Map of the Northern Powerhouse. Amjad Bashir discusses the Northern Powerhouse.

Leave EU & we can really get the Northern Powerhouse going

Leaving the EU would let Britain put a game-changing level of investment into the Northern Powerhouse, a regional MEP is urging. Amjad Bashir, Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, said not paying into the EU would free vast sums of public money which could be diverted to supercharge the North of England’s vital transport and communication projects. He pointed to the £19.6 billion paid into the EU …

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 …