Your voice at the Council of Europe

Council of Europe in sessionThe Council of Europe was formed just after the Second World War and with Winston Churchill’s solid approval. It was always designed as a forum to ensure that politicians kept talking rather than going to war with one another. It preceded the European Parliament and has survived intact. I am an enthusiastic member and now chair  the conservative group.  My job is to build bridges with like-minded representatives from all over Europe whenever the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council is in session – and this week it is. We will be discussing some very topical and controversial issues including the migration crisis and terrorism. I always try to bring a dose of Somerset common sense to these debates.