Anneliese Dodds MEP

The South East's Voice in Europe

Anneliese's Video Blogs

Here are a selection of my vlogs I've recorded to update you on my work in the European Parliament, and my views on a range of political issues. 

EU Nationals

What will happen to the many EU citizens who are currently living in the UK- and to Brits living elsewhere in the EU? Will they be allowed to stay after Brexit? Will they continue to enjoy the same rights that they enjoy today?

The Leave campaign promised that EU citizens already resident here would be allowed to stay, but instead their futures are hanging in the balance. Both I and the rest of the Labour Party have been clear: it would be at odds with our values to kick people out of our country when they have chosen to set up home here, to start families here and contribute to our society. Treating existing EU migrants fairly would also remove a major blockage to obtaining a good Brexit deal from the rest of the EU.

Sadly, this is not a view shared by Theresa May. She seems to think that these people can be used as bargaining chips in the upcoming negotiations - that their lives are just like tariffs or budget contributions: just another thing to put on the table to barter with our EU partners.

Instead she must give a proper and serious guarantee to these EU citizens, and give concrete protection to their rights to live and work in the UK.


Britons living in the EU 

Here are my thoughts on the Guardian's exclusive on Britons living in the EU facing a Brexit backlash, according to a leaked document.

Read the Guardian story here:…/uk-treatm…


Brexit and Financial Services 


As we get closer to the triggering of Article 50 and the start of Brexit negotiations, it is really important that we are well prepared and know what we want in each major area of UK policy. Today I have published a paper setting out how I think we might be able to negotiate the best possible deal in the area of financial services. 

While there is rightly a lot of anger at this sector for the role it played in the 2008 crash, we also have to acknowledge that it plays a major role in our economy and helps fund thousands of businesses which employ millions of people. 

I think we can create a 'New Deal for Financial Services' that will encourage these firms to uphold the highest possible regulatory standards, and serve wider society in return for getting continued access to EU markets. 

You can find out more about this New Deal by watching my video below. And if you'd like to read the full paper, you can find it at:…


Article 50 explainer- What is it? 



A quick summary video focusing on Article 50, and what the Supreme Court case meant. 


Theresa May Fires Starting Gun In Trade War.



"If Theresa May stays on this course, it will end badly for everyone."


My reaction to Theresa May's Brexit speech



My reaction to Theresa May's Brexit speech

Interview with Professor David Little
UK Scientists are increasingly worried about their long term funding for vital projects. Professor David Little joined me in Brussels last week and shared some of the great work he’s done using EU Funding. He shares my concerns about planning for long term projects without financial support, and that is why I’m calling on the government to guarantee funding proposals past the triggering of Article 50.

My view for Brexit 



My focus as a Member of the European Parliament is to fight for the best deal for Britain.


Workers' Rights



As we leave the EU, we could lose some of our hard-earned workers’ rights. We can't let Brexit be an excuse for a race to the bottom.


Parental Rights



I’m grateful for the parental rights given to me by EU law. We need to fight hard to make sure that we don’t lose them and get the best deal for Britain.





The Erasmus scheme has helped thousands of students to study abroad. We shouldn’t lose this opportunity because of Brexit and should fight for it to be included in the best deal for Britain.


Calais refugee crisis



Important debate about the situation in Calais in the EP. When I visited the Calais camp, the poverty and desperation there was shocking.

It is important that the British government works more closely with French authorities to address security concerns and fulfils its obligation to help vulnerable refugee children who have a legitimate connection to the UK, which it so far has failed to do.
Along with industrial action at Calais, the refugee crisis caused, and continues to cause, major problems for those using the port of Dover and those who live and work in its surrounding area.


Bahama leak



Inside the chamber behind me, the European Parliament is discussing the Bahamas leaks. Another set of papers showing how tax havens have helped some of the super-rich and super-corrupt, hide their funds from the tax man. The EU is pushing ahead with measures against tax evasion and aggressive avoidance, while the Tory government fails to act.


Apple Tax Avoidance 



The European Commission stood up for Irish taxpayers by forcing Apple to pay back €13bn in unpaid tax to the Irish Government. I’m calling on the British Government to pledge that it won’t use Brexit as an excuse to turn our country into a tax haven that undercuts the EU.


Anneliese makes the case for voting Remain



Tomorrow the country will go to the polls to make the biggest political decision in a generation: whether to remain in the EU. If we vote to leave, that’s it - there’s no second chance. That means that this isn’t just a decision about our own future, but about the future for our children and our grandchildren. I want them to be able to enjoy the same freedoms and benefits that we’ve had through our membership of the EU, that’s why I’ll be voting remain on the 23rd.


Anneliese Dodds MEP speaking on tax avoidance.



Today I spoke in the parliament on how we can tackle tax avoidance and evasion in the EU by working with our partners in Europe. By sharing information across borders and taking collective action, we can close the loopholes that happen when countries have different approaches to tackling tax dodging. I supported the report in the Parliament today and call on George Osborne and others to make this Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive as ambitious as possible.


Country by country reporting and corporate tax transparency



Anneliese calls to toughen the rules about commodities speculation 



Debating Europe's response to the refugee crisis 



We need to tackle the root cause of the refugee crisis



I'm Voting Yes 



Combating tax dodging 



Votes at 16 



My Strasbourg update, June 2015 



Labour's priorities for EU Reform



My Strasbourg update, May 2015 



Welcoming new members to the Labour Party 



European Commission's 'tax transparency package'



My Strasbourg update, March 2015 



Tax Justice 



Combating tax evasion 



Questioning Competition Commissioner over LuxLeaks 



Pierre Moscovici hearing 



Lord Hill's hearing 




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