Readers may recall that this DUP MEP undertook to support my campaign for compensation for those killed or injured by PIRA semtex. I asked her to lobby the European Union for the release of a tiny fraction of the billions of pounds of frozen Libyan funds.
She agreed to help.
I have emailed her , asking for an update, on 25 September and 13 October, but no reply.
Those who voted for her might be interested in the subject matter of the ten written questions she is recorded by the EU as having asked in the period August to September 2014.
Tackling the hyper-sexualisation of society
Securing a safe and transparent food chain
Compliance with the EU Industrial Emissions Directive
EU législation pertaining to VAT registration
Support for those fleeing the Islamic State on Turkish Border
Sustaining an acceptable working age
Preventing a rise in EU anti-Semitism
EU action against the Islamic State
Protection for minority faith groups in Iraq
Improving air safety in conflict zones
Impressive stuff you might think and all close to the hearts and interests of the ordinary NI citizen
Mrs Dodds has an interesting record re question asking. On 20th May 2014 the Belfast News Letter reported that at the mid point of the last EU parliament, she had asked just 39 questions. But by April 2014, as the election neared, “that number had soared to 437”. The paper went on –of the 437 questions 77% have been asked “since the start of last year”
One wonders what the DUP is good for.