Christina Sheila JORDAN : Written explanations of vote 

Members can submit a written explanation of their vote in plenary. Rule 194

Periods of application of Regulation (EU) 2019/501 and Regulation (EU) 2019/502 ( - Karima Delli)  
 

. ‒ The Brexit party voted in favour of this urgency procedure. The report seeks to ensure that air and road travel is not disrupted in case of no deal Brexit, updating the date of implementation to take into account the seven months extension. The Brexit party voted in favour as we support bringing forward this report in order to prepare for Brexit.

Eurojust and Serbia Cooperation Agreement (A9-0009/2019 - Juan Fernando López Aguilar)  
 

The Brexit Party have voted to abstain on this report. Whilst data exchanges and cooperation, particularly for the purpose of combatting serious crime, are very important we do not support this being facilitated at EU level. However, if the sovereign nation of Serbia wishes to participate it would not be appropriate to block their decision. Therefore, as we support the underlying principle of cooperation and data sharing to combat serious crime, but not the EU facilitating it, we felt that abstaining was most suitable.

Adjustments to the amounts mobilised from the Flexibility Instrument for 2019 to be used for migration, refugee inflows and security threats (A9-0013/2019 - John Howarth)  
 

The Brexit Party voted in favour of this budgetary proposal. The original Commission proposal was to reduce a payment plan for future EU spending in the field of migration and security. This proposal was linked to the Draft Amending Budget Number 4, which should have led to a reduction in Member States’ contributions; however, a Labour MEP managed to make amendments to reverse this. In this case, however, the proposition was to support the original proposal to cut EU funding, not the amendments by the rapporteur, so we voted in favour.

Objection pursuant to Rule 112: Active substances, including flumioxazine (B9-0103/2019)  
 

The Brexit party abstained on this motion for resolution on active substances including flumioxazine. The report criticises the Commission, as they continue to extend regulated acts on allowing this substance when there are concerns as to how safe it is. The Brexit party believe that the Commission should not act in an undemocratic way without being held accountable; however, we cannot support the motion as it also calls on the Commission to create new legislation.

Objection pursuant to Rule 112: Genetically modified maize MZHG0JG (SYN-ØØØJG-2) (B9-0107/2019)  
 

I voted against this resolution because it should be a decision made at nation state level and not by the EU for all 28 Member States.

Objection pursuant to Rule 112: Genetically modified soybean A2704-12 (ACS-GMØØ5-3) (B9-0105/2019)  
 

I voted against this resolution because it should be a decision made at nation state level and not by the EU for all 28 Member States.

Objection pursuant to Rule 112: Genetically modified maize MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 88017 × 59122 × DAS-40278-9 and genetically modified maize combining two, three or four of the single events MON 89034, 1507, MON 88017, 59122 and DAS-40278-9 (B9-0106/2019)  
 

I voted against this resolution because it should be a decision made at nation state level and not by the EU for all 28 Member States.

Foreign electoral interference and disinformation in national and European democratic processes (B9-0108/2019, B9-0111/2019)  
 

The Brexit Party has voted against this non-legislative resolution. The Brexit Party wholeheartedly supports free and fair elections, free speech and democratic accountability. These principles, in part, are integral in our cause to leave the European Union. We believe that reports of Russian electoral interference have already been exposed as baseless propaganda in order to shut down debate and discredit legitimate democratic exercises, such as the UK referendum. Furthermore, the Brexit Party voted against the third amendment because it maliciously – and incorrectly – stated that the Leave.eu campaign received funding from foreign actors despite the National Crime Agency clearing Leave.eu of these allegations in September.

Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 and own resources: time to meet citizens' expectations (B9-0110/2019, B9-0112/2019, B9-0113/2019)  
 

The Brexit Party voted against this non-legislative, non-binding resolution. The Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) is the long-term budget for the EU. The resolution called for an MFF of over €1.3 trillion and more EU action and funding in areas such as defence, climate change, migration, foreign affairs to name a few. They will also be seeking to phase out national rebates and bring in new ways to fund the EU budget such as ‘Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base’ and a single use plastic tax.

Employment and social policies of the euro area (A9-0016/2019 - Yana Toom)  
 

The Brexit Party has voted to abstain on this non-legislative report. Whilst we fully support many sentiments of this report, such as the need to tackle unemployment, poverty and inequalities, we oppose the EU’s vision on how to resolve these issues. Moreover, with Brexit on the horizon and the fact that the report largely focusses on the euro area, which the UK is not part of, it felt more appropriate to abstain on this vote.

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