European Referendum

The Sun's Editor Adamant 'Queen Backs Brexit' Headline Was Right Despite 'Inaccurate' Warning

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK

The Sun's editor-in-chief still stands by the paper's 'Queen backs Brexit' headline, despite the press standards watchdog ruling it was inaccurate and...

Britain Should Remain in the European Union

Dr Andrew Crines | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Andrew Crines

Britain should remain the EU because we live in reality, not in some romantic fantasy where the UK is a lone power in a world of subservient nations. That is an imperial thought process which went out of fashion decades ago.

Women Need Tax Justice More Than Once a Month

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

Osborne must realise that genuine tax justice for women is not a once-a-month occurrence. It must cut across all tax and spend policies, universally, and help rather than hinder the fight for gender equality.

People Are Agreeing With Jeremy Clarkson About The EU And It's Freaking Them Out

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK

Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has confirmed he wants to see the UK remain in the European Union, and plenty of people on social media agree - a...

Boris Johnson States The Obvious When Voting On EU Membership

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 27.02.2016 | UK

Boris Johnson has backtracked over comments he made earlier this week that voting to leave the European Union would force Brussels to offer the UK a b...

Osborne Warns A Brexit Will Provoke A 'Shock To The World Economy'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 27.02.2016 | UK Politics

All of the world's biggest countries have united in warning that a British exit from the European Union would provoke "a shock to the world economy", ...

Perfect? No - But Europe Has Transformed Us for the Better

Stewart McDonald | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Politics
Stewart McDonald

We in Scotland know too well what it is like to be patronised, and told the sky will fall in if we make the wrong choice. I should probably say now too, that I don't think the UK would turn into a basket case if it left: I just think it would be a much lesser place without the opportunities for cooperation and mutual prosperity that the EU offers.

Sleepwalking Into Brexit

Stuart Thomson | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Politics
Stuart Thomson

We might not have long to wait until the Prime Minister announces the date of the European referendum and the basis of the deal that has finally been agreed. But what is clear is that if the pro-membership campaign does not get some momentum going soon then we will sleepwalk into Brexit.

On Red Cards and Referendums

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

This week saw some welcome news for democratic reformers - national parliaments will be able to veto unwanted EU laws if they don't have the backing o...

June Is Too Soon: Let's Not Rush the EU Referendum

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

Here's a proposal. Let's have genuinely focused discussions about these two important decisions by conducting the campaigns at different times. Both debates need a decent amount of time, coverage and political space in order to give voters the ballots they deserve.

Five Things the Britain in Europe Campaign Can Learn From The Scottish Independence Referendum

Jackie Kemp | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Politics
Jackie Kemp

A supporter of Scotland staying in the Union, I also want Britain to remain in Europe. Below are some of the lessons the 'In' campaign can learn from ...

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...

Stay or Go, Europe's Democratic Deficit Must Be Tackled

Josiah Mortimer | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Politics
Josiah Mortimer

With a New Year and the holiday season coming to an end, the EU referendum campaign is heating up. But since our membership of European Union is a crucial constitutional issue, there's one issue that can't be ignored: democracy.

Can the Left Still Support the EU?

Rory Dickinson | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rory Dickinson

Is this the type of organisation we want the EU to be? One that supports corporations over the welfare of its population. One that ignores referendums, lacks democratic legitimacy and is focused upon the privatisation of public services...

Why David Cameron Tried To Walk Tall After Bruising EU Summit

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has emerged from a "heated" EU summit hailing the first steps towards re-negotiating Britain's relationship with Europe and thwarting Eu...

Let's Hear About the Dream of Europe

Dale Bilson | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Politics
Dale Bilson

Much of the political talk this past week has been of UKIP's ineptitude. The resignation that never was has now been followed by the sacking that never was, with Suzanne Evans unceremoniously dumped and inelegantly reinstated as a party spokesperson for the European separatists in the space of mere hours.

EU Membership: Let's Talk in Terms of Facts, Not Fiction

Verity Ryan | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Politics
Verity Ryan

Let us give sufficient space to understand what good has come from our membership, as well as where it has fallen short. Often it is all too easy to criticise than praise, to stray from facts into the fantastical. Let's make sure we give the Martian an honest debate.

I Was a Teenage Europhile - But the EU's Sadistic Austerity and Lack of Democracy Have Changed My Mind

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

This is a political and economic scandal, not to mention a human tragedy. And progressives should be saying so. But the left in the UK has ceded all the Eurosceptic terrain to the xenophobes and the "Little Englanders", to Ukip and the Tory right. We were wrong then. Let's not be wrong now.

A Welcome Step From Boris Johnson, But the Mayor Fell Down on the Details

Allie Renison | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Politics
Allie Renison

oris Johnson today setting out some of the changes he and his economic adviser Gerard Lyons think would be necessary to see Britain benefit from continued EU membership is a welcome step in the right direction. But for all his robustness and rabble-rousing rhetoric, there were more than a few moments where the Mayor fell down on detail.

'Give Independent Scotland A Vote On EU Membership'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Politics

Scottish voters should get to decide on if independent Scotland remains part of the European Union, a former leader of the Scottish National Party has...

Ford Warns UK Not To Leave The European Union

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Ford has urged the country to stay in the European Union, warning that a British exit would be "cutting its nose off to spite its face” and could fo...

Leaving EU Could Be A 'Backward Step', Warns DHL

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK

Britain's departure from the European Union could see the country descend into economic "protectionism" that would hurt business, warned Phil Couchman...

Cameron Hits Back Over Europe

The Huffington Post UK\ | Tom Moseley | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has hit out at his anti-EU ministers as the ghost of John Major returned to haunt his premiership. The prime minister dismissed comme...

The Question of Europe

Emily Stacey | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK Politics
Emily Stacey

After a long-awaited speech on Europe, it will not be long before we know where the Conservative's truly stand on the UK's position in the EU. However, with talks likely to go on until 2015, it seems that we may be waiting for some time before an official agreement is made.

Cameron's Plan For EU Referendum Would Slash Ukip Support

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron could slash Ukip's support by more than a third if he promises an in-out referendum on EU membership, according to a poll. Research b...