Europe, Gaza and how the European Parliament works

Chris Davies MEP
Chris Davies MEP
We have two excellent interviews with Chris Davies, one of Britain’s most effective Members of the European Parliament and recently nominated as MEP of the Year.

He’s recently visited Gaza, and blogged from there. He’s also known for leaking a report into MEP’s expenses and was recently busted for posessing cannabis as part of his decriminalisation campaign.

In this podcast, we covered a lot of ground and Chris spoke freely and interestingly and gave a real insight behind the parliamentary walls.

In this podcast the Lib-Dem MEP discusses a wide range of issues including;

Part 1: Gaza and Israel ( 14.37, 13.3MB, mp3)
His trips to Gaza, including during the conflict, dealing with Hamas and looking for a peace process, the Arab Peace Plan.

Part 2: The European Elections and the European Parliament (32.34, 29.8MB, mp3)
On prospects and effects of the BNP gaining seats, discussions on how to counter the far-right, The difference between European and national parliaments, the political process in Europe, the pro-Europe case, the Euro, the forthcoming elections and why European politics is boring.

Further Reading:
Chris Davies MEP official site – Contains articles, speeches etc.
Chris’ Weblog – includes his blogging from Gaza