Monday, November 14, 2005

Ashley Mote MEP

We extend a warm welcome to our third patron, Ashley Mote, independent Member of the European Parliament for the South East England Euro-Region.

Ashley Mote MEP

Elected in June 2004, Ashley has acquired a reputation for his tireless work exposing the corruption and fraud of the European Union whose accounts have been rejected for ten years in succession by its own auditors, the Court of Auditors. However, he is also alert to the constitutional and democratic implications of continued EU membership.

After working on The Farmers Weekly, including a spell as markets editor, he moved into the food industry with Unilever as a communications specialist. In 1972 he started his own international marketing business, with offices in Houston and Atlanta, USA, Geneva and London.

The loss of his business along with 100,000 other businesses, inflicted by the then Conservative government of John Major through the Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM) experiment, led Ashley to write Vigilance - A Defence of British Liberty. His second political book, Overcrowded Britain on immigration issues was published in 2003. He is a member of the Marylebone Cricket Club, president of the Hambledon Club and a Freeman of the City of London. His other interests include music, the theatre, good company and rugby.

In accepting our invitation to serve as an SQA patron, Ashley writes:

As a long-standing campaigner for, and advocate of restoring Britain's right to govern ourselves - a right which was never in the gift of the Heath government to give away - I heartily endorse the work of the Society of Qualified Archivists, and wish the organisation and its website every success.
Ashley Mote MEP, Independent, SE England

Further reading

Official European Parliament member's page click here

Personal web site click here

Our other patrons are Professor Antony Flew and Lindsay Jenkins.

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