Giles Watling

MP, Clacton

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Clacton Conservative

European Union Integration

There have been votes in Parliament on the degree of the UK's integration with the European Union. Specific matters voted on include the UK's opt out from the European Union Police and Criminal Justice Measures and the establishment of a European Union External Action Service.

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Giles Watling consistently voted against more EU integration

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about more EU integration:

  • On 11 Sep 2017: Giles Watling voted to end the supremacy of EU law in UK law; to convert EU law into domestic law on the UK's exit from the European Union and to give ministers the power to correct deficiencies in retained EU law. Show vote
  • On 11 Sep 2017: Giles Watling voted to end the supremacy of EU law in UK law; to convert EU law into domestic law on the UK's exit from the European Union and to give ministers the power to correct deficiencies in retained EU law. Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Giles Watling voted against requiring the consent of the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales and the Northern Ireland Assembly for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Giles Watling voted to end the supremacy of EU law in domestic law and to remove the mechanism which enables the flow of new EU law into UK law. Show vote
  • On 14 Nov 2017: Giles Watling voted not to require courts or tribunals to have regard to anything done on or after exit day by the European Court, another EU entity or the EU. Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2017: Giles Watling voted against requiring the UK Government to report on changes to EU legislation which form part of UK law, and against requiring the Government to consider adopting such changes to ensure that the rights of workers and employees in the UK are no less favourable than they would have been had the UK remained a member of the EU or EEA. Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2017: Giles Watling voted against the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights remaining part of UK law on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. Show vote
  • On 21 Nov 2017: Giles Watling voted against retaining general principles of EU law derived from EU treaties, direct EU legislation and EU directives, as part of UK law after the UK leaves the EU, and voted to only retain those general principles deriving from European Court [of justice] case law. Show vote
  • On 12 Dec 2017: Giles Watling voted to allow laws which were required by the UK's membership of the European single market to be weakened, removed or replaced by Ministers after the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Show vote
  • On 13 Dec 2017: Giles Watling voted to allow ministers to withdraw the UK from the European Economic Area, the European single market. Show vote
  • On 20 Dec 2017: Giles Watling voted against the UK retaining the EU's common customs tariff and common commercial policy. Show vote
  • On 20 Dec 2017: Giles Watling voted against a transition period of at least two years prior to implementation of an agreement on the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union during which existing arrangements with the EU covering trade, security, regulations and financial contributions would be maintained. Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Giles Watling voted to preserve, on the UK's withdrawal from the EU all rights, powers, liabilities, obligations, restrictions, remedies and procedures present in UK law as a result of the UK's membership of the EU. Show vote
  • On 16 Jan 2018: Giles Watling voted against retaining a EU "Charter of Fundamental Rights" as part of UK law following the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2018: Giles Watling voted against requiring an agreement for the UK to remain a member of the EU single market and customs union before allowing ministers to make regulations to implement an agreement on the UK's withdrawal from the EU. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2018: Giles Watling voted for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2018: Giles Watling voted for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. Show vote
  • On 23 Jan 2018: Giles Watling voted against a transition period of at least two years for the transition to a domestic nuclear regulatory regime from the framework provided via the European Atomic Energy Community. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Giles Watling voted against making the UK's withdrawal from the EU conditional on seeking, as an objective for the UK's negotiation of the withdrawal agreement, full access to the internal market of the EU rather than merely European Economic Area membership. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Giles Watling voted against making the UK's withdrawal from the EU conditional on seeking, as an objective for the UK's negotiation of the withdrawal agreement, an international agreement which enables the United Kingdom to continue to participate in the European Economic Area. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Giles Watling voted against making the UK's withdrawal from the EU conditional on a statement on how the UK's continued participation in a customs union with the EU was sought during negotiations on the withdrawal agreement. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Giles Watling voted against largely retaining the EU "Charter of Fundamental Rights" as part of UK law following the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Giles Watling voted not to make incompatibility with the general principles of EU law actionable in the UK courts following the UK's withdrawal from the union. Show vote
  • On 13 Jun 2018: Giles Watling voted against steps designed to ensure that the UK’s withdrawal from the EU does not result in the removal or diminution of any rights, powers, liabilities, obligations, restrictions, remedies and procedures that contribute to the protection and improvement of the environment. Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Giles Watling voted against making retaining membership of the European medicines regulatory network a government objective. Show vote
  • On 17 Jul 2018: Giles Watling voted against making it a UK negotiating objective to establish a free trade area for goods between the UK and the EU and, if that cannot be agreed by the 21st of January 2019, against making reaching an agreement to enable the UK’s participation in a customs union with the EU a negotiating objective. Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Giles Watling voted for greater partnership and cooperation between European Union members, the European Union, the European Atomic Energy Community, and the Republic of Armenia. Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Giles Watling voted to strengthen relations between the EU, its Member States and Cuba Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Giles Watling voted to broaden engagement, dialogue and cooperation with Canada in areas of common interest, such as: human rights and democracy, international peace and security and effective multilateralism, economic and sustainable development, and justice, freedom and security. Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Giles Watling voted to strengthen cooperation between the EU, its Member States and Australia in a range of sectors of mutual interest. Show vote
  • On 18 Jul 2018: Giles Watling voted to consolidate and strengthen cooperation between the EU, its Member States and New Zealand in a range of sectors of mutual interest. Show vote

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