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Defending The Banks And Now Big Energy, Why Does She Do It?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Politics

Angela Knight has forged a career on defending the seemingly indefensible, having fought for the Tories in John Major's government, then the banks jus...

Hezza Thinks Britain Will 'One Day' Join The Euro

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics

Britain will "one day" ditch the pound and adopt the Euro as its currency, Tory peer Lord Heseltine has predicted. Asked by the New Statesman if it...

Cable: You Can't Want Growth If You Back An EU Exit

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics

On the eve of Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage's second debate about Britain's membership of the European Union, Vince Cable has warned that leaving the p...

Mandelson: You Would Be Stark Staring Bonkers To Quit The EU

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics

British voters would be "stark staring bonkers" if they chose to quit the European Union in an upcoming referendum on the UK's membership, Peter Mande...

EU Exit Talk Is 'Anti-Jobs And Anti-Business', Warns Balls

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Balls has warned that "even talking" of Britain leaving the European Union is "anti-jobs and anti-business" as it would create "huge uncertainty" f...

Soros Gives Stark Jobs Warning Against UK Leaving EU

Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Politics

Britain will suffer major job losses if it decides to leave the European Union, billionaire investor George Soros has warned. Speaking to the Huffi...

LISTEN: Soros Warns EU 'May Not Survive' Financial Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Politics

The European Union "may not survive" the "long-lasting" economic stagnation caused by the eurozone crisis, billionaire hedge-fund manager George Soros...

Everyone Wants to Go to Heaven But Nobody Wants to Die

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

Europe will not strongly recover in the course of 2014. It would require many reforms at national and European level, which are not (yet) feasible. For the moment, Europe will have to make do with a patchwork of stopgaps, which is adjusted gradually, in incremental steps.

Bail in Replacing Bail Out

Paulo Casaca | Posted 03.05.2014 | UK
Paulo Casaca

In a press release dated February the 19th addressing the so-called "single resolution mechanism" to be decided by the European institutions, the Council of the European Union stated, in what is perceived as a negotiation declaration towards the European Parliament, there was agreement between the partners that: "bail-in and not bail-out is the main guiding principle for bank resolution."

The European Quantitative Uneasiness

Paulo Casaca | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics
Paulo Casaca

Whereas in the last few years the US, UK and Japan central banks have been busy flushing the market with money, things have not developed quite the same way in the Eurozone, as the European Central Bank (ECB) is still struggling to define its own role.

Financial Split or Monetary Reinvention

Paulo Casaca | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK
Paulo Casaca

In Europe, the pace has been considerably slower still. According to the Financial Times (2014.01.05) analysing a leaked proposal of the European Commission with a "narrowly defined version of the US Volcker rule" the official calendar expects an agreement no sooner than December 2015, the dates of its real implementation being anyone's guess.

Anything But Austrian Economics Is Fundamentally Flawed Dogma

Godfrey Bloom | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Politics
Godfrey Bloom

The strategic problem that is fundamental to the dilemma of the non-Austrian economic school is that they are saddled with fundamentally flawed dogma. The state's absurd obsession with a 'macro' economic solution. The Austrian school does not accept this, and rightly so. All economics are 'micro'.

Warning: Euro Elections Ahead

Robin Lustig | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

I'm sure you already have it marked in your diary: 22 May, the date of the next euro-elections. If you haven't, you should have. Why? Because, if current opinion polls are right, anti-EU parties will do exceptionally well in several countries, including here in Britain.

Goldman Sachs, Newton Daniels and the Phantom Disappearing Act

Dylan Sharpe | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dylan Sharpe

Political predictions are always a dangerous game. But personalising them or, even worse, threatening to do something drastic if x doesn't happen, risks turning a prediction into an endless source of mockery.

Why Is the Euro So Strong?

Jeremy Cook | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Jeremy Cook

The most common question I get asked in my position as a currency strategist is; "why is the euro so strong?" Normally there are some rather more colourful turns of phrase included within that question, mainly as a result of the person losing money by betting against the single currency; a common occurrence in recent months.

How Much Do EU Rules Cost The UK?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Politics

Britain is paying £27.4 billion a year due to the burden of the European Union's most expensive regulations, a report has found. The findings cam...

How Much EU Red Tape Has Come In Under David Cameron?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Politics

British businesses have been burdened with 3,580 new European Union rules and directives under the coalition, new research suggests, despite David Cam...

2013 - It's All About Compromise

Nick Beecroft | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK
Nick Beecroft

2013 is looking increasingly like a year one can split into three very distinct thirds. The first third took us up to May, encompassing the Cypriot crisis and the inconclusive Italian election, sending risk markets into tail-spins and yields lower, and finishing when Ben Bernanke first mentioned the possibility that the Fed may 'taper' or reduce its bond-buying quantitative easing program.

Is There Any Hope for Politics?

Andrew Telling | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Politics
Andrew Telling

The truth is that politics will only become a more wearisome pursuit. Left or right, green or orange the challenge will remain the same; humans are simply evolving beyond the reach of modern politics. The world has shrunk exponentially over the last decade and technology has made possible things that would have once appeared witchcraft.

UKIP Does Not Fight for British Interests in Brussels

Harry Cooper | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Politics
Harry Cooper

Regarding Janice Atkinson's comment about Godfrey Bloom's work in the European Parliament, I would like to politely let Huffpost readers that Ukip MEPs don't do that much work here. They do not take part in the legislative process, which involves hundreds of hours of meetings, amendment drafting and consultation with affected industries.

Are We Reaching Escape Velocity?

Nick Beecroft | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK
Nick Beecroft

Evidence seems to be mounting that global economic activity seems finally to be accelerating, maybe even creating a more classically rapid recovery, as opposed to the rather anaemic variety we have so far enjoyed.

Requiem for a Lost Generation?

Luis Santos Pinto | Posted 18.08.2013 | UK
Luis Santos Pinto

A realistic, integrated and equitable adjustment program needs to be put in place for the whole Eurozone. This program must put the interests of Eurozone's citizens ahead of those of its banks and politicians.

The EU Has Found a Compassionate Side

Nick Beecroft | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Politics
Nick Beecroft

The EU seems finally to have got it. 'Austerity Infinite' was only ever going to succeed in taking us to very bad places indeed. At the best (and I'm afraid we're going to see this anyway), violent unrest on Southern European streets.

ECB Cannot Save Euro; Crisis Back With Vengeance?

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK
Andy Langenkamp

Edward Markus - founder, owner and chief analyst of ECR Research and ICC - is coauthor of this blog. Austerity vs Growth The focus in Europe is ...

ECB Rate Cut Points to a Lack of Collective Confidence

Jeremy Cook | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK
Jeremy Cook

The ECB has decided to cut rates by 25bps to a record low of 50bps this week, in a move that was widely expected. Despite much of the reporting of thi...