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Britain's EU Exit 'Would Spell Disaster For Poland'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Politics

If Britain pulls out of the European Union it would spell disaster for countries like Poland, the country's ambassador has warned. Witold Sobkow, ...

Osborne Would Prefer You Didn't Read This EU Report....

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Politics

Negative attitudes and a lack of "hard graft" are fuelling a decline in Britain's influence in Brussels, according to peers. The implications of re...

Which Country Is Actually Most Popular With EU Migrants? It's Not Britain...

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has ripped into the Tories' stance towards Europe after it emerged that more migrants are actually going to Germany than Britain. Prime...

Ukip's New EU Ally Joked About Wife Beating And Defended Hitler

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett & Ned Simons | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Politics

The Polish MEP recruited by Nigel Farage to save Ukip's group in the European Parliament has joked about wife beating and defended Adolf Hitler's tax ...

Asa Bennett

Top Labour Donor Has All Sorts Of Problems With Ed's Economic Plans

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband's flagship mansion tax would cause "all sorts of problems" like pushing many homeowners into negative equity, Labour's biggest individual ...

Cable Mocks Ukip For Opposing Controversial US-EU Trade Deal

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Politics

Vince Cable has hit out at Ukip for opposing a controversial EU-US trade deal that the party fears would lead to "widespread privatisation" of the NHS...

Asa Bennett

Vote Tory And You May Find It Harder To Travel Around Europe

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Politics

The Conservatives will push to change the European principle of free movement if they win the next election in a bid to curb the number of immigrants ...

Spain Just Decisively Undermined Salmond's EU Hopes For Indy Scotland

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics

Alex Salmond's vision for Scotland to rejoin the European Union within two years of gaining independence while keeping the pound has been awkwardly un...

Cameron Must Set Out What He Wants From EU, Says Ex-Tory Cabinet Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been warned by one of his former cabinet ministers that he must set out his "red lines" and "spell out" what he wants in his attempt...

George Ruins His Lib Dem Deputy's Warning Over EU Jobs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Politics

Danny Alexander, George Osborne's Liberal Democrat deputy, has been awkwardly undermined by Treasury civil servants in his warning that three million ...

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...

Nick Clegg Would Really Prefer You Didn't Read This EU Report

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Politics

Britain has attracted no more overseas investment as a member of the European Union than it would have done alone, research has found. Many of the ...

Osborne Defied By His Own Deputy In Call To Stay In European Union

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Politics

Danny Alexander, George Osborne's Liberal Democrat deputy, is risking a new coalition rift by using official Treasury analysis to more than three mill...

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Top Tories Want Dave To Annoy Nick Into Ending The Coalition

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been urged by senior Tory backbenchers to end the coalition with the Liberal Democrats early before the next general election, with ...

EU Membership 'Crucial' To UK Success, Say Business Chiefs

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's membership of the European Union is "crucial" to London's future success, and an exit from the political bloc will hit the UK's competitiven...

Politics Can Be Rock 'n' Roll

Giuseppe Porcaro | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Politics
Giuseppe Porcaro

I have just returned from Strasbourg, where for three days the European Youth Forum ran its annual YO!Fest as part of the European Youth Event, which took place at the European Parliament. I have come back to Brussels truly heartened and inspired by the ideas and motivation of the 5,300 young people that came together for this event...

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Defending The Banks And Now Big Energy, Why Does She Do It?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Politics

Angela Knight has forged a career on defending the seemingly indefensible, having fought for the Tories in John Major's government, then the banks jus...

EU Helps You Watch Porn Abroad Says Conservative Politician

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics

One of the benefits of the European Union is better access to foreign porn movies, according to a French member of the European Parliament. Joseph ...

'UK Should Leave EU And Dare Brussels To Do Its Worst'

PA | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Politics

Britain should trigger a process that would give it back-door independence from the European Union and challenge Brussels to "do its worst", a report ...

Over 4 Million Jobs 'Depend On EU Exports'

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics

Exports to European Union countries are worth £211 billion to the British economy and help support 4.2 million UK jobs, according to analysis by an e...

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Thomas Cook Chief Warns Against EU Exit And Scottish Independence

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Politics

Harriet Green, the chief executive of travel giant Thomas Cook, has warned against the "unsettling" prospects of Britain leaving the European Union an...

LISTEN: Soros Warns EU 'May Not Survive' Financial Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Politics

The European Union "may not survive" the "long-lasting" economic stagnation caused by the eurozone crisis, billionaire hedge-fund manager George Soros...

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Hyundai Warns Against UK Leaving European Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Politics

Hyundai has become the latest car manufacturer to urge Britain to stay in the European Union, warning that a British exit would throw up "barriers" to...

'Without The EU, Easyjet Would Not Exist'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK

EasyJet would not exist without the European single market, a government report on the UK's relationship with the rest of the Europe has found. "Ea...

Osborne Slams 'Unwise' Lords For Killing Off EU Referendum

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has chided "unwise" peers for deciding to "kill off" a bill that would legislate for a referendum on Britain's membership of the Europe...