DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Now raise the stakes against Europe's elite
To listen to that sleek former Maoist, José Manuel Barroso, airily dismissing calls for a cap on migration within the Brussels empire, nobody would guess that just a few months ago his vision of an EU superstate was resoundingly rejected by millions across the continent.
But then how much have the outgoing head of the European Commission and his fellow eurofanatics ever cared about the views of the electorate?
Clearly, the Brussels bureaucracy is intent on putting every obstacle in the way of the migration curbs and other reforms David Cameron hopes to secure before putting our membership of the EU to a referendum by the end of 2017.
No, Mr Eurocrat, the only place where Britain is irrelevant is INSIDE the EU
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 06:13
So we've got zero influence, eh? Outside the EU we’d be a second-rate country, would we?
The easy reaction is outrage. How dare José Manuel Barroso, the outgoing head of the Brussels civil service, hector Britain, the nation that, by helping liberate Europe from fascism, made the wretched EU possible in the first place?
But I’d rather take Mr Barroso seriously. Let’s assess the claim that, if it weren’t for the EU, we’d count for little in the world.
Patients in mass exodus to England: As Labour blocks international inquiry into crisis-hit Welsh NHS, thousands cross border for life-saving treatment
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 05:29
Number of cancer 'refugees' quadrupled in a decade to 15,450 last year
Nearly four times as many Welsh patients cross over as English ones do
One woman in labour travelled 55 miles to avoid birth in Welsh hospital
Chiefs cancelled visit by international OECD group at 'very short notice'
Figures come on Day 2 of Daily Mail series on Labour-run Welsh NHS
Ill-advised pesticide ban costing European farmers up to half their crops
Sunday, 19 October 2014 17:41
Environmental activist groups have been demanding that EPA withdraw the FIFRA registrations for several products in the neonicotinoid class of insecticides because they (the activists) suspect they’re having an adverse impact on bee populations.
So what’s the big deal? Most farmers could probably get by with one or two less insecticides. After all, the amount of pesticide in a seed treatment is so miniscule as to be almost unobservable in scientific assays so canceling the label would probably have a minimal effect, right?
Actually, grain producers in the European Union countries are learning first hand what can happen when you ban a class of pesticides. Ten months after the European Commission temporarily barred the use of neonicotinoid insecticide applications, rapeseed producers in the United Kingdom are experiencing crop losses of 20 percent to 50 percent due to an infestation of flea beetles.
David Cameron to 'propose cap on number of low-skilled European workers in the UK as part of negotiation talks with Brussels'
Sunday, 19 October 2014 09:18
Prime Minister to put plans forward as part of new deal with the EU
Number of EU migrants entering UK every year would be capped to 100,000
Government will withdraw National Insurance cards and limit existing ones
Plans revealed as Government aims to redefine Britain's position in EU
Britain is 'lighting a fire under the European Union' by giving voters the chance to leave, boasts Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond
Friday, 17 October 2014 15:57
Mr Hammond said Brussels will not be able to extinguish demands for a vote
Foreign Secretary claimed the EU has become a 'putative superstate'
He said 'politicians do not have the power to stop' UK bid to return power
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said the EU is now a 'putative superstate'
France unveils ban on immigrants whose 'personal behaviour' deemed a threat to national security
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 05:59
New law could stop criminals or communities considered unable to integrate
Critics say measure could be used to stop EU nationals entering the country
It comes amid growing row between the UK and Brussels over immigration
European Commission warned any European migrant cap would be illegal
EU's Ashton to stay on until end of Iran nuclear talks
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 05:07
(Reuters) - European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said on Monday she will continue leading nuclear negotiations with Iran until a deal is reached but is determined to meet a November deadline for an accord.
Her five-year term as EU foreign policy chief ends on Oct, 31, and she had said she would stay on as nuclear negotiator until Nov. 24, the deadline for reaching a long-term settlement with Iran over its nuclear program.
UK: Political Earthquake Next May?
Sunday, 19 October 2014 10:46
The United Kingdom Independence Party [UKIP] not only managed to halve the Conservative vote, but also the Labour Vote and the Liberal Democrat vote.
UKIP stands for small government, low taxes, and preservation of Britain's identity and sovereignty, values that appeal to Conservative voters; and it wants to pull the United Kingdom out of the European Union. UKIP also stands for strong policies on law and order and immigration, which appeal to the traditional old Labour heartlands.
A disintegrating country that could ruin us all: ROBERT HARDMAN reports from the socialist republic across the Channel so beloved by Red Ed
Saturday, 18 October 2014 04:44
The queue for cabs outside the Gare du Nord is stretching round the block. Newcomers are told that it may take more than an hour to reach the front of the line.
For many, though, a taxi is the only way of reaching their destination here in Paris.
Among today’s assortment of strikes across France is one which has brought a large part of the Metro network to a halt.
PM admits immigration system 'hasn't been working' amid reports of 'game-changing' policy
Thursday, 16 October 2014 19:22
DAVID Cameron today admitted Britain's immigration system "hasn't been working" following reports the Prime Minister is set to introduce a 'game-changing' new policy.
It is thought Mr Cameron could be set to demand restrictions on immigration from other EU countries, with Britain being given an "emergency brake" on the number of jobseekers arriving from particular countries.
The Prime Minister is under pressure to reveal the details of his stated ambition to renegotiate the relationship between Britain and Brussels ahead of a promised 2017 referendum on EU membership.
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