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By Get Britain Out, posted on November 22, 2013

Two days ago, the European Parliament approved proposals in which listed companies must ensure women make up at least 40% of non-executive board members,or face the threat of getting dissolved by the European Commission. It is being promoted by the Commissioner Viviane Reding as “a step in the right direction” towards gender equality in the… Read more

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By Get Britain Out, posted on November 22, 2013

Adam Afriyie’s amendment to Wharton’s EU Referendum Bill, which attempted to change the date of the referendum to October 2014, has suffered a unfortunate defeat, winning only 17 votes. These are the 16 Tory rebels who believe the public deserves to have their say before the next general election: Adam Afriyie Peter Bone Andrew Bridgen… Read more

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By Get Britain Out, posted on November 20, 2013

In May next year MEPs will face their electorate at the polls for the first time since 2009. The current parliament is dominated by the pro-EU centre right and centre left groups (EPP and PES) but it is widely anticipated that this could be under threat. Across Europe, Euroscepticism is on the march, but one… Read more

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By admin, posted on November 13, 2013

This is part two of our report on the Bruges Group’s “Which Way Out?” international conference, selecting some of the key points raised. The evening session opened with Sunday Telegraph columnist (and founding Private Eye editor) Christopher Booker. He started by saying that the problem with the proposal to renegotiate our EU relationship is that… Read more

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By admin, posted on November 12, 2013

Last Saturday three of the GBO team attended the Bruges Group’s “Which Way Out?” international conference. There were some very interesting points made through the day, so we though we would round up a selection of them. A reoccurring topic of discussion was the Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which sets out a process

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By admin, posted on November 8, 2013

When the Confederation of British Industry (the CBI) – the lobbying organisation for big business in Britain – announced this week that Britain is better off staying in the EU, the majority of Eurosceptics rolled their eyes at yet another example of scaremongering from the corporate allies of Brussels. So it comes with a delicious… Read more

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By admin, posted on November 6, 2013

With predictable regularity, polls of business leaders get published which aim to scare the public into thinking that leaving the EU will come with severe consequences. The press and the BBC always get excited by every new poll that preaches the benefits of EU membership. This time around, CBI turn up to say EU membership… Read more

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By admin, posted on November 1, 2013

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.