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 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 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’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 Bashir discusses the EU.

Amjad: New steel jobs blow means EU must act

Today’s announcement by Tata Steel of more than 1,000 job losses in the UK must result in action from the EU which is already overdue, says Conservative MEP Amjad Bashir. Mr Bashir, MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, said the news would be a devastating blow for the communities concerned. He noted that Kay Koehler, chief executive of Tata’s European …