European Union

EU Exit 'Not An Option,' Says Conservative Party Business Spokesman

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Politics

British exit from the European Union is "not an option", a Conservative business spokesman has said. David Cameron has promised to hold an in/out r...

Ex-Ukip MEP Nikki Sinclaire Charged With Money Laundering

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Politics

A former Ukip MEP has been charged with money laundering and misconduct in public office after an inquiry into her expense claims. The Crown Prosec...

Ed Balls Laughs Off His Name With Rather Naughty Jeremy Hunt Gag

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Balls has made light of his awkwardly memorable surname, quipping that he is in a better position than health secretary Jeremy Hunt, whose own surn...

After the Tragedy of Flight MH17 Russia Must Be Held to Account

Jonathan Cook | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jonathan Cook

For the nations of Europe, the legacy of appeasing Russian behaviour makes a vigorous response to the current crisis absolutely vital. While there may be economic risk inherent in imposing sweeping sanctions, a broad package of 'level three' measures, targeting vulnerable sectors of the Russian economy, is essential.

EU: How the UK's Next Commissioner Will Be Appointed

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The name raised a few eyebrows in Brussels when he was announced as the nominee for the UK's spot in the European Commission. Lord Jonathan Hill of Oareford, the leader of the House of Lords, is little known abroad and his appointment is far from guaranteed as he will be subjected to a careful vetting process over the coming months.

The Sweet Drug of Bank Subsidies

Molly Scott Cato | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics
Molly Scott Cato

The large banks that dominate the financial services sector would be making heavy losses without the implicit subsidies they enjoy as a result of the taxpayer guarantee.

Cameron Acting Like Putin Over Human Rights, Warns Sacked Attorney General

PA | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics

Britain risks "serious international reputational damage" with a proposal to allow MPs a veto over rulings made by the European Court of Human Rights,...

Clegg Accuses Cameron Of Siding With Putin Against Human Rights

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has accused David Cameron of allying himself with Vladimir Putin and against human rights, as he launched a broadside against the prime min...

David Cameron Met Jean-Claude Juncker And It Looks Really Awkward

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron spent the best part of a month publicly trying to prevent Jean-Claude Juncker from becoming the next president of the European Commissio...

Don't Laugh at Lord 'Who?' Hill Yet....He Could Be New Lord Cockfield

Peter Wilding | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Wilding

It is entirely true that many would have welcomed a big political figure such as William Hague to lead for Britain in Brussels but the Prime Minister decided on a different approach - one with an outstanding precedent. Lord Hill may be unknown but so was Lord Cockfield, possibly one of the most effective British Commissioners.

New Cabinet Designed To Win Back Ukip Voters, Says Defence Secretary

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has assembled a eurosceptic cabinet in his reshuffle in an effort to tackle the threat posed by Ukip, the new defence secretary has said...

This One Website Just Made The 'Right To Forget' Utterly Pointless

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Tech

'Hidden from Google' is a new website that has started listing those people who asked to have their name removed as part of the EU's 'Right to forget'...

'Non, Non, Non,' Britain's New EU Commissioner Said He Didn't Want The Job

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has nominated Conservative peer Lord Hill, most recently the leader of the House of Lords, to be Britain's next European Commissioner. ...

Ken Clarke Issues EU Exit Warning As He Quits Government

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics

Ken Clarke has warned David Cameron that Britain must not leave the European Union as he quit the government on Monday evening, amid a dramatic cabine...

Druid Britain and the New Erasmus Stats

Paola Buonadonna | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Politics
Paola Buonadonna

"Scrounging foreign students clog up OUR unis at YOUR expense" ... By contributing to Erasmus through its share of the EU budget Britain gets in return more money for its universities, grants for foreign travel for its students, as well as the priceless diplomatic and cultural gains to be had through such exchanges.

Can You Speak Commission?

Susannah Savage | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Politics
Susannah Savage

Bastardising the English language seems to be Europe's way of punishing Britain for its sins... "Whilst everyone else is making a large and valiant effort to communicate in their second or third language, the lazy, arrogant 'Anglo-Saxons' [sic] never bother to learn other languages and are linguistically inept in any case"

You'll Never Guess Who Neil Kinnock Wants To Be EU Commissioner

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Politics

Former Labour leaderNeil Kinnock has made an unlikely pick for who he thinks should be Britain's next European Commissioner - Conservative Foreign Off...

Juncker: The Final Steps Towards Becoming the Next President of the European Commission

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Jean-Claude Juncker will meet the European Parliament's political groups on 8 and 9 July, ahead of the vote on his candidacy on 15 July. Before the vote, Juncker will give a statement in the chamber, followed by a debate. The former prime minister of Luxembourg will need a simple majority of at least 376 MEPs in order to get the Commission's top job.

Lightning Always Strikes Twice in the European Parliament

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

I came to this place already opposed to the European Union. But if I'd been a waverer, the utter hypocrisy of the last week would have persuaded me of one thing: it is beyond hope, beyond even the possibility of reform.

Thomas Tamblyn

'The Right To Be Forgotten Doesn't Work In Practice' Says Top Security Expert | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Tech

A top security expert has admitted that the EU's 'right to be forgotten' is 'technically impossible' to enforce. Speaking to the Huffington Post UK...

Voters Don't Trust Us On Immigration, Senior Labour Figure Says

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Politics

Voters are wary of Labour on immigration and Europe because they do not believe it has a "clear position" on these issues, a senior Labour figure has ...

Ed Miliband Rejects Union Demand For An EU Referendum

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has rejected calls from his party's biggest financial backer, the Unite union, to promise an in/out referendum on EU membership at next ye...

Trained to Schmooze

Susannah Savage | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Politics
Susannah Savage

With a few public sector exceptions, Brussels is where meritocracy comes to die. And it takes its last breath in the naïve hopes of trainees. No one wastes any time letting us know that we are here to network. Such importance is placed on this I suspect there may be a strategic memo somewhere entitled 'Combatting Youth Unemployment in the EU: the Art of Networking'.

Miliband Must Offer EU Referendum, Says Unite Union

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Politics

Labour's biggest union affiliate has urged the party to reconsider its position on a European Union referendum or risk being "boxed in" at the general...

Spectacular Nigel Farage Rant In Brussels Caught On Camera

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage has returned to the European Parliament for its new session with a characteristically passionate rant against the EU. After leading h...