Put your questions to Eurosceptic MEP Daniel Hannan

The Argus: Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan

Journalist and author Daniel Hannan is one the most high profile Members of the European Parliament.

The polymath Conservative MEP is a committed Eurosceptic, a believer in localism and the author of several books on democratic reform.

He has argued for the power of recall, whereby a sitting MP can be forced to submit to re-election if supported by the electorate, fixed term parliaments, local and national referendums, open primaries and the abolition of party lists.

Mr Hannan is also a critic NHS, a supporter of drug decriminalisation and has suggested the Conservatives should work with UKIP.

When not in Strasberg the MEP has a constituency office in Hassocks.

Leave your questions for Mr Hannan in the comment section below or send to finn.scott-delany@theargus.co.uk


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9:40pm Wed 29 Jan 14

AburridoEnTrabajo says...

Hi Daniel

David Cameron recently commented that there was little he could do about immigration to the UK. However Spain has been able to deny residency to any immigrant (including those from within the EU) who cannot prove that they already have an income of around €600/month.

This is broadly described on the UK Gov website here, although the exact figure is not mentioned:

https://www.gov.uk/r
esidency-requirement
s-in-spain

(Article 3 Section 2 cii)

If the government is concerned about curbing immigration to the UK, then why can't it introduce the same requirements?

Many thanks
Hi Daniel David Cameron recently commented that there was little he could do about immigration to the UK. However Spain has been able to deny residency to any immigrant (including those from within the EU) who cannot prove that they already have an income of around €600/month. This is broadly described on the UK Gov website here, although the exact figure is not mentioned: https://www.gov.uk/r esidency-requirement s-in-spain (Article 3 Section 2 cii) If the government is concerned about curbing immigration to the UK, then why can't it introduce the same requirements? Many thanks AburridoEnTrabajo

9:29am Thu 30 Jan 14

All 9 of me says...

Hi Daniel,

if you are a committed Eurosceptic, and believer in localism, could you please explain why you are riding the EU gravy train.
Regards, All 9.
Hi Daniel, if you are a committed Eurosceptic, and believer in localism, could you please explain why you are riding the EU gravy train. Regards, All 9. All 9 of me

10:22am Thu 30 Jan 14

clubrob6 says...

The EU is not just the common market that it set out to be it now has a PRESIDENT and is becoming a STATE.BLAIR went back on his word on a vote on the EU as he wanted the presidents job luckily the EU did not want him.CAMERON says he will give us a vote on the EU if he gets in after the general election do you think he will?or is it just a PLOY for votes as ALL three so called major parties now say what we want to hear to get our votes then ignore us when in power going back on there word.
The EU is not just the common market that it set out to be it now has a PRESIDENT and is becoming a STATE.BLAIR went back on his word on a vote on the EU as he wanted the presidents job luckily the EU did not want him.CAMERON says he will give us a vote on the EU if he gets in after the general election do you think he will?or is it just a PLOY for votes as ALL three so called major parties now say what we want to hear to get our votes then ignore us when in power going back on there word. clubrob6

2:21pm Thu 30 Jan 14

deanaprior says...

If I was a director of a private company earning 100k p.a plus maybe more in expenses for assistants etc. Then after 13 years I said this company isn't working I would feel responsible for its failure, resign and not take the company pension.

You've been one of B&H's MEPs for 13 years. Now you say the EU has failed . Do you take any responsibility for the failure and if so shouldn't you resign?
If I was a director of a private company earning 100k p.a plus maybe more in expenses for assistants etc. Then after 13 years I said this company isn't working I would feel responsible for its failure, resign and not take the company pension. You've been one of B&H's MEPs for 13 years. Now you say the EU has failed . Do you take any responsibility for the failure and if so shouldn't you resign? deanaprior

9:51am Fri 31 Jan 14

Quiterie says...

Daniel, I understand you're in favour of decriminalisation of cannabis. Is that because you don't believe the studies that show the risk of lung cancer is 20 times higher than with tobacco cigarettes and that cannabis increases the chances of developing mental health problems such as schizophrenia? Or do you just think that they're a price worth paying for people's freedom to choose?
Daniel, I understand you're in favour of decriminalisation of cannabis. Is that because you don't believe the studies that show the risk of lung cancer is 20 times higher than with tobacco cigarettes and that cannabis increases the chances of developing mental health problems such as schizophrenia? Or do you just think that they're a price worth paying for people's freedom to choose? Quiterie

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