European Union

Shout It From the Rooftops: Staying in the EU Will Benefit Us All

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

We will have to fight tooth and nail to ensure that the British public vote "Yes" on referendum day and that Britain is not left isolated from Europe and the world. We should put our values into action by ensuring that we achieve more through our common endeavour than alone. I hope you will join us and get involved.

The Chart That Proves Refugees Are Choosing To Go Almost Anywhere But Britain

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK

Germany has received 11 times more asylum applications than the United Kingdom so far this year, the latest figures from UNHCR reveal. Refugees mak...

It's Time for the EU to Take F1 Competition Seriously

Anneliese Dodds | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Politics
Anneliese Dodds

It is time for F1 to return to their former reward systems that gave money to teams based on how they perform on the track. This is the only way to protect the jobs of those brilliant innovators working for the teams and the integrity of a globally loved sport. It is also the only way to ensure that the many highly-skilled jobs and technological breakthroughs associated with F1 here in the South East, continue.

Theresa May's Empty Promises

Steven Woolfe | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Politics
Steven Woolfe

The Conservative Party's message about the need for controlled immigration at their annual conference is both laughable and wholly deceiving... The Tories set meaningless targets, time and time again and then use a PR bluster like this speech to camouflage their failures.

EU Cracks Down On Facebook Over Fears That It Might Be Sharing With US Spy Agencies

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Tech

The EU European Court of Justice has ruled that a Safe Harbour agreement, signed by many of the largest tech companies in the world, is invalid. Fa...

Is the Eurozone's Free Ride Coming to an End?

Simon Tilford | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Tilford

The eurozone is banking on a weak euro and strong global growth to boost exports and inflation and offset the weakness of domestic demand. How likely ...

By 2017 People Will Vote To Leave EU To 'Whack' You, Cameron Warned

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been warned he may be so unpopular by 2017 that voters may choose to take Britain out of the EU just to spite him. British busine...

Nigel Farage Faces Investigation For Using EU Money To Pay For Anti-EU 'Tour'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK

Nigel Farage faces an investigation for using taxpayer money to fund an anti-European Union tour around Britain. The leader of the UK Independence...

With a Referendum on the Cards Soon, Cameron Might Not Have Much Time to Prevent Impending Brexit

John Lehal | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Politics
John Lehal

The weakening of Labour's position under Corbyn may be doing damage to Britain's future in Europe. But the last six months have affirmed that political polling is far from an exact science. Watch this space.

Nationalisation Is Not Against EU Law

Sam Fowles | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

Sorry Nigel but EU law will not prohibit a properly handled nationalisation of energy utilities.

UK - A Champion of Change in Europe

Ed Vaizey | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Politics
Ed Vaizey

Let's face it. The Electronic Communications Regulatory Framework doesn't sound that exciting. The fact that the European Commission just launched a review of it even less. But it does matter - let me try to explain why...

Europe Should Speak Out About Iran's Appalling Rights Record

Ryszard Czarnecki | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Politics
Ryszard Czarnecki

As elected lawmakers we have to defend our European values and we insist that any expansion of relationship with Iran must be conditioned to end of executions and a clear progress on human rights and situation of women.

Divided Europe Faces Migration Crisis

Keith Vaz | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Politics
Keith Vaz

A great deal has been said about stemming the flow of refugees and migrants trying to reach the continent, and about the numbers of people who will settle here, but integration of the arrivals is a fundamental issue which has not received the attention it requires. 

Has Peter Kellner Changed His Mind on Brexit?

Denis MacShane | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Politics
Denis MacShane

For as long as I can remember, Peter Kellner, a man I like, respect, admire and consider a friend for more than 30 years has been telling me that my f...

Keeping Cool Need Not Cost the Earth

Toby Peters | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Tech
Toby Peters

Transport is vital: it's no good producing food and then just leaving it in a cold store; it needs to move quickly and efficiently from producer to consumer, and that requires a large fleet of refrigerated vehicles.

No Time Left to Lose on the Campaign to Stay in the EU

Paul Brannen | Posted 27.09.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Brannen

As the prime minister increasingly panders to his party's right during renegotiation talks, by seeking to opt out of major social gains made in Europe since the Second World War, the left must not give up on the European project as a force for good for UK citizens as some have suggested they would do. A future Labour government would ensure that the worst of Cameron's reforms are reversed and would further focus its energies on ensuring that the UK is a respected and listened-to player in EU decision-making.

Thousands of Jobs Are at Risk Unless We Save Our Steel

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

The Teesside steel plant employs 2,000 people, 1,000 contractors and is linked to 5,000 jobs in local supply chains. A further 50 apprentices currently on site demonstrate the crucial role that the facility plays in providing much-needed, skilled jobs to an area with some of the highest levels of unemployment in the country.

Refugees Face Impossible Choices

Louise Finan | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK
Louise Finan

For those of us who have been following the humanitarian fallout of the conflict in Syria and in Iraq, the distressing images of men, women and children seeking refuge throughout Europe come as no surprise.

EU Approves Relocating Tens Of Thousands Of Migrants

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Politics

Some 120,000 migrants are to be resettled across Europe, as many times more than that figure arrive on the continent fleeing poverty and war. The U...

That Insane Aids Drug Price Hike Could Have Profound Implications For The TTIP Deal

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK

A leading NHS doctor has spoken out against the former hedge fund manager at the heart of the scandal around a 4,000% increase in the price of a life ...

Hungary Agrees To Let Army Use Rubber Bullets And Tear Gas On Refugees

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK

Hungarian armed forces are reportedly heading towards its border with Croatia in military Humvees after parliament voted to deploy them to help repel ...

Merkel's Welcome of Migrants Is a Colossal, Historic Mistake for the European Union

Steven Woolfe | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Politics
Steven Woolfe

The Chancellor's overall strategy of berating member states on how they cope with the great migration was flawed to begin with and ironically her open-ended refugee pledge has made matters worse for those same states. So what does the world do now?

Putting the Young at the Heart of Policymaking Is the Key to Tackling Youth Unemployment

Jude Kirton-Darling | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Politics
Jude Kirton-Darling

"What needs to be done to reduce record levels of youth unemployment, and how can we ensure that the young are equipped for the world of work?" That was the question we asked ourselves this week, when 15 young people from the North East came to Brussels to hear what the European Parliament and Commission are doing to support their generation.

ISIS, Russia, and the Rejection of the West

Peter Frankopan | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Politics
Peter Frankopan

So, mercifully, the latest glossy video released by ISIS does not show innocent people being executed, or cultural treasures of the world being destroyed by thugs. For once, the high production values gives some hope that those at the top of ISIS are moving out of the teenage phase of blood-lust and wanting to play a new game that is basically good news (well, it could hardly get any worse). The new game is for adults only. It is called Government.

Tackling the Migration Crisis

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

In February last year I wrote an article titled "Is Immigration The EU's Death Knell?" Writing it then, I thought that the looming migrant crisis woul...