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How the In Campaign Can Avoid Being Project Fear #2

Alan Grant | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

The Scotland Stronger In campaign has, after all that, started on the right lines. The glib comments about being "Project Cheer" are exactly the kind of thing that will warm the Scottish people to it.

Continental Shift: What Europe Thinks (And Feels)

Simon Atkinson | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Politics
Simon Atkinson

Whatever its faults, however, the prevailing mood is to stick with the devil you know: just 17% want to leave the EU altogether. Something that will be tested in the ballot boxes of the UK, perhaps as early as June 23rd this year...

Reforms to UK Human Rights Laws Must Not Weaken Protection

Nils Muižnieks | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Politics
Nils Muižnieks

The future of human rights protection in the United Kingdom is on the verge of change as the government prepares its consultation to replace the Human Rights Act with a Bill of Rights. The consultation stage represents a critical step whose result I hope will dispel fears of regression in the UK's commitment to human rights.

Tusk's EU Proposal Is the Beginning Not the End - let The Haggling & Bargaining Begin!

Charlie Mullins | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Politics
Charlie Mullins

I welcome European Council President Donald Tusk's proposal this morning, as representing, without any doubt, a 'substantial change', as David Cameron has already said, to Europe's position on the concessions it must and will make to keep the UK inside the EU.

Tories Ready To 'Defy' Cameron Over 'Pathetic' EU Deal

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Politics

David Cameron will begin his drive to sell his EU reform plan amid stinging criticism, when he sets out details of the draft deal hammered out with Br...

Now This Draft Plan Is on the Table, the Referendum Campaign Begins in Earnest

Tim Farron | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

It is not the time to turn our backs on Europe, leaving us isolated, side-lined and alone. By voting to remain in, Britain can thrive. Together we show the world an open, outward-facing Britain we can all be proud of. Join the Liberal Democrat campaign today, to remain in together, and to stand up for the type of Britain you think we should be.

The Rise of Europe's Far Right and the Anti-Islam Tide

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

Those in the far-right will be waiting in the wing not only to voice their opposition but also to fill the political void if the opportunity arises. In doing so, those far-right voices will continue to exploit the view that Europe is under siege from an invading Islamic other as it has been - in their minds at least - throughout history.

The Human Face of Economics, via Davos and Rochdale

Jonathan Freeman | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Politics
Jonathan Freeman

The pristine white snow and luxury hotels of the Swiss town of Davos formed the backdrop recently to the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum; the most significant gathering of the planet's foremost economic, business and political brains. Three days of speeches, discussions and dinners that truly have an influence of global proportions...

Lessons From Scotland - The Long and the Short of the EU Referendum

Alan Grant | Posted 31.01.2016 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

The fact of the societal divisions that are caused by this kind of mass question may be inevitable but the depth and severity of the scarring is not and can, I suspect, be controlled and limited... by holding the referendum sooner rather than later.

More Than 10,000 Refugee Children Are 'Missing' In Europe

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 31.01.2016 | UK

More than 10,000 child refugees have disappeared since arriving in Europe, with many likely to have fallen into the hands of traffickers, the EU's cri...

Why the Greek Ultimatum Is Ultimately Idiotic

Maudie Fraser | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Politics
Maudie Fraser

The EU is about unity, alliance and mutual support, and I am a backer of it in that capacity, but this dog-eat-dog backstabbing is corroding its very foundations and questioning the validity of the very high regard in which the rest of the world holds us.

Blowing the Bloody Doors Off Sir Michael's "Sort of Certain" Brexit Endorsement

Ian Baxter | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Politics
Ian Baxter

So yes cooperation is challenging, joint decision making sometimes seems a pain. But the Britain Sir Michael and I both love has always had the confidence and courage to be outward looking, collaborative, forward thinking and a strong advocate of free trade. We will soon have the chance to prove that these great attributes remain.

Second First Impressions From Lesvos: A Frosty Start

Maudie Fraser | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK
Maudie Fraser

Touching down at 06:20 having spent the night travelling inevitably steeps reality with a peculiar hue, but driving out of Mytilene airport in my Hy...

The EU Needs Its Soul Back

Ben Ryan | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Politics
Ben Ryan

Economic performance is ever variable, but a raison d'être based in being a moral force for good is a more durable status and one that might be better suited to winning the loyalties of citizens. At the very least one would think that Europe's defenders might have something more to say than just repeating those scary economic threats.

A New Brexit Campaign Has Brought Together Some Unlikely Bedfellows

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 23.01.2016 | UK Politics

A campaign to bring together “political foes” to push for an exit from the European Union has been launched. Conservative, Labour, Ukip and DUP...

I Want to Leave the EU Because I LOVE Europe and I LOVE Immigration

Georgina Edwards | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Georgina Edwards

You might conclude from this article that I'm a closet Little 'Englander, but I firmly believe that I'm a little 'Europer. So vote leave, protect roast dinners, French toast, Belgian chocolate and Danish pastries.

David Cameron Is Facing Yet Another Battle Over EU Asylum Rules

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Politics

David Cameron is set for a fresh battle over EU rules which could see more people seeing asylum in the UK. The European Commission is expected to p...

Making a Difference

Rosy Greenlees | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK
Rosy Greenlees

One of craft's undoubted strengths is its sense of place and authenticity - it's the primary reason large brands and marketing agencies have been keen...

Leaving EU Is Hardly Going To 'Outer Space' Argues Top Tory

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 17.01.2016 | UK Politics

Former chancellor Lord Lawson has dismissed David Cameron's EU re-negotiation as "inconsequential" as the bitter war of words within the Conservatives...

The Brexit Debate Will Define Europe's Future

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

As Europe faces a New Year the structures of the European Union will continue to confront multiple challenges. Among them are the strain on European u...

What Will Be the Key Sustainability Trends in 2016?

Trewin Restorick | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK
Trewin Restorick

Every year I rashly agree to forecast/guess what will be the key sustainability trends for the year ahead. This time last year I did predict that under investment in flood defences would force government onto the back foot reducing them to sticky plaster solutions - so I got at least one right! What then might happen in 2016?

Britain and the EU: The Year Ahead

Anand Menon | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Politics
Anand Menon

2015 will probably be seen as the year when the terms 'EU' and 'crisis' became inextricably linked. Yet 2016 may prove more challenging still. Chronic instability persists on Europe's frontiers and both the turmoil in the eurozone and the chaos engendered by the arrival of waves of migrants and refugees look set to recur. Moreover, for the first time in its history, the Union faces the prospect of a member state voting to quit its ranks.

Can Europe Ever Make Peace With Itself?

Jethro Shirley-Smith | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Politics
Jethro Shirley-Smith

A thousand years ago, Europeans clubbed together in search of a common mission to defeat an enemy. And in doing so, through their Crusades, through wa...

Facing Up to the Impending UK Referendum on the European Union

Anthony Payne | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Politics
Anthony Payne

The best way to counter the threat constituted by the referendum is to show that the EU can be remade to work better in the democratic service of its citizens.

George Bowden

Calais Refugees Have A Christmas Wishlist And It's Devastatingly Simple | George Bowden | Posted 25.12.2015 | UK

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