EU Naval Force Flagship ITS Andrea Doria Visits Dubai in Support of UAE Counter-Piracy Week
The flagship of the EU Naval Force, ITS Andrea Doria, is visiting Dubai in support of the UAE Counter-Piracy Week.
The UAE Counter-Piracy Week begins with the working groups and plenary session of the Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia (CGPCS), which is currently chaired by the European Union.
JAMES DELINGPOLE BLOG - THE ESTABLISHMENT’S ATTACKS ON UKIP ARE DOOMED TO BACKFIRE
Friday, 31 October 2014 10:14
By “the Establishment” I don’t, of course, mean the toffee-nosed, elitist right-wing conspiracy which exists largely in the perfervid imaginations of Russell Brand and Owen Jones.
I mean the new progressive Establishment which has dominated the cultural and political argument since at least the Blair era: the quangos, the seats of academe, the politically correct corporatists, the Eurocrats, the congenitally bien-pensant luvvies, the liberal media from the Guardian to the BBC, the charities, the identikit politicos in the Westminster bubble. They want to destroy UKIP not out of high principle but simply because it represents such a threat to the communitarian status quo. Here are some examples.
Has the EU lost the ability to enact sanctions?
Friday, 31 October 2014 09:57
BRUSSELS - The EU has had a rotten time trying to punch its weight on the international scene. Internal disagreements and treaty limitations mean it is little wonder that it is known as an economic giant but a political dwarf.
With the US increasingly urging the EU to share the burden of keeping world order, the Union is finding out that the main mischief-maker is not some stubborn member state but one of its own institutions - the European Court of Justice.
Confirmed: Our foreign aid fuels corruption - Official watchdog's verdict on aid spending that Cameron has defiantly ring-fenced
Friday, 31 October 2014 08:25
Projects funded by billions of UK cash increase opportunities for bribery
Damning report concluded huge amounts of UK aid money is being wasted
In Nepal, the poor are being pushed 'towards corrupt practices', experts say
Work to stop police bribery in Nigeria left locals more prone to paying bribes
The PM has defended commitment to spend 0.7% of income on overseas aid
Report gave Department for International Development 'amber-red' rating
Labour said International Development minister was 'asleep at the wheel'
Comes after it emerged human rights abuses in Ethiopia worsened during period of UK funding
Last Updated (Friday, 31 October 2014 08:34)
Plan for EU referendum Bill collapses amid bitter Coalition row
Thursday, 30 October 2014 13:39
Conservatives accuse Lib Dem partners of deliberately wrecking the legislation by demanding backing for reform of the so-called 'bedroom tax'
Conservative plans to enshrine an EU referendum in law have collapsed amid a bitter Coalition row.
The European Union (Referendum) Bill, which aimed at creating a legally binding obligation that the next government hold a vote on Britain's EU membership by 2017, cleared its first hurdle in Parliament earlier this month and was due to return to the Commons later in the current Parliamentary session.
Cameron has admitted defeat to Ukip in crunch Rochester by-election, Tories claim
Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:43
Divisive vote will be held before the contest in Rochester, Kent
Predicted up to 100 Tory backbenchers will rebel against the Government
Polls suggest defector Mark Reckless is on course to win by-election
Ukip have commanding 13-point lead in Rochester and Strood
They are on course to win 43% of the vote on November 20
Last Updated (Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:52)
David Cameron risks split in Tory Party over European Arrest Warrant
Friday, 31 October 2014 10:05
David Cameron will risk a split in the Conservative party just weeks before a crucial by- election as he pledged that Britain will remain part of controversial European Arrest Warrant.
The Prime Minister said that he will hold a Commons vote on the controversial European measure, which he said protects Britain from terrorists and organised criminals, despite scores of Tories threatening to rebel against the Government.
Last Updated (Friday, 31 October 2014 10:10)
How our EU bill doubled thanks to Blair: UK contributions increase in five years to £8billion ...even before the latest bill for extra £1.7billion
Friday, 31 October 2014 09:18
UK was £8.6billion worse off in 2013, up from £4.3billion in 2009
Ukip leader Nigel Farage says Britain cannot afford to stay in the EU
Biggest cause of rise was Tony Blair sacrificing part of EU rebate
Margaret Thatcher secured rebate in 1984 by banging on the table
Comes as Brussels demands an extra £1.7billion by December 1
Sharp rise in support for leaving the EU after row over shock bill
Nick Clegg travels to Paris to seek support from France over battle
Hungary is ready to leave European Union
Thursday, 30 October 2014 13:59
Baku, Fineko/abc.az. Hungary, the happiest barrack in the socialist camp, is ready to leave the European Union, another “prison of nations”.
Kövér László, Speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary, said that Hungary may leave the European Union if Brussels would direct how to rule the country.
Leaving EU 'would NOT harm' London's status as global financial player
Thursday, 30 October 2014 13:07
LONDON'S status as a global financial centre would NOT be harmed by the UK exiting the European Union (EU), it has been claimed today.
The boss of the LSE has said leaving the EU would harm Brussels more than the UKThe boss of the LSE has said leaving the EU would harm Brussels more than the UK[PA/EXPRESS]
Banks such as Goldman Sachs, Citi and JPMorgan along with lobby groups have said leaving the Eurozone would deter investors from the capital.
Politically correct teenage spin doctors under attack from Tory backbenchers after forcing ministers to retract 'truthful' comments on immigration
Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:27
Tory backbenchers have accused ‘teenage spin doctors’ in Downing Street of pressurising ministers to retract ‘truthful’ comments on immigration.
It comes after Defence Secretary Michael Fallon was apparently slapped down for remarks he made on immigration during a TV interview.
He said some communities felt ‘swamped’ and ‘under siege’ by European migrants. But hours after making the comments on Sunday he retracted them – seemingly following an intervention from Number 10.
And on Tuesday, skills minister Nick Boles suggested that Britain would never have full control over its borders so long as we are a member of the EU.
Last Updated (Thursday, 30 October 2014 12:32)
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- New sham marriage farce: Iman accused of conducting 580 bogus ceremonies walks free... as second case in a week collapses
- Teachers are struggling to cope with 'influx' of migrant children, warns Chief Inspector of Schools Sir Michael Wilshaw
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