Margot Parker MEP - horrified to read that less than one in every 40 rapes reported to Northamptonshire Police ended up with a suspect being charged

29 October 2018

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I was horrified to read that less than one in every 40 rapes reported to Northamptonshire Police ended up with a suspect being charged.

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Margot Parker MEP - get to grips with so-called 'initiation-style' events

29 October 2018

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It is clear universities have to get to grips with so-called 'initiation-style' events, one of which tragically claimed the life of 20-year-old Ed Farmer.

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Margot Parker MEP - feminine hygiene is not a 'choice'

23 October 2018

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It appears we are still no nearer getting the tax on sanitary products scrapped.
The EU looks set to have certain goods, such as taxes on products like tampons, abolished. This would mean the UK government can then implement a zero rate on these items.
But, in the EU council, this vote has to be decided unanimously. Therefore, if one country vetoes it, then it will not pass.
I understand representatives from one country have not even read the proposal and may be the one to veto it.
As it stands it could be six months or more before we see any progression.
In the UK women are still in 'period poverty' as the the Government is 'not allowed' to lower the VAT rate because of these EU rules, which class sanitary products as 'non-essential'.
What a ridiculous state of affairs - feminine hygiene is not a 'choice'.
Whatever happens in the coming months, once we leave the EU the Government must make good its promise to end this tax immediately.

 

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Margot Parker MEP - Reports indicate nearly 350 babies were found dead in Karachi with 99 per cent of them being girls

9 October 2018

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I was appalled and disgusted to read that hundreds of dead newborn girls have been discovered in Pakistani rubbish dumps.

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Margot Parker MEP - fantastic idea the proposed scheme is to honour Lincoln's historic figures

9 October 2018

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What a fantastic idea the proposed scheme is to honour Lincoln's historic figures and events by erecting blue plaques across the city.

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Margot Parker MEP - shocked at case of Christian mother facing death penalty over blasphemy

8 October 2018

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THE widespread persecution of Christians must stop says MEP Margot Parker.

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Margot Parker MEP - While tied to the EU, the UK still cannot set its own VAT rates

8 October 2018

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Australia has finally scrapped the tampon tax, which is something we in the UK can both applaud and learn from.

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