Tampon tax: Outside the EU we could set our own VAT rules and act immediately

Tampon tax: Outside the EU we could set our own VAT rules and act immediately

“Outside the EU we could set our own VAT rules and act immediately rather than beg for EU concessions that could take years to implement. David Cameron having to plead for change just shows how weak and dependent he is on the EU.  Let’s vote to get out in June and control our own affairs.

Monday, 21 March 2016 Written by: Louise Bours Posted in: Press releases, March, Newsroom, 2016, Women's Rights and Gender Equality, Louise Bours

Stop forced marriage, not unequal boardrooms

Stop forced marriage, not unequal boardrooms

The EU should stop wasting time trying to define what a woman is and do more to tackle more serious gender issues like female genital mutilation – says UKIP Health Spokesman Louise Bours MEP. In a speech at the European Parliament, the MEP accused the commission of trying to force their view of what a woman is on the wider public and organisations within member states, by introducing boardroom gender quotas and sanctioning companies that don’t comply with their required gender balance.

Thursday, 08 October 2015 Written by: Louise Bours Posted in: Press releases, Newsroom, 2015, October, Women's Rights and Gender Equality, Louise Bours

UKIP vote against EU propaganda - Labour vote to paint in the woods

UKIP vote against EU propaganda - Labour vote to paint in the woods

UKIP's campaign against taxpayer-funded EU propaganda was bizarrely opposed by a Labour MEP -  who defended the use of public money for an 'artists' cooperative' in the mountains of Northern Germany. The stunning justification for the EU's vast 'cultural budget' - long a tool to fund pro-EU propaganda from the public purse - came after newly-elected UKIP MEP for the North West Louise Bours ridiculed how these funds are spent.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 Written by: Louise Bours Posted in: Press releases, Newsroom, Culture and Education, 2014, July, Louise Bours