Not content to let office debates on the role of the EU in producing mountains of legislation for his company, one Ogmore employee has risen to the challenged by completing a Masters in European Union Law to assist his managers.
Jonathan Bishop, 27, who has worked at Llanharry-based Four-Sure Construction Ltd since 2004 says his LLM course has been an eye-opener into how the EU functions as a legislative and enforcement body, “I went into this course knowing that the EU contributes much of the UK’s law, but I didn’t realise how much the UK Government has to take account of EU treaties when making law until I had studied the key primary and secondary legislation as part of the course and my dissertation into EU e-learning law.”
Local MP for Ogmore Huw Irranca-Davies congratulated Jonathan on achieving his second Masters and believes like Jonathan the Wales and Britain are best served by being in the EU, “Britain is clearly better off in Europe, and that is not only because of our ability to access to the world’s largest single market, with a population that is now more than 450 million, but because we benefit from receiving the lion’s share of foreign investment.”
“It is time to move on and discover the new vision – the dream that will engage the youth and others in the European project.”
Jonathan says he will now look at his options from further progression in his workplace to becoming an elected representative, “For a long time I have wanted to represent my community at the highest level and thanks to Four-Sure I now have the knowledge base for a position in European Affairs in the UK or on the continent”