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Stuart Agnew MEP: The EU and Agriculture

The EU is riven with contradictions. Take the vote last week to ban the herbicide glyphosate in seven years’ time. This material has been of enormous benefit to farmers over the last 40 years and has an excellent safety record. The World Health Organisation classify it as ‘probably carcinogenic’, which sounds alarming until you see… [Read More]

Jamila Nana of Africans For Britain: Why I back Brexit

19 April 2016

First of all, I am neither British nor from a Commonwealth Nation. In fact, I was born in France and should Britain exit the EU, my countries of origin in Africa: Burkina-Faso and the Ivory coast are unlikely to benefit directly or immediately. Some argue my Euroscepticism is misguided, since I benefited from free movement… [Read More]

Injured majesty and the EU’s rulers

18 April 2016

Mrs Merkel’s decision to prosecute a German comedian for making jokes at the expense of the Turkish president, Recep Erdogan, tells us something  about the political culture of the EU? The lèse-majesté law dates from the days when German political institutions were authoritarian and Emperors felt they had more in common with other rulers than… [Read More]

George Osborne and the impact of economic uncertainty

The Treasury’s reactionary pessimism about our economic prospects outside the EU relies heavily on the assumption that leaving will cause uncertainty, which will result in lower business investment. Let’s agree that if we vote for independence we will not initially know what the EU will agree to, which means there could be 10% tariffs on… [Read More]

George Osborne’s reactionary pessimism

In a continuation of the remain camp’s strategy of talking Britain down, George Osborne claims that Britain will be ‘permanently poorer’ outside the EU. He backed up his claim with a Treasury report based on questionable assumptions. He appears to have forgotten David Cameron’s speech to the World Economic Forum at Davos on 21 January… [Read More]

An independence manifesto for all parties and none – second edition

11 April 2016

An independent British people will be able to pursue higher ideals than is possible while we remain under the control of EU institutions. What are these ideals? Is there a manifesto for independence that would command wide support? Because opinions on the EU transcend normal party boundaries, it is vital that an any such manifesto… [Read More]

Roland Smith: What might ‘Out’ actually look like?

7 April 2016

This perfectly reasonable question keeps coming up again and again because people have a right to know what the alternative to EU membership is. However the main voices on the Leave side seem reluctant to set it out in a single workable plan meaning the Remain campaign is now doing it for them. As one… [Read More]

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