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Report Number: 30309 Date: 12/12/2017

Title: Raw: EU won't ban kebabs, says MEP (2 of 2)

Of interest to: East Midlands

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Following report 30308 (available at www.radioep.eu) raw audio of the full interview with Rory Palmer MEP (Labour, East Midlands) is available for download below

Interviewee: Rory Palmer MEP (Labour, East Midlands)

Duration: 2 minutes 41 seconds

Out-words: Healthy as possible

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Report Number: 30308 Date: 12/12/2017

Title: EU won't ban kebabs, says MEP (1 of 2)

Of interest to: East Midlands

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An East Midlands MEP has rejected claims the EU is trying to ban kebabs.

A vote this week in the European Parliament will decide whether phosphate can be added to kebab meat. At the moment it isn't allowed.

The food industry has been pushing to allow the additive claiming it will help improve the meat. The Conservatives are supportive.

But Labour MEP, Rory Palmer, wants to keep the ban. He is worried that phosphate may be bad for our health and will lead to fake meat on the market.

Interviewee: Rory Palmer MEP (Labour, East Midlands)

Duration: 0 minutes 25 seconds

Out-words: Not really meat at all

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Report Number: 30307 Date: 4/12/2017

Title: Raw: Labour wants Scotland to get NI deal (2 of 2)

Of interest to: Scotland

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Following report 30306 (available at www.radioep.eu) raw audio of the full interview with Catherine Stihler MEP (Labour, Scotland) is available for download below

Interviewee: Catherine Stihler MEP (Labour, Scotland)

Duration: 4 minutes 31 seconds

Out-words: To the British taxpayer

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Report Number: 30306 Date: 4/12/2017

Title: Labour wants Scotland to get NI deal (1 of 2)

Of interest to: Scotland

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Scotland should get a special brexit deal too - that's according to Labour. Theresa May is in Brussels apparently doing a deal which will allow Brexit talks to move forward. It's understood that includes giving Northern Ireland special status to keep "regulatory alignment" with the EU. Labour MEP, Catherine Stihler says that means staying in or close to the EU's single market, something she believes Scotland should get too.

Interviewee: Catherine Stihler MEP (Labour, Scotland)

Duration: 0 minutes 16 seconds

Out-words: Have it too

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Report Number: 30305 Date: 23/11/2017

Title: Leeds EU culture bid invalid (2 of 3)

Of interest to: Yorkshire and the Humber

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Leeds has spent tens of thousands of pounds on its European Capital of Culture bid – that’s according to a former city councillor. Huge amount of work has gone into setting up partnerships and making a good case for the city. But the EU says that, because of Brexit, Leeds and other UK cities are no longer eligible to apply. Conservative MEP and former Leeds councillor, John Proctor, says the scheme should be included in the Brexit negotiations.

Interviewee: John Proctor MEP (Conservative, Yorkshire & Humber)

Duration: 0 minutes 23 seconds

Out-words: It's just shocking

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Report Number: 30304 Date: 23/11/2017

Title: Leeds EU culture bid invalid (1 of 3)

Of interest to: Yorkshire and the Humber

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Leeds' bid for European Capital of Culture has been binned. According to reports, the European Commission has written to the British government saying, because of Brexit, the UK is no longer eligible to apply. Former Leeds councillor and Yorkshire MEP, John Proctor, is shocked by the decision.

Interviewee: John Proctor MEP (Conservative, Yorkshire & Humber)

Duration: 0 minutes 21 seconds

Out-words: It's outrageous frankly

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Report Number: 30303 Date: 23/11/2017

Title: Raw: Leeds EU culture bid invalid (3 of 3)

Of interest to: Yorkshire and the Humber

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Following report 30304 and 30305 (available at www.radioep.eu) raw audio of the full interview with John Proctor MEP (Conservative, Yorkshire & Humber) is available for download below

Interviewee: John Proctor MEP (Conservative, Yorkshire & Humber)

Duration: 4 minutes 4 seconds

Out-words: At this time

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Report Number: 30302 Date: 23/11/2017

Title: Nottingham Capital of Culture ineligible (2 of 3)

Of interest to: East Midlands

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Just because we’re leaving the EU, we shouldn’t be excluded from the Capital of Culture – that’s the view of an East Midlands MEP. The European Commission has reportedly told the government that the UK is not eligible because of Brexit. After months of work Nottingham has already put in a bid. Some remain supporters have called it an early victim of the Brexit process. But Conservative MEP, Rupert Matthews, rejects that. He says there are some non EU countries part of the scheme and we should be able to opt for it too.

Interviewee: Rupert Matthews MEP (Conservative, East Midlands)

Duration: 0 minutes 0 seconds

Out-words: We're leaving Europe

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Report Number: 30301 Date: 23/11/2017

Title: Nottingham Capital of Culture ineligible (1 of 3)

Of interest to: East Midlands

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"It's an absolute disgrace" - that's the reaction from one of our MEPs that Nottingham will not go forward for European Capital of Culture. According to reports, the European Commission has written to the British government saying, because of Brexit, the UK is no longer eligible to apply. Conservative MEP, Rupert Matthews, says Nottingham has spent taxpayers money on the bid and now it looks like it will come to nothing.

Interviewee: Rupert Matthews MEP (Conservative, East Midlands)

Duration: 0 minutes 21 seconds

Out-words: Absolutely disgracefully

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Report Number: 30300 Date: 23/11/2017

Title: Raw: Nottingham Capital of Culture ineligible (3 of 3)

Of interest to: East Midlands

Script details:
Following report 30301 and 30302 (available at www.radioep.eu) raw audio of the full interview with Rupert Matthews MEP (Conservative, East Midlands) is available for download below

Interviewee: Rupert Matthews MEP (Conservative, East Midlands)

Duration: 3 minutes 36 seconds

Out-words: Back on this

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Report Number: 30299 Date: 23/11/2017

Title: Dundee culture bid threat (2 of 3)

Of interest to: Scotland

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The government should secure a close relationship with the EU if it wants to be part of schemes like the Capital of Culture – that’s according to Ian Hudghton. The EU has reportedly sent a letter to London saying that Dundee and other UK cities are not eligible to apply for the status because of Brexit. SNP MEP, Ian Hudghton, says Iceland and Norway are part of the Capital of Culture scheme because they have close relationships with the EU and the UK could still choose to do likewise.

Interviewee: Ian Hudghton MEP (SNP)

Duration: 0 minutes 20 seconds

Out-words: Out means out

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Report Number: 30298 Date: 23/11/2017

Title: Dundee culture bid threat (1 of 3)

Of interest to: Scotland

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The cancellation of Dundee’s bid for European Capital of Culture is “tragic” for the city, says Ian Hudghton. The EU has reportedly sent a letter to the British government saying that because of Brexit, the UK cannot be part of the scheme. Dundee has spent months preparing a bid. SNP MEP, Ian Hudghton, says it is a sad to see Brexit reality starting to bite.

Interviewee: Ian Hudghton MEP (SNP)

Duration: 0 minutes 21 seconds

Out-words: Capital of Culture

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Report Number: 30297 Date: 23/11/2017

Title: Raw: Dundee culture bid threat (3 of 3)

Of interest to: Scotland

Script details:
Following report 30298 and 30299 (available at www.radioep.eu) raw audio of the full interview with Ian Hudghton MEP (SNP) is available for download below

Interviewee: Ian Hudghton MEP (SNP)

Duration: 3 minutes 54 seconds

Out-words: Want to continue

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Report Number: 30296 Date: 23/11/2017

Title: Raw: Belfast-Derry culture bid 'binned' (3 of 3)

Of interest to: Northern Ireland

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Following report 30294 and 30295 (available at www.radioep.eu) raw audio of the full interview with Diane Dodds MEP (DUP) is available for download below

Interviewee: Diane Dodds MEP (DUP)

Duration: 5 minutes 1 seconds

Out-words: Money they've spent

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Report Number: 30295 Date: 23/11/2017

Title: Belfast-Derry culture bid 'binned' (2 of 3)

Of interest to: Northern Ireland

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Brexit means Belfast/Derry-Londonderry cannot apply for European Capital of Culture. A letter has reportedly been sent to the British government by the EU saying that it will no longer be eligible after Brexit. According to Belfast council, 18,000 people have been consulted in the preparations for the bid. DUP MEP, Diane Dodds, voted for Brexit but she says it is the EU which is at fault over this decision.

Interviewee: Diane Dodds MEP (DUP)

Duration: 0 minutes 19 seconds

Out-words: They have taken

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