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Bashir report on statelessness piles pressure on Myanmar

Campaigning MEP Amjad Bashir has won the overwhelming backing of the European Parliament for his groundbreaking report demanding action on the issue of statelessness in Asia. The report was approved by a plenary sitting of the Parliament in Strasbourg today (Tuesday) following worsening suppression of the world’s largest group of stateless people, the Rohingyas in Myanmar. The vote is expected …

Portrait of MEP Amjad Bashir in the EP in Strasbourg

MEPs back Bashir report on Myanmar

MEPs have backed proposals by Amjad Bashir to challenge Myanmar and end the suffering of stateless people. Today the European Parliament’s influential Foreign Affairs Committee voted in favour of a report by the Conservative MEP calling for unified international action to promote the granting of citizenship to the Rohingya people. The vote came just days after Myanmar’s leaders denied the …

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Amjad raises key human rights issues with UN

The plight of victims of political oppression in Kashmir and Myanmar has been raised at high level talks by campaigning MEP Amjad Bashir. Mr Bashir raised the twin cases of abuse during the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and The Humber was speaking as part of a delegation from …

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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 …

Amjad Bashir with volunteers in Greece.

Amjad rolls up his sleeves for Athens aids effort

Yorkshire MEP Amjad Bashir has joined a charity expedition to aid people left homeless and hungry by the crash of the Greek economy. He arrived in Athens yesterday (Wedesday) with more than 30 volunteers from the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe (ACRE) under the banner of its social action initiative Project Maja. The financial crisis which started nearly 10 …

Amjad: Brexit “negotiatior” announcement must be challenged

An attempt to declare Belgian federalist Guy Verhofstadt as the European Parliament’s Brexit negotiator should be challenged and put to all 751 MEPs, a Yorkshire and Humber MEP said today. Conservative MEP Amjad Bashir spoke out after the parliament’s President Martin Schulz today tried to appoint the leader of the fourth largest group in the parliament as the institution’s sole …

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Amjad: Funding guarantee from Treasury vindicates Brexit vote

Yorkshire and Humber MEP Amjad Bashir has welcomed news that EU funding for farmers, scientists and other projects will be replaced by the Treasury in the period immediately after Brexit. The Conservative MEP, who campaigned for a Leave vote in the EU referendum, spoke out after Chancellor Philip Hammond said the Treasury would guarantee to back EU-funded projects signed before this …

Portrait of MEP Amjad Bashir in the EP in Strasbourg

Amjad: Chinese investment shows we will prosper outside EU

A massive £1 billion investment in South Yorkshire is proof that Britain will boom outside the EU, according to a prominent Leave campaigner. Amjad Bashir, Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, today welcomed the investment from China which will fund key regeneration projects in Sheffield. He said:  “EU funding is not the only game in town, despite the scare …

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Amjad slams costly farce of EU super-hero film

Eurosceptic MEP Amjad Bashir has condemned a bizarre EU video depicting leading Brussels officials as superheroes. The Conservative MEP for Yorkshire and The Humber said the two minute animation, produced and posted online by the European Parliament’s authorities was “a farcical waste of cash”. It shows a range of EU figures, including European Parliament President Martin Schulz and Commission President …