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David Cameron’s EUnormas challenge

As a consequence of his abject failure to stand up to his own right wing Eurosceptic bankbenchers, David Cameron has given himself the greatest challenge of his political life: how to avoid going down in history as the Prime Minister who oversaw the…

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The poisonous climate of racism/xenophobia UKIP rhetoric creates

This morning an ex-flatmate of mine, a Yorkshire girl of Indian heritage (UK born and raised British citizen), had a very unpleasant experience on her commute to work. Two older men were sat near her on the train talking loudly about how they were goin…

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MEPs welcome funding boost for Yorkshire project

Yorkshire & Humber Liberal Democrat MEPs Edward McMillan-Scott and Rebecca Taylor have welcomed €300m EU funding for Yorkshire’s White Rose carbon capture and storage (CCS) project. The pioneering project in Selby, North Yorkshire qualified for a grant under a scheme …

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Rebecca Taylor: Greater corporate transparency on the way thanks to the EU

Rebecca Taylor, Lib Dem MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, has successfully pushed through measures that will lead to better transparency for large companies. The European Parliament adopted rules that will require around 6000 large companies across Europe to report …

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MEPs vote to scrap mobile roaming charges in EU by December 2015

The European Parliament has voted to scrap mobile roaming charges in the EU by December 2015 following a successful campaign by Liberal Democrat MEPs. Current EU caps on roaming charges have saved consumers across the EU an estimated £8bn since …

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Cutting energy bills: Liberals and Democrats push for a “New Deal” for consumers.

Cutting energy bills: Liberals and Democrats push for a "New Deal" for consumers.
The European Parliament has today adopted a report pressing for a new deal for energy consumers across the EU, to improve consumer choice, information, transparency and to increase the EU-wide deployment of ICT, which can reduce energy use and household bills. 

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Medical Devices: EU deal will improve patient safety, reduce bureaucracy

The European Parliament and European Council last night reached a political agreement on the Medical Device Regulation and the In-Vitro Medical Device Regulation, which have been under negotiation since 2012. The new regulations update ex…

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Nadiya Savchenko is free, but the rule of law in Russia still has a long way to go

The Ukrainian pilot and Member of Parliament, Nadiya Savchenko, has been freed today by Russian President, Vladimir Putin, as part of a prisoner swap between Moscow and Kiev; two alleged Russian agents have in turn been pardoned by Presid…

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