Time for action on “Cinderella” station

Transport authorities should stop dragging their feet and fix the chronic problems at one of Yorkshire’s busiest small stations. That was the conclusion from a site visit to Mirfield Station by Amjad Bashir, MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber and Conservative spokesman on small business in the European Parliament. He was invited to see the station by Kirklees Councillor Martyn …

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Bashir pressure halts Myanmar trade trip

An EU trade mission to Myanmar scheduled for next week has been cancelled following pressure from campaigning MEP Amjad Bashir. The delegation from the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee was due to visit Myanmar to explore a potential expansion of trade agreements with the EU – despite international condemnation of ethnic cleansing there. Mr Bashir, Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and …

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Amjad backs Myanmar warning: trade cannot live with tyranny

Campaigning MEP Amjad Bashir today welcomed an overwhelming vote in the European Parliament demanding that Mayamar should bring an immediate end to the persecution of its Rohingya Muslim minority – or face international sanctions as punishment. Mr Bashir, Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and The Humber, produced a hard-hitting report for the parliament earlier this year on statelessness and plight of …

Image of Jean Claude Juncker. AMjad Bashir discusses the EU.

Blog from Brussels: Juncker’s state of the Union speech

I sat in the European Parliament chamber yesterday as Jean Claude Juncker delivered his so-called State of the Union speech. It left me shocked and relieved in equal measure. Shocked at the scale and speed at which they plan to plough ahead towards a European Superstate. Relieved that Britain is leaving and will not have to be part of a …

Amjad: We need sanctions now to protect oppressed Rohingyas

Campaigning MEP Amjad Bashir is calling for comprehensive international sanctions against Myanmar in response to the persecution of the Rohingya Muslims in the West of the country. An urgent resolution to go before the European Parliament on Thursday will press the European Union to consider all possible means of compelling the Myanmar Burmese authorities to halt the atrocities which have …