The Sticky Problem Of The EU Single Market
The recent storm over changes to EU rules on the sugar content of jam has been well covered in the media. However, something government ministers said in support of the change has gone unchallenged — something that goes to the heart of the problem with our EU membership.
Putting Europe Out of Business
The US investment in fracking is leading them to energy self-sufficiency and to exporting gas, driving their economic recovery. The EU, by setting its eyes on Europe’s growing fracking industry, has declared war on energy in Europe. The warnings from the European Commission signal a foreseeable collision with the British government on fracking, threatening the… Read more
Get Britain Out has a new article on Trending Central, about Ed Miliband’s energy price freeze & how the EU is an important factor in the high price we all pay for energy. Please read it, retweet it and share it on Facebook.
Evening Standard Debate
There was a debate hosted by the Evening Standard a month ago in London about whether the City would survive a British exit from the EU. GBO joined the audience to watch what the ‘other side’ would say. Sitting in the London Guildhall, you are immediately struck by Vince Cable’s opening statements. According to the… Read more
Germany Wins as Europe Loses
The stunning result in Germany’s election has cemented Angela Merkel’s position as the most powerful of European leaders, riding on a wave of support and euphoria that is unmatched by any of her peers in the EU. German voters like Angela Merkel because they consider her a safe pair of hands. She has a good… Read more
United States of Europe Defence Forces
The EPP called for the centralisation of defence procurement and the creation of an EU reserve army. MEPs have even called for a central military HQ. This is nothing less than a move towards federalisation. Defence is a sensitive subject for good reason. Recent events in Syria have highlighted how incongruent EU Member States are… Read more
40 Years of Foreign Office Policy in 140 Characters
Short on text, but a rich insight into the thinking behind an idée fixe that our diplomats having been clinging to for the past four decades. Senior UK Diplomat: “If you leave the EU, you become less sovereign. Sovereignty is a seat at the table, having a voice on the future.” — British Influence (@BritInfluence)… Read more
Alternative für Deutschland
There is an interesting article on the BBC website about Alternative für Deutschland, Germany’s new anti-Euro party. Their founder, Professor Bernd Lucke, addressed a Bruges Group meeting a couple of months ago and, with a few others, I had the chance to speak to him afterwards. Other than the Professor comes across as a very… Read more