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Life in the EU . . .

Some people who advocate remaining in the European Union say that we should not only be “IN” but that we should lead it . . .

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Churchill – Surrexit a mortuis

Mr. Churchill seems to be in the news again – the Twitter news that is – and is being variously employed by both the protagonists of European Union and its antagonists.  My reading of his speech at Zurich in 1946 … Continue reading

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UK’s lack of strategic thinking . . .

I never had any intention of turning this blog into a pro-europe rant, but the attitude of the Prime Minister and some of his back bench MPs is so hostile to the EU that I feel that somebody (a voter, … Continue reading

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“Us (endlessly losing) against Them” . . .

Presenting the European issue as “Us (endlessly losing) against Them” isn’t just rotten policy: it is rotten politics. By Anthony Cary, former British Ambassador to Sweden and High Commissioner to Canada. Perhaps the outcome in Rochester will finally persuade the … Continue reading

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Infographics from British Influence . . .

British Influence regularly publishes infographics about the EU, and they are usually quite informative (as you would hope), and supply news that ther media do not cover, or contradict news that the media have reported with economy of truth.  A … Continue reading

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We, the British . . .

Sometimes, or more accurately, a lot of the time, we the British seem to think the days of Empire are still with us – and if the rest of the world thinks they are not, it is only because the … Continue reading

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LOL . . .

Two million British people emigrated to EU, figures show By Andrew Rettman BRUSSELS – British figures indicate that just as many UK citizens live in the EU as vice-versa, despite popular perceptions.  The figures come amid a shrill debate on … Continue reading

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Immigrants and deportees . . .

“The Royal Bank of Scotland is facing a row over its pay policies after a fresh hit for legal bills and mis-selling scandals put the bailed-out bank on track to report up to £8bn in losses for 2013. Even though … Continue reading

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Freedom of Movement . . .

“As a follow up to the abolition of the transitional arrangements on the free movement of workers from Romania and Bulgaria on 1st January 2014, lifting all potential restrictions in access to labour market in the EU, the freedom of … Continue reading

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More on on British Business and the EU . . .

As I have said before here, Mr Cameron has done one good thing – he has started up a discussion of the EU which just didn’t happen before – and with the discussion, leaking out at the edges, comes actual … Continue reading

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