On Saturday I attended the Yorkshire and Humber Conservative Policy Forum, where I was part of a panel discussion on the Northern Powerhouse alongside Stuart Andrew MP and Andrea Jenkyns MP. The panel was chaired by Lord Kirkhope.
This week has been full of bad news for British farmers. On November 9th a committee of experts from EU Member States failed to reach a qualified majority on the decision as to whether to renew the licence on glyphosate, the controversial herbicide.
As the UK delegation’s ECR spokesman on Culture and a member of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Japan, John was particularly interested in author Kazuo Ishiguro winning the Noble Prize for Literature.
The weekend of June 22-25 saw one of the UK’s major festivals taking part at Glastonbury, with world-renowned acts like Radiohead, the XX, Major Lazer, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Justice among many, many others taking the stage.