Portrait of MEP Amjad Bashir in the EP in Strasbourg

Court ruling will change little – let’s get on with Brexit

Now the legal challenge Article 50 is settled, all concerned must make sure the UK keeps its Brexit timetable and starts negotiating this spring. That was the verdict of Conservative MEP Amjad Bashir following today’s Supreme Court ruling upholding a decision that only parliament can invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and begin the two-year Brexit process. Mr Bashir, MEP for Yorkshire …

Amjad Bashir MEP at the EP

Rogers wrong man to negotiate for us

Local MEP Amjad Bashir has welcomed news that Sir Ivan Rogers is resigning as the UK’s ambassador to the EU. Mr Bashir, Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and The Humber, said: “Sir Ivan has a long and distinguished career as a diplomat and senior civil servant, but I always felt he was a little too much in tune with the philosophy …