Archive for July, 2015

A Note On A Vote

July 23rd, 2015
Gwyn Headley

by Gwyn Headley

Managing Director

On our last blog A Little Help Here I asked friends of fotoLibra to contact their MEPs to ask them to vote against the clause in the Reda Report aimed at restricting the freedom of panorama — the ability of photographers to shoot what they want, where they want.

Always being one to practice what I preach, I wrote to our MEPs as well. One replied as follows:

First let me say that UKIP MEPs voted against this. Personally I intended to vote against it but had to leave the chamber before the vote actually happened. I am sorry that I was not able to add my vote to rejecting this but circumstances intervened.

I hope that this will help you decide how you will vote in the proposed referendum on EU membership and that you will decide to vote to leave.

I could have done without the last paragraph, even though many fotoLibra contributors seem eager to sever ties with the Continong.

So I replied as follows:

I’m sorry to hear you were unable to vote on the issue, but I am delighted that the Panorama amendment was defeated.

For small businesses like fotoLibra it is crucial that the European market is as free and open as it possibly can be, and I will vigorously support our continued membership and increased participation in an expanding European Union.

He answered:

I am pleased to know you will be voting to leave the EU in the referendum.

Hello? Where did that come from? Does no one read anything any more?