24/06/2021 | 18:09:20 Thank you, Mister President. I would like to start by congratulating the rapporteur for having introduced a very important subject. I would agree with Mr Michael Aastrup JENSEN that transparency in the funding of politics and of political parties is essential if we are going to ensure that democracy can function and that it can function without interference. That sounds very simple, it sounds very obvious but I'm afraid that it's not obvious or very simple but it is very essential. This needs... 23/06/2021 | 17:45:22 Thank you, Madam Chair, I am here and it's a pleasure to follow my colleague from Iceland and to agree with almost everything that she has said. I think this is an excellent report, because we should not recognise the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia. Crimea is Ukrainian territory and the thing that we need to keep our focus on is the Ukrainian political prisoner. For me the concern revolves around the human rights abuses that have been taking place on the Crimean Tatars. Crimean Tatars... 22/06/2021 | 17:18:28 I can agree with the Rapporteur on a number of points. Let me start with one of those. It is that in the UK we are actively considering the experience and circumstances of people right across society. There's no doubt that we will all be changed by the experience of Covid-19. We can ensure that we'll emerge stronger and more united as a result. In the UK the government is committed to levelling up and making the UK a country where equality of opportunity exists for everyone. We are committed... 22/06/2021 | 10:39:50 I'm afraid that I must take a somewhat different stance to those who have spoken before, as I find this report rather confusing. I'm sure that the confusion comes out of the fact that earlier in my career I had worked for the BBC as a presenter, so I do understand the pressures that journalists are under. But I'd like to think that I ask questions as a presenter to elicit a response rather than to make or to score political points. Now I am all for transparency in the media and I fully... 21/06/2021 | 18:13:15 Thank you, Madam President. It is interesting that we have created so much controversy over this report. I agree that we, as politicians, need to be able to express our mandates as fully as possible, but there is also a limit on what can be said in many countries as the report points out. In my own country, for example, we are not allowed to speak about a court case that is being sent to trial or is on trial. This is sensible to prevent political interference in a judicial matter and that we...
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