Nov 11 ~ EU FMD report under threat from "compromise" amendments
We have been informed that Caroline Lucas MEP (Green party) has had "a number of meetings with other members of the Foot an Mouth Committee to try and defeat a number of hostile amendments to the draft report. The report will be voted on on 18 November and the current situation is that a number of the 273 original amendments have been merged into 10 "compromise" amendments, some of which are not satisfactory. Caroline has therefore been meeting with other members of the Committee to ensure that the good amendments, including the 60 or so tabled by Caroline, are voted through and those amendments that would weaken the report are rejected."
It was to be expected that the good sense of the EU draft document would be viciously attacked by those who feel that its recommendations are a public rebuke. We will be watching this with grave interest.