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Report Number: 12280 Date: 23/10/2014

Title: Raw: JTI Gallaher Staff 'Must Receive' EU Help (3 of 3)

Of interest to: Northern Ireland

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Following reports 12278 and 12278 (available at www.radioep.com) raw audio of the full interview with Diane Dodds MEP (Democratic Unionist Party, Northern Ireland) is available for download below.

Interviewee: Diane Dodds MEP (Democratic Unionist Party, Northern Ireland)

Duration: 2 minutes 3 seconds

Out-words: this matter.

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Report Number: 12279 Date: 23/10/2014

Title: JTI Gallaher Staff 'Must Receive' EU Help (2 of 3)

Of interest to: Northern Ireland

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A Northern Ireland MEP's blaming the EU for JTI Gallaher’s decision to close its factory in Ballymena.

More than 850 jobs look set to go at the plant, with operations potentially moved to Eastern Europe.

The company said the European Union’s Tobacco Products Directive has had a direct impact on their site.

The DUP’s Diane Dodds says that means Brussels now has a responsibility to help those affected:

Interviewee: Diane Dodds MEP (Democratic Unionist Party, Northern Ireland)

Duration: 0 minutes 20 seconds

Out-words: Northern Ireland.

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Report Number: 12278 Date: 23/10/2014

Title: JTI Gallaher Staff 'Must Receive' EU Help (1 of 3)

Of interest to: Northern Ireland

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The EU has a responsibility to help those hit by JTI Gallaher closing its Ballymena factory, according to one of our MEPs.

Diane Dodds says the job losses are a direct result of the European Union’s Tobacco Products Directive.

During a speech to the European Parliament this morning, the DUP MEP said it would be perverse if regional funding from Europe was then used to pay for new factories elsewhere.

She says Brussels has a duty to offer support to those facing the loss of their livelihood:

Interviewee: Diane Dodds MEP (Democratic Unionist Party, Northern Ireland)

Duration: 0 minutes 19 seconds

Out-words: local economy.

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Report Number: 12277 Date: 23/10/2014

Title: Raw: South West Jobs ‘Delivered By EU’ (3 of 3)

Of interest to: South West

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Following reports 12275 and 12276 (available at www.radioep.com) raw audio of the full interview with Clare Moody MEP (Labour, South West) is available for download below.

Interviewee: Clare Moody MEP (Labour, South West)

Duration: 3 minutes 9 seconds

Out-words: five years.

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Report Number: 12276 Date: 23/10/2014

Title: South West Jobs ‘Delivered By EU’ (2 of 3)

Of interest to: South West

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A South West MEP’s hailing EU money for bringing jobs and investment to our region.

Labour’s Clare Moody was among the speakers at the parliament as the European Union’s latest budget was passed.

She says the focus for the funding package is boosting economies and supporting research projects and small businesses:

Interviewee: Clare Moody MEP (Labour, South West)

Duration: 0 minutes 18 seconds

Out-words: side of things.

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Report Number: 12275 Date: 23/10/2014

Title: South West Jobs ‘Delivered By EU’ (1 of 3)

Of interest to: South West

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Jobs are being created and research is better funded in the South West because of the EU, according to one of our MEPs.

It comes as the European Union passes its latest budget, with a focus on boosting the economy and helping small-to-medium sized businesses.

Labour’s Clare Moody was among the speakers during the debate.

She says the likes of Bristol’s National Composites Centre and the region's super-fast broadband projects have Brussels to thank for their development:

Interviewee: Clare Moody MEP (Labour, South West)

Duration: 0 minutes 15 seconds

Out-words: come directly.

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Report Number: 12274 Date: 24/10/2014

Title: Raw: Should We Extend Daylight Savings Time? (3 of 3)

Of interest to: London

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Following reports 12272 and 12273 (available at www.radioep.com) raw audio of the full interview with Seb Dance MEP (Labour, London) is available for download below.

Interviewee: Seb Dance MEP (Labour, London)

Duration: 4 minutes 34 seconds

Out-words: the United States.

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Report Number: 12273 Date: 24/10/2014

Title: Should We Extend Daylight Savings Time? (2 of 3)

Of interest to: London

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There are calls for us to look at extending Daylight Savings Time, as we prepare to put our clocks back for winter.

Although the UK returns to Greenwich Mean Time early on Sunday morning, the USA doesn’t leave its summer time period until November.

It’s claimed aligning ourselves with the American dates could see energy savings and a fall in road accidents.

Seb Dance, London Labour MEP, is asking the European Commission to consider the idea:

NOTE TO EDITORS: More information on Mr Dance’s question to the European Commission is available here: http://bit.ly/1zkg43I

Interviewee: Seb Dance MEP (Labour, London)

Duration: 0 minutes 21 seconds

Out-words: at 8pm.

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Report Number: 12272 Date: 24/10/2014

Title: Should We Extend Daylight Savings Time? (1 of 3)

Of interest to: London

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As we get ready to turn the clocks back this weekend, there’s debate over whether we should extend Daylight Savings Time.

London MEP Seb Dance’s asking the European Commission if they’ve looked at aligning our dates with the USA.

In 2007, the States extended their summer time period by three weeks.

Mr Dance, a Labour MEP, says it would bring various benefits:

NOTE TO EDITORS: More information on Mr Dance’s question to the European Commission is available here: http://bit.ly/1zkg43I

Interviewee: Seb Dance MEP (Labour, London)

Duration: 0 minutes 13 seconds

Out-words: positive benefits.

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Report Number: 12271 Date: 23/10/2014

Title: Cymraeg: Welsh Farmers ‘Should Get Bullfighter Money’ (1 of 1)

Of interest to: Wales

Script details:
Following reports 12268-12270 (available at www.radioep.com) Welsh language audio of Jill Evans ASE (Plaid Cymru, Cymru/Wales) is available for download below.

Interviewee: Jill Evans ASE/MEP (Plaid Cymru, Cymru/Wales)

Duration: 1 minutes 45 seconds

Out-words: {yn Gymraeg}

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Report Number: 12270 Date: 23/10/2014

Title: Raw: Welsh Farmers ‘Should Get Bullfighter Money’ (3 of 3)

Of interest to: Wales

Script details:
Following reports 12268 and 12269 (available at www.radioep.com) raw audio of the full interview with x () is available for download below.

Interviewee: Jill Evans MEP (Plaid Cymru, Wales)

Duration: 3 minutes 23 seconds

Out-words: win the day.

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Report Number: 12269 Date: 23/10/2014

Title: Welsh Farmers ‘Should Get Bullfighter Money’ (2 of 3)

Of interest to: Wales

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There are calls for farms in Wales to benefit from money currently given to bullfighters.

The European Union's being criticised for giving subsidies to farms which breed bulls to fight.

Plaid Cymru MEP, Jill Evans, instead wants that money to go to farmers here.

She says others elsewhere in Europe are unfairly benefiting from EU payments:

NOTE TO EDITORS: More information about the campaign to end EU subsidies for bullfighters is available here: http://bit.ly/1CUt7p0

Interviewee: Jill Evans MEP (Plaid Cymru, Wales)

Duration: 0 minutes 19 seconds

Out-words: strongly about.

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Report Number: 12268 Date: 23/10/2014

Title: Welsh Farmers ‘Should Get Bullfighter Money’ (1 of 3)

Of interest to: Wales

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Welsh farmers should be getting European money which has been helping bullfighters, according to one of our MEPs.

The European Parliament’s voted on continuing subsidies for farms as part of the Common Agricultural Policy.

But that means some funds are given to those who breed bulls specifically for fighting.

Jill Evans, Plaid Cymru MEP, is calling for that money instead to be diverted to struggling food producers:

NOTE TO EDITORS: More information about the campaign to end EU subsidies for bullfighters is available here: http://bit.ly/1CUt7p0

Interviewee: Jill Evans MEP (Plaid Cymru, Wales)

Duration: 0 minutes 19 seconds

Out-words: to see ended.

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Report Number: 12267 Date: 22/10/2014

Title: New European Commission Backed By MEPs (1 of 1)

Of interest to: All Constituencies

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The European Union’s new Commission has been backed by MEPs.

Led by Jean-Claude Juncker, the 28 person team of commissioners has one member from each EU country.

The European Commission is the arm of the EU which drafts laws and makes sure existing rules are followed.

The vote in favour at the European Parliament means they can begin work next month.

UKIP leader, Nigel Farage, believes Mr Juncker will offer Britain concessions to convince us to stay in the EU:

Interviewee: Nigel Farage MEP (UK Independence Party leader)

Duration: 0 minutes 20 seconds

Out-words: common market.

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Report Number: 12266 Date: 22/10/2014

Title: Raw: 'UKIP Calypso' Song Withdrawn By DJ (2 of 2)

Of interest to: All Constituencies

Script details:
Following report 12265 (available at www.radioep.com) raw audio of the full interview with Nigel Farage MEP (UK Independence Party leader) is available for download below.

Interviewee: Nigel Farage MEP (UK Independence Party leader)

Duration: 2 minutes 22 seconds

Out-words: destination here.

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