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Claude Moraes MEP

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Claude MoraesClaude Moraes is Labour Member of the European Parliament for London and Deputy Leader of the European Parliamentary Labour Party (EPLP).

First elected to the European Parliament in 1999, Claude was the first  Asian origin MEP. He was reelected in 2009 where he led the London list.

In July 2014 he was elected Chairman of the European Parliament's Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE). Claude was previously Director of JCWI, the national migration and refugee charity and Chief Executive of the Immigrants' Aid Trust.

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Article: Don't threaten to cut intelligence ties in Brexit talks, UK warned

Posted: Tuesday 28 Feb 2017
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British MEP says it is not feasible to threaten to withdraw security cooperation following veiled warnings from Theresa May

The British government should steer clear of using Britain’s crime-fighting and espionage expertise as a bargaining chip in Brexit negotiations, a leading MEP has said.

Claude Moraes, a Labour MEP for London, who chairs the European Parliament’s influential civil liberties, justice and home affairs committee, said the UK would not be able to withdraw from cooperation on security and defence, because working with European neighbours benefitted both sides.


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Other News: “End the uncertainty” call from European Parliament as MEPs and Lords debate citizens’ rights ...

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Ahead of a debate today in the European Parliament on the rights of EU citizens living in the UK, Labour MEPs have urged the British government to give them peace of mind by upholding their rights to remain in the UK after Brexit. The European Parliament debate takes place at the same time as the House of Lords debates amendments on citizens’ rights in the Brexit bill.

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Other News: MEPs in Lebanon: funding alone will not solve the crisis, better resettlement tools are needed...

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With around 1.5 million refugees fleeing to Lebanon since the start of the war in Syria, it is clear that the situation in the country is untenable and that substantial help is needed to avoid a complete breakdown, not only in terms of financial assistance, but also through improved resettlement tools, says Civil Liberties Committee Chair Claude Moraes, who this week headed a delegation to Beirut.

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