European Union

Jeremy Corbyn To Use EU Referendum To Push For A 'Real Social Europe'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.02.2016 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn will push for the UK to remain in the European Union as he vows to use the referendum campaign as an opportunity to "stand up for public...

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...

In Defence of Euroscepticism

Aditya Dabral | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Aditya Dabral

I'm not saying that leaving will mean that the UK becomes some kind of utopian nation overnight. But as long as faceless foreign bureaucrats with their self-appointed six-figure salaries have a say in how our country is run, I cannot have confidence that we can achieve our full potential as a nation.

Why I (Somewhat Reluctantly) Like Vladimir Putin

Oliver Norgrove | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Norgrove

Tyrannical and thoroughly disagreeable though he is, Mr Putin stands for nationalistic pride, a crucial buffer against the perils of American foreign policy and a determination to defend a revived Russia on the world stage, and her citizens abroad. Three things I respect, and three things a shrinking world desperately needs.

Pro-EU Claims About Food Prices Going Up After Brexit 'Utter Lies'

Louise Bours | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Politics
Louise Bours

Propaganda about food prices going up if Britain chose to leave the European Union has moved beyond scaremongering to utter lies.

Cabinet Minister Drops Biggest EU Referendum Date Hint Yet

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Politics

A cabinet minister has dropped a big hint that the European Union referendum will be held on June 23. Energy secretary Amber Rudd told BBC Question...

Some Days You Gotta Give, Some Days You Gotta Take: Walking the EU Tightrope

Gavin Devine | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Politics
Gavin Devine

My hope is that the referendum will be the beginning of the process of positive reform of the European Union. But given that we are committed to the pointless farce of a nationwide vote we just have to get on with it, and get through it.

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.

EU Referendum: It's Not Just the Economy, Stupid!

Lee Williscroft-Ferris | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Politics
Lee Williscroft-Ferris

The notion of 'Brexit' is no longer the sole domain of Tory Eurosceptics and UKIPpers. There are many compelling left-wing arguments for leaving the European Union; the EU's perceived obsession with free trade, potentially to the detriment of environmental safeguards and workers' rights; its exasperating tendency to shoot itself in the foot through opaque decision-making combined with some appalling PR. The EU can indeed be its own worst enemy.

The Real Reason Why UK Tories Are Against EU Tax Probes

Anneliese Dodds | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Politics
Anneliese Dodds

Despite their claims to be leading the global fight against tax avoidance, British Conservatives have been vociferous in their condemnation of EU atte...

'Care' Should Not Be a Dirty Word

Louise Bours | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Politics
Louise Bours

For such a small, simple expression with huge connotations, "care" seems to have become a dirty word. It makes people feel uneasy - embarrassed at the standard of care many of our elderly and vulnerable people receive, and embarrassed at the level of support for the carers themselves.

David Cameron Seeking Changes To In-Work Benefits 'Brake' In EU Talks

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 31.01.2016 | UK

David Cameron's chances of securing a rapid EU renegotiation deal face a key test as Donald Tusk arrives in the UK to finalise a package to put to oth...

The Future Demands That the United Kindom Remains a Leading Part of the European Union

Shirley Williams | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Politics
Shirley Williams

In concluding, I hand over to my colleagues here, careful and very cherished support for the great public institutions I have spoken about which are part of the warp and the weft of this country's whole being and who texture and quality. And I ask them to think very hard before allowing the United Kingdom to withdraw from what I believe to be its major duty to the world, which is the one it will encounter and then deliver through the European Union.

Brexit Blackmail Proves That the SNP Doesn't Want Independence

Oliver Norgrove | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Norgrove

Quite bizarre is Nicola Sturgeon's assertion that demand for Scottish independence will grow after, rather than before, a European Union exit. Stranger still is her belief that thinking Scots will actually vote for it.

Will The British Public Be Educated Enough For The EU Referendum?

James Cropper | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
James Cropper

With the referendum imminent, there are countless questions yet to be answered. However, with time running it will be crucial for the British public to receive enough information, which does not yet seem to be happening. The cards are in Cameron's hands, but it is whether or not he will leave enough time for campaigning which is the real question.

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.

A Tax Package to Keep Us One Step Ahead of Google

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

The announcement by Google that it will magnanimously pay £130 million for the tax it has avoided since 2005 has rightly been greeted with outrage an...

Eight Weeks to Regain Control of the Migrant Crisis

Timothy Kirkhope | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Politics
Timothy Kirkhope

If 2015 was the EU's annus horribilis, 2016 is in danger of becoming the annus terribilis. The situation in the Middle East cannot be controlled, but our response can be. If we go back to another year of grand gestures on one side, and inaction on the other, the EU will continue to be paralysed in the face of its greatest challenge yet. It can reduce the impact of this crisis by focusing on what works, and on policies that are tough but fair for those people and those countries that play by the rules.

We Must Collaborate to Solve the Refugee Crisis

Jasvir Singh | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK
Jasvir Singh

Collaboration is key to the solution, and if we fail to work together on the current refugee crisis, we could find ourselves dealing with much greater humanitarian issues and societal challenges throughout Europe in the near future.

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...

Refugees Using Smartphones To Share Politicians' Welcoming Words 'In Seconds', French PM Warns

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK

The French Prime Minister has urged caution in saying that all refugees will be “welcome” in Europe because within seconds the message will be “...

Michael Caine Backs British Exit From The EU

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Politics

Veteran actor Michael Caine has backed British exit from the European Union, but said both leaving and remaining a member was "scary" for the country....

EU Governments Must Ramp Up Obesity Strategies or Face Fiscal Crisis

Martin Koehring | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Politics
Martin Koehring

Europe is facing an obesity crisis of epidemic proportions, one that threatens to overwhelm the EU's already struggling economies and place a tremendous burden on its healthcare systems. Data from the World Health Organisation (WHO) indicates that the proportion of those who are overweight or obese will rise substantially in the EU over the next decade if the issue is not tackled.

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.

Digital Single Market: The EU in the Internet Age

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

The EU exists to break down barriers, and the digital frontier may be the next one to go. Today, MEPs voted on a report setting out the European Parliament's vision of a Digital Single Market.