Amjad Bashir MEP speaks on air pollution

Air pollution breaches show Leeds is not alone in facing challenges

The European Commission has sent a final warning to five EU countries, including the UK, regarding persistent breaches of nitrogen dioxide in 16 air quality zones. Commissioners raised concerns over high levels of air pollution in cities including Leeds, London, Birmingham, and Glasgow. Yorkshire Conservative MEP Amjad Bashir said: “Pollution comes from economic success. That is why five major European economies are all …

Amjad Bashir MEP at the EP

Amjad challenges Indian Ambassador over Kashmir

Conservative MEP Amjad Bashir issued an impassioned challenge last night to India’s Ambassador to the EU over human rights in Kashmir during a debate in the European Parliament. Mr Bashir, MEP for Yorkshire and The Humber, told Manjeev Singh Puri he hugely admired India for claiming her place on the world stage, but warned that her treatment of the native …