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Labour Confused on EU Referendum?

Labour Confused on EU Referendum?

No sooner had we put up an article on the LibDems confused volte-face on a referendum, when apparently Ed Miliband is now also going to shift position, but in his case to pledge for an EU referendum. The report said Miliband was open to changing the bloc’s founding treaties and would use any treaty change as an opportunity for a […]

February 26, 2014 · EU
LibDems Confused on EU Referendum?

LibDems Confused on EU Referendum?

Cast your mind back to 2008 to the Lisbon Treaty, where we had the opportunity to stall the treaty and then to reject it. Nick Clegg stated the LibDem position, as recognising that we had gone over 30 years without having a democratic choice, and that it was right to ‘let the people have their say’. In the 2010 LibDem […]

February 18, 2014 · EU
Egg Industry Costs

Egg Industry Costs

Stuart Agnew on: “How the EU Commission is killing our egg industry” During a meeting of the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee (11.02.14), Stuart Agnew MEP accuses the Commission of raising costs for the egg industry and making it uncompetitive against inferior products, unless such products are clearly labelled with their method of production.  

February 13, 2014 · EU, EU Legislation
‘Corruption in the EU’ or EU Fraud?

‘Corruption in the EU’ or EU Fraud?

A heavily publicised EU report came out last week on corruption in the European Union, with much moralising on what should be done. Corruption across Europe costs a ‘breathtaking’ £99 billion (€120bn) a year, the European Commission estimated. Cecilia Malmstroem, the European home affairs commissioner, described levels of corruption across the EU as “breath-taking” and criticised governments for failing to […]

February 10, 2014 · EU
EU to Force Disclosure of Wills and Property

EU to Force Disclosure of Wills and Property

“A European law is being drafted whose original aim was to prevent corporate money-laundering, supported by the UK, and to force companies to disclose the money and other assets held inside trusts or equivalent legal arrangements.But officials in Brussels have widened out the proposals as the bill has evolved, to include trusts. The effect could be to force millions of […]

February 10, 2014 · EU, EU Legislation