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Christian Stensrud: Brexit will not cause a domino effect

23 June 2016

Christian Stensrud Senior politicians across the EU have warned that Brexit could create a domino effect. George Osborne, Jean Asselborn and Wolfgang Schäuble have all argued that Brexit could encourage other member states to either renegotiate their membership or even leave the EU. Member states leaving en masse could be even more likely if the… [Read More]


The eurozone is failing: the EU must further integrate with or without the UK

9 June 2016

In stark comments today, Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank (ECB), has been highly critical of the state of the eurozone and called for the eurozone to press ahead with further integration. Draghi pointed out what has long been known; the eurozone crisis cannot be contained by monetary stimulus and austerity alone. Targeted… [Read More]


Marcus Gibson: Top 10 Reasons for Leaving the EU

19 May 2016

1) All of the high growth markets for UK exports lie outside the EU. 2) We cannot reform the EU Commission for the better as we will always be outvoted by the Franco-German clique. 3) We will take back control over our borders and control immigration. Already, much of eastern Europe is ignoring the Commission… [Read More]


Margarida Vasconcelos: Is the government’s new settlement for the United Kingdom within the European Union legally binding and irreversible?

11 May 2016

The government claims that the new settlement for the United Kingdom within the European Union agreed by David Cameron and the other EU leaders at February’s European Council is an international law decision that is both legally binding and irreversible. First of all, it is important to stress that David Cameron has just sought some… [Read More]


Obama and ‘the people themselves’

22 April 2016

President Obama appears to have no awareness of how the founders of his own country thought about freedom and democracy. Thomas Jefferson, a founding father and the third American president, argued: ‘I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves’. James Madison, the fourth American president, said… [Read More]


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]


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