Tag Archives: Europe

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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Things the media don’t tell you – 2 . . .

Richard Corbett (Labour) MEP for Yorkshire and Humberside tell it like it is – again . . . EU budget row: why the delayed reaction?  27 October, 2014 by RichardCorbett ; The more you dig into the EU budget surcharge … Continue reading

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Comment by Christine Bearder . . .

* Catherine Bearder is the Liberal Democrat MEP for the South East Catherine Bearder MEP This week, European leaders including David Cameron thrashed out an agreement on the EU’s climate change targets up until 2030. The EU has been a … Continue reading

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Lib Dems not so daft after all . . .

* Edward Davey is Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, and MP for Kingston and Surbiton.  He writes as follows : We’ve done it!  For Liberal Democrats in government, this EU climate deal is our most significant green win so … 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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Well, sometimes, eh ?

Today’s Guardian – but also many other sources – cite the Prime Minster’s words about who his boss is  . . . David Cameron has said the British people are his only “boss” on the EU as he hit back … 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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