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By admin, posted on December 5, 2012

Another day, another EU policy position from the Government. Today’s Times (behind the paywall) says that the Prime Minister will commit to an In/Out EU Referendum in the new year. This, let’s remember, was the speech he was meant to have made at the Tory conference. It was the one he was due to give… Read more

By admin, posted on December 3, 2012

You don’t have to look far in the EU to see them wasting money. News in the papers of late shows the EU spends a staggering £2.1bn on quangos a year. Our share of that is £300m, not even a week’s membership contributions. We will keep repeating this charge – the EU is not a… Read more

By admin, posted on November 29, 2012

Tony Blair has had a sense of humour bypass. His Tonyness might have been pleased at first to hear a small crowd outside his Chatham house speech yesterday chanting “Tony Blair for President of Europe”. After all, his calls for an elected European president at the end of October were widely interpreted as a job… Read more

By admin, posted on November 28, 2012

Today Tony Blair spoke today about the EU. This, obviously, has nothing to do with his long term ambition to become the first directly elected President of the EU. It is also completely coincidental that he has set up a Twitter account to refer solely to his work on the EU. What he said today… Read more

By admin, posted on November 26, 2012

What’s more important to the average EU Commissioner, trendy green projects or the principle that higher and more homogenous taxes are a good thing? Although I suspect it was a close call, it seems that the latter will always win out in the end. Brussels has demanded that the UK government stops giving a discounted… Read more

By admin, posted on November 23, 2012

According to a source in Germany’s Christian Democratic Union, there is a widespread belief that David Cameron is attempting the political equivalent of “suicide of cop”, cunningly planning to annoy our dear old friends in Germany to such an extent that they ask us to leave the EU. Euro-sceptics will just be glad we’re out,… Read more

By admin, posted on November 22, 2012

One way or the other, today and Friday are going to be big days in British history, and even bigger days in the Prime Minister’s career. Come the weekend, he will either be a national hero or national disappointment, while the UK will either have sent a firm message to the Eurocrats or caved in… Read more

By admin, posted on November 21, 2012

Even before he got his feet under the negotiating table, David Cameron has conceded to EU demands for a higher British contribution to the EU budget, as reported in the Guardian this morning. His reasoning, however, defies logic. He says Britain must pay more because the EU has expanded to the East. Memo to DC… Read more