Britain and David Cameron are Impotent in the European Union
You have to wonder how much humiliation British Prime Minister David Cameron can take. Back in June Cameron committed himself to a test. In effect he told the British people that the United Kingdom and the the European Union were “better together,” and to prove it he would show that England mattered. He would block the nomination of generally disliked Jean-Claude Juncker as President of the European Commission. It didn’t go well. German chancellor Angela Merkel supported Juncker, who won 26 to 2 with only Hungary supporting Cameron.
The European Union must have a closer link to national politics if it is to retain its legitimacy
Friday, 21 November 2014 22:02
This year has seen much discussion about the next President about the European Commission. Anand Menon writes that while much of this debate has focused on the merits of Jean-Claude Juncker and the other candidates, the real issue is a structural one concerning the future of the European Parliament. He argues that, regardless of the Commission President, the European Parliament is no longer fit for purpose as a mechanism for legitimising the EU. Only by forging a stronger link between the Union and politics at the national level can the EU’s democratic legitimacy be ensured.
Outrage as greedy EU demands MORE of your cash
Thursday, 20 November 2014 13:15
The surprise claim is likely to further boost Ukip in today’s by-election in Kent. The poll already looks certain to give the party another spectacular victory.
Members of the European Parliament demanded the cash – including £680million from British taxpayers – to settle unpaid bills. Anti-Brussels campaign groups were outraged last night about the sudden cash demand.Ukip MEP Jonathan Arnott, the party’s spokesman on the EU budget, said: “It is clear that the EU is beyond reform.
Three more Conservative MPs poll their voters on leaving the EU... just like Reckless and Carswell did before defecting to Ukip
Thursday, 20 November 2014 10:46
Peter Bone, Philip Hollobone and Martin Vickers carrying out local ballots
They are canvassing constituents on whether Britain should leave the EU
Douglas Carswell and Mark Reckless carried out polls before defecting
All three deny they are planning to leave the Conservatives for Ukip
Last Updated (Thursday, 20 November 2014 11:15)
EU should work on becoming a single gas buyer - Sefcovic
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 12:28
(Reuters) - The European Union as the world's biggest energy consumer should explore ways to buy gas as a group, the European Commission's new Energy Union boss said on Monday.
The idea was put forward earlier this year by Poland's then prime minister Donald Tusk, as one option for standing up to Russia and its state gas company Gazprom (GAZP.MM). Tusk takes up an EU job as President of the European Council next month.
Sir John Major warns UK faces lesser future outside the EU
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 11:42
Sir John Major has warned the UK would face a "lesser future" if it leaves the European Union as he urged continental leaders to accept changes are needed to ease pressures caused by the number of migrants coming to Britain.
The former prime minister said yesterday that the country's membership of the organisation is in the balance.
Miliband: EU Brexit would torch UK's climate change credibility
Friday, 21 November 2014 21:35
Ed Miliband urges green businesses and campaigners to push politicians for bolder climate action
Ed Miliband last night warned "there can be no ambiguity about our place in the European Union if we are to tackle climate change", arguing that a country that is serious about climate change, "cannot be serious about leaving the European Union".
The truth about East European migration: One in 30 Latvians are living in Britain, one in 60 Poles are also over here - and statistics don't even show latest influx
Thursday, 20 November 2014 11:45
Statistics show 1.3 per cent of Eastern Europeans living anywhere in Europe are now in the UK
Britain is giving citizenship to more migrants than any other EU country, figures show
Since 2000, more than 2.1m migrants have acquired British citizenship
Data compiled by independent Migration Observatory at Oxford University
Romanian and Bulgarian migrant numbers have also continued to increase
MAX HASTINGS: Even those who refuse to regard Farage as credible sympathise with voters who back Ukip as their only way of delivering a howl of protest at the political elite’s failure over immigration
Thursday, 20 November 2014 10:37
Today, voters go to the polls in the Rochester and Strood by-election. If there was any doubt about Ukip’s impending victory, this has almost certainly been dispelled by two shocking news items this week.
First, it has been revealed that Britain is granting its precious citizenship to more immigrants than any other EU nation: 193,000 passports dispensed like Smarties in 2012 alone, a total of 2.1 million since this century began.
Further statistics show that 1.3 per cent of all Eastern Europeans, more than a million in all, now live in Britain, and arrivals show no sign of abatement.
Germany's Merkel insists Britain remain in EU
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 12:04
German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted on Monday (Nov 17) that Britain's place in the European Union was vital and said she would do everything she could to ensure it remained a member.
SNP conference: Nicola Sturgeon says party could hold balance of power
Saturday, 15 November 2014 22:30
Nicola Sturgeon has used her first speech as SNP leader to predict the party could hold the "balance of power" after the next general election.
Ms Sturgeon said the SNP would never do a deal which would put the Conservatives into power in the event of a hung parliament.
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