Amjad Bashir discusses tolls

Foreign lorry toll is fair and must stay, argues Amjad

Conservative MEP Amjad Bashir today condemned a move by Brussels to target Britain over new rules to protect our hauliers from unfair competition. He spoke out after the EU Commission launched a legal challenge over Britain’s introduction two years ago of a road toll for trucks driving to Britain from Europe. Britain introduced the toll in April 2014 after complaining …

Amjad Bashir at birthday celebrations for the Queen

Yorkshire Muslims honour Queen at 90

Yorkshire Muslims gathered in Bradford yesterday (Thursday) to mark the 90th birthday of the Queen. Amjad Bashir, Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, led the celebrations in singing birthday greetings to the monarch and sharing a specially-made cake, emblazoned with the union flag. Mr Bashir said: “There is great fondness for our Queen as head of state of our …

Amjad Bashir shares his thoughts on the NFU.

Amjad: National Farmers’ Union have it all wrong over the EU

Conservative MEP Amjad Bashir has hit out at the National Farmers Union for backing the remain campaign in the EU referendum. He said the decision was “illogical and unhelpful”. Mr Bashir spoke out after the union, which has 55,000 members in England and Wales, joined the referendum ‘in” camp, saying that “the interests of farmers are best served by our continuing membership.” The …

Amjad Bashir discusses Tata Steel.

Amjad hails Scunthorpe’s best news in years: Tata Steel Sold

Amjad Bashir, Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and The Humber, has welcomed today’s announcement of a deal by Tata Steel to sell its Scunthorpe steel works as a going concern. He said: “This is quite simply the best news Scunthorpe has had in years. “It means not only that 4,000 jobs jobs there are directly secured, but we can now breathe …

Amjad Bashir discusses a meeting concerning the EU

Amjad hosts packed Yorkshire referendum meeting

More than 200 people packed a Yorkshire venue today for an information event about the European Union and the forthcoming referendum. The event at the Carllise Business Centre in Manningham, Bradford, was organised by Amjad Bashir, Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and The Humber. As well as Mr Bashir, speakers included the high-profile Conservative MEP for the South East of England …

Amjad Bashir MEP discusses Tata Steel.

Amjad: Steel crisis shows why we must be free of the EU

Britain would be better-placed to tackle the steel crisis if we were outside the EU, Conservative MEP Amjad Bashir is arguing. He said: “The crisis in this key industry is a threat to our national standing and a tragedy for the workers and communities involved. But the sobering truth is that the damage could be minimised – possibly avoided altogether – if we …

Amjad Bashir MEP at the EP

Amjad: We must show terrorists they will never win

Amjad Bashir, Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and The Humber, has issued the following statement from Brussels in the wake of the terrorist bombings there: “Today’s events in Brussels have been truly shocking. Words seem inadequate to describe the disgust we all feel at such atrocities, and our deep sympathy for the victims and their loved ones. “The people who perpetrated this foul crime can …

Amjad’s stern warning to EU Commission Drax inquiry

Yorkshire MEP Amjad Bashir has written to the European Commission warning that it is overstepping its powers in its state-aid investigation of power company Drax. He told the Commission’s Director General for Competition that the department was wrong to include potential impact in the United States within the cope of its probe. And he also warned of potential damage to …

Amjad: Drax study should be heeded – for the public’s sake

Conservative MEP Amjad Bashir has hailed a report published today as “potentially a major breakthrough” in building a future for Drax Power Station based on biomass fuel. The MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber said: “This well thought-through report finally debunks some of the myths about wind and solar power, and reveals the true cost of these alternatives for renewable …

Amjad urges shoppers to back Bradford’s businesses

Conservative MEP, Amjad Bashir, has urged Bradford’s shoppers to back small businesses in the city, following a visit to local Bicycle shop, Pennine Cycles. Amjad made the visit following his recent appointment as the Conservative Party’s spokesman on Small and Medium sized Enterprises, in the European Parliament. Pennine Cycles, owned by husband and wife duo Paul and Sandra Corcoran, is …