Europe

Europe

Debate: Should parliament have a vote on Article 50?

Debate: Should parliament have a vote on Article 50?

No – Chris Manby Judges in the High Court ruled this morning that the government must consult Parliament before invoking Article 50 and triggering Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. Since a majority of MPs backed the Remain campaign during the referendum, Leave campaigners have good reason to smell a […]

by × November 3, 2016 ×

Europe

Remainer MPs should concentrate on making a success of Brexit

Remainer MPs should concentrate on making a success of Brexit

This week, as I was having my bi-annual peruse over provincial Midlands newspapers, I read that if there was a hypothetical party that promised to overturn Brexit it would beat Labour into third place; gaining just over 25% of the vote in a General Election. Although I was initially amused that […]

by × October 26, 2016 ×

Conservatism, Europe

Brexit is just the end of the beginning

Brexit is just the end of the beginning

Brexit must be the beginning of a prolonged period of political and cultural change in this country  The Brexit vote was about returning power to the British people. Remoaners can spin and cry and complain but polls confirm the British people understood what they were voting for: restoring sovereignty. It […]

by × October 10, 2016 ×

Europe

John Simpson is right, the BBC did let audiences down with its EU referendum coverage. But not in the way he thinks

BBC  editor John Simpson said that in its referendum coverage the BBC had “let our viewers and listeners down”. It did, but not in the way he thinks By Sam White BBC world affairs editor John Simpson said in an interview during the One Young World Summit on Sunday that […]

by × October 9, 2016 ×

Europe

Making a success of Brexit: Theresa May’s speech in full #CPC16

Making a success of Brexit: Theresa May’s speech in full #CPC16

81 days ago, I stood in front of Ten Downing Street for the first time as Prime Minister, and I made a promise to the country. I said that the Government I lead will be driven not by the interests of a privileged few, but by the interests of ordinary, […]

by × October 2, 2016 ×

Europe

The Brexit bounce: Positive economic indicators defy the cynics

The Brexit bounce: Positive economic indicators defy the cynics

Economists everywhere are busy trying to read the tea leaves amidst the sound of screeching U-turns. The Brexit bounce continues apace. All the talk of immediate financial meltdown has proven to be hysterical nonsense. Economists looking for data to back up their claims have found the figures to show robust […]

by × September 23, 2016 ×

Europe

Brexit must be carefully engineered: Why there will be no “bonfire of regulations”

Brexit must be carefully engineered: Why there will be no “bonfire of regulations”

EEF report: Brexit must be carefully-engineered to safeguard industry and secure new trade opportunities A new report out today from EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, and Squire Patton Boggs, the global law firm, spells out manufacturers’ key priorities for the upcoming Brexit negotiations and urges the Government to avoid rushing through […]

by × September 22, 2016 ×

Europe, Liberty

Post-Brexit: Extradition and the European Arrest Warrant

Post-Brexit: Extradition and the European Arrest Warrant

During the EU referendum campaign, the issue of Extradition and more specifically the European Arrest Warrant was raised as a reason that we should leave the EU, and as to why we needed to remain. However, the historical background to the EAW is not quite as it was painted during […]

by × September 21, 2016 ×

Europe

The Remain movement is evaporating

Scribbled placards, muttered chants and a lacklustre turnout defined last weekend’s measly ‘March for Europe’ demonstrations, revealing the ever-dwindling reach of the residual pro-EU movement. In London, Eddie Izzard and his not-so-barmy army traipsed aimlessly around the sodden streets of our capital, and in my trendy hometown of Cambridge, literally […]

by × September 7, 2016 ×

Europe

The #marchforeurope was an hysterical act of mass sycophancy

“Hey EU, don’t make it bad, sing a sad song, and make it better”. Yes, during the march for Europe the protesters sang “Hey Jude” by the Beatles, replacing the word “Jude” with “EU”. This is all very amusing, but also utterly cringeworthy. They have pinned all of their gushing […]

by × September 6, 2016 ×

Europe

The “March for Europe”  is a ridiculous farce

The “March for Europe”
is a ridiculous farce

You may have noticed a few Lefties and Eddie Izzard are currently marching through the streets of London hoping for an overturn of the EU referendum result. It is tempting to ignore them. But with the majority of the commons having supported remain, and MPs such as David Lammy suggesting […]

by × September 3, 2016 ×

Europe, Liberty

We should guarantee the rights of EU  nationals living in the UK. Now.

We should guarantee the rights of EU
nationals living in the UK. Now.

Sometimes a nation has to set a good example and do the right thing, the moral thing. Although we need all the bargaining chips and leverage we can get for what will inevitably be extremely challenging negotiations with the EU as we seek an exit settlement; we shouldn’t toy with […]

by × September 1, 2016 ×