An Uphill Struggle For Britain’s New EU Commissioner
For David Cameron, it just wasn’t meant to be like this. The Prime Minister hand selected an obscure bureaucrat named Lord Hill of Oareford as his nominee for Britain’s European Commissioner. He watched as Hill was handed the job of overseeing financial services and the internal market – areas of regulation which are so vital to Britain.
Tory Human Rights Plan Doomed To Fail
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is selling the Great British Public down the river. Its increasingly spurious judgments – placing the rights of terrorists above the rights of the public – are bringing the British justice system into disrepute and threatening our national security.
Cameron’s EU Budget Cuts are a Mirage
“People said I cannot cut the EU budget. I cut the EU budget.” David Cameron boasted on BBC 4’s Today program this week. Time and time again – including in his keynote speech to the Conservative Party Conference – the Prime Minister proudly trotted out this claim to defy the critics of his renegotiation strategy.
Britain’s Rental Market Forced to Change by the EU
New EU rules on buy-to-let mortgages mean homeowners and mortgage applicants will face another layer of confusing and costly bureaucracy. Britain’s army of independent landlords – who provide a vital source of housing for thousands of tenants, often refurbishing homes which are uninhabitable – could be blocked from borrowing by the regulations that come into force… Read more
Eurocrat’s Parting Shot Defends Uncontrolled Immigration
Laszlo Andor, the departing European Commissioner for Employment, couldn’t resist one last parting shot against Britain. Last night Andor demanded Britain do more to protect the rights of EU migrants within this country, dismissing the idea foreign workers are a burden on the British economy and society.
What Can Eurosceptics Learn From The Scottish Independence Campaign?
The Scottish Independence referendum campaign holds many lessons for any future In/Out vote on Britain’s membership of the European Union. Some of these lessons are positive; whilst others are undoubtedly a cause for worry, but Euro sceptics must take note either way.
EU Forces Truck Drivers Off The Road
As we approach the start of Autumn next week, a European Union regulation is set to cause havoc throughout the season. A Brussels Directive from 2009 declared truck drivers had to either undertake extensive re-training by this September or face a £1,000 fine. Many have taken option three – early retirement – leaving our transport… Read more
MEPs Caught With Their Fingers In The Till
If there is one thing the average MEP is not known for, its integrity. As such, yesterday’s revelations that MEPs have been caught with their fingers in the till yet again is unsurprising. UKIP MEP James Carver has discovered 106 “free” iPad Minis were recently granted to MEPs. With the price of a new iPad Mini at… Read more