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We Must Plan For A 'No Deal' Brexit, Now

Malcolm Prowle | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK Politics
Malcolm Prowle

When considering Brexit negotiations, it is easy to fall into the trap of believing that these negotiations are taking place between two parties who want to achieve similar outcomes which, if possible, benefits both parties - a win/win situation.

Article 50: Circumstantial Versus Direct Evidence?

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 06.08.2017 | UK
Dr Harry Hagopian

The summer recess is upon us, and it is perhaps an opportune period for Parliament to wind down the rhetoric so the courts can adjudge on the legal pathways available. After all, the stakes are far too high for us to get it wrong since that would expose us to deep-pocket litigation let alone a real-time case of #Brexageddon!

The Difficult Couple Client - Remain and the Brexiteers

Michael Kallenbach | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Politics
Michael Kallenbach

I have been thinking what it might be like if the two opposing sides in the EU debate - Remain and the Brexiteers - were to be sitting on the sofa in my consulting rooms.

Against Brexit - Reasons to Stay In

John Watson | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Politics
John Watson

"Ultimate authority"; "Our priorities"; "Take back control". The heady words glitter on the "Vote Leave" pamphlet which dropped through my letterbox...

This Is an Emergency! Hundreds of Thousands of Micro Business at Risk of Closure From 1 January 2015

Alison Goodwin | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK
Alison Goodwin

This is no longer urgent. It is now an emergency! We have less than a week before the EU closes for Xmas! But all is not lost, I believe that together we can make a difference. This is what you can do:

Don't Laugh at Lord 'Who?' Hill Yet....He Could Be New Lord Cockfield

Peter Wilding | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Wilding

It is entirely true that many would have welcomed a big political figure such as William Hague to lead for Britain in Brussels but the Prime Minister decided on a different approach - one with an outstanding precedent. Lord Hill may be unknown but so was Lord Cockfield, possibly one of the most effective British Commissioners.

Ukip And Farage Give Blistering Heckle During Juncker's First Speech

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK

Ukip and Nigel Farage have attacked and heckled Jean Claude Juncker, the new EU Commission president, as he addressed MEPs on his first day on the job...

Cameron 'Completely Unapologetic' About Opposition To 'Cognac For Breakfast' Jean-Claude Juncker

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has warned fellow EU leaders of "consequences" if they press ahead with plans to nominate an arch-federalist, whom Britain regards as an...

Cameron Telling Porkies Over UK Accepting Paris Veto on Patten as Commission President

Denis MacShane | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Politics
Denis MacShane

Over the weekend the official 10 Downing Street press machine told political editors that in 2004 the UK proposed Chris Patten as EU Commission President and when France objected Britain gracefully gave way...

EU Commission Calls On Britain To Raise Taxes On High Value Properties

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK

The European Commission has called on Britain to raise taxes on higher value properties, build more houses, and consider "adjusting" the Help to Buy s...

GCHQ, NSA Targeted Charities, EU Commissioner And Israeli Prime Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The latest leaks by the fugitive Edward Snowden indicate that British and American intelligence agencies targeted charities, including Unicef and Mede...

Is Google Being Anti-Competitive?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Tech

A group of seventeen international technology firms have reported Google to the European Commission for allegedly breaching anti-competitive rules ove...

What Is Causing A Stink In The Perfume Industry?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK

A growing number of perfumiers are rounding on Brussels, claiming proposals to remove certain ingredients from fragrances could be “the death of per...

EU Leaders Threaten Euro Championships Over 'Abuse' Of Tymoshenko

Posted 03.05.2012 | UK

European leaders are threatening to boycott the forthcoming Euro 2012 football tournament over the treatment of Ukranian opposition leader Yulia Tymos...

Lib Dem MEP Sir Graham Watson Challenges EU Commissioner To A Prune-Eating Contest

Huffington Post | Alastair Plumb | Posted 14.12.2011 | UK Comedy

Do you think that prunes have a laxative effect? Think again - because the European Food Safety Authority begs to differ. Back in February, the ES...

Manchester Airport Ignores Radiation Warnings Over 'Naked Body Scanners'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK

Despite radiation concerns raised over ‘naked’ airport body scanners that screened millions of passengers at Heathrow, Manchester airport have con...

PICTURES: Berlusconi's Changing Faces: Bunga Bungle, Ballads And Bribery

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 07.01.2012 | UK

Silvio Berlusconi: the politician, property and media tycoon who allegedly brought 'bunga bunga' to Britain's shores, has also been one of Italy's lon...

Hurry up Europe - The Clock is Ticking

Iain Anderson | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK Politics
Iain Anderson

I'm sitting in Brussels today for the EU Summit and it feels like the eyes of the world are on this city... and they are.

EU Needs a Plan B for Life Beyond the Euro, and Fast

Iain Anderson | Posted 10.12.2011 | UK Politics
Iain Anderson

Another weekend, another set of 'solutions' for the Eurozone hammered out in Paris or Berlin. Not that we know the details yet - of course not.

WATCH: 'Idiot' EU Commission Spokesman Storms Off Newsnight

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK Politics

An EU Commission spokesman has stormed out of a BBC Newsnight panel discussion on the Eurozone, after the Daily Telegraph columnist Peter Oborne repea...

Debt Crisis 'Threatens Heart Of EU' Commission Warns

Huffington Post UK | Rob Smith | Posted 04.10.2011 | UK Politics

The debt crisis is threatening the core of the eurozone, the head of the European Commission has said, warning that severe economic problems could spr...