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By admin, posted on February 12, 2013

We have long argued that we do not need to be in the EU to trade with it. Plenty of other countries trade with the EU and do not have to abide by all its laws. Confirmation of that fact comes from none other than the UK Government. In a reply to Lord Stoddart, here… Read more

By admin, posted on February 11, 2013

Aside from the horsemeat scandal, there’s another story that highlights the failures of the EU’s regulatory machine. The Mail shows how powerless the government is to deport foreign criminals. A toxic mix of EU and human rights legislation (guess where from?) prevented the UK deporting those who took part in the riots of 2011. Let’s… Read more

By admin, posted on February 8, 2013

The EU budget has dragged on for a second day. The papers started triumphantly lauding a success for David Cameron. He cut the EU budget, they said. We held off a response because the devil will always be in the detail. As the day has gone on, we note analysis from Open Europe saying that… Read more

By admin, posted on February 7, 2013

The headlines this morning detail the circumstances around Michael Gove’s u-turn on GCSE reform. Incredibly the EU is in the way. The ever-popular EU procurement rules would prevent a single body regulating the proposed English baccalaureate. Let’s remember it was these procurement rules that prevented Bombardier getting a train contract. It was these same rules… Read more

By admin, posted on February 6, 2013

It’s plenary week in the European Parliament, where all MEPs get together and vote in the Strasbourg parliament. President Hollande of France addressed the parliament yesterday and the exchange between him and Guy Verhofstadt demonstrates what mentality reigns in the EU. They want ever closer union, “transfers between borders” and a completely united EU in… Read more

By admin, posted on February 5, 2013

American Vice President, Joe Biden, can bog off. He is yet another foreign politician poking his nose where it doesn’t belong, namely restating Obama’s line that Britain needs to stay in the EU. The clownish second-in-command to Obama reeled off the line that British withdrawal from the EU would jeopardise peace in the European continent…. Read more

By admin, posted on February 4, 2013

It was Groundhog Day on 2nd February, and it’s déjà vu all over again for the Prime Minister as he travels this week for another round of EU budget negotiations. Let’s remember that last year’s budget talks ended in stalemate as no deal could be found. Rather than settle the issue, the EU called off… Read more

By admin, posted on February 1, 2013

The Daily Express reports today that Paddy Ashdown is so worried of the In/Out Referendum announcement that he’s thrown in the towel. Lord Ashdown concedes that Britain will leave the EU. Our Campaign Director Tim Aker is quoted: “Paddy Ashdown has said what we’ve known all along, it will be impossible for Cameron to renegotiate… Read more