Amjad Bashir discusses farming in the UK.

Amjad backs futures market to help dairy farmers

Yorkshire MEP Amjad Bashir is backing a proposed new scheme to strengthen the hand of struggling milk farmers. It involves establishing a futures market in dairy products to reduce the price volatility currently damaging UK dairy producers. The idea, championed by Conservative MEPs, is to be examined by a new EU task force set up to find ways of strengthening …

The Drax power station in Selby. Amjad Bashir MEP discusses Drax.

Amjad critical of EU’s Drax investigation

Yorkshire’s Conservative MEP Amjad Bashir today hit out at the announcement of an EU “state aid” investigation into the future of Drax Power Station. He said the “unhelpful and unwelcome” move could undermine or delay crucial plans to turn the plant near Selby into one of the world’s biggest producers of energy from bio-mass. Mr Bashir said: “I have every …