The North East would likely have been net recipients in the new EU budget framework as opposed to the Tory government’s that seems to be targeted at seats they want to win rather than need.
Author: Judith Kirton-Darling
Originally from Middlesbrough, Jude Kirton-Darling is Deputy Secretary General of IndustriAll Europe Trade Union representing manufacturing, energy and mining workers from across Europe. Until Brexit, she was a Labour Member of the European Parliament for North East of England (2014 – 2020). She previously was Confederal Secretary at the European Trade Union Confederation (2011 - 2014).