European Union

Osborne Hopes You Don't Notice His Massive Political Humiliation

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennet | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has quietly dropped his legal fight against the EU's bank bonus cap while attention is diverted on the Rochester by-election. The Ch...

Ned Simons

Oliver Letwin: I'll Vote To Leave The EU If Powers Aren't Returned | Ned Simons | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Politics

Oliver Letwin, the senior Conservative charged with helping to draw up the party's general election manifesto, has said he will vote to leave the Euro...

The People's Politics - Why It's Time Voters Are Really Represented In Parliament

Becky Hopper | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Politics
Becky Hopper

Perhaps we ought to start looking into The Green Party, or even The Animal Welfare Party, or rather than protest voting for the far right, protest vote by destroying our voting slips? Surely anything is better than voting for a party who're no better than the BNP?

New EU VAT Regs Seriously Threaten Small Businesses

Soozi Baggs | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK
Soozi Baggs

There are several issues with the logistics of this - especially for micro businesses (a business being run by a single person) using the most basic sales software.

UK Exit From EU May Be 'Unstoppable'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's exit from the European Union may be "unstoppable", Alistair Darling has warned. The former Labour chancellor, who ran the successful Bett...

Europe Will Find Way To Keep Britain In EU, Says German Minister

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Politics

Germany's deputy finance minister Steffen Kampeter has said he wants the UK to remain in the European Union, adding that the EU will “find ways to o...

Europe Is Dragging Its Feet on Conflict Minerals

Michael Gibb | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Politics
Michael Gibb

We are at a critical juncture. The Bangladesh Accord, the Modern Slavery Act, and conflict minerals legislation in the US and central Africa, are landmark achievements that show that business can be done responsibly and need not take place in the shadows. By dragging its feet instead of building on these achievements the EU risks undermining this progress...

John Major Has A Warning For David Cameron

PA | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Politics

The UK will face a "lesser future" if it leaves the European Union, Sir John Major warned as he urged leaders on the continent to accept changes are n...

The chances of Britain Leaving Europe Are 'Just Under 50%'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Politics

The UK is poised to leave the European Union unless there is genuine reform, former prime minister Sir John Major has warned. In a frank assessment of...

Juncker Questioned in European Parliament Over Controversial Tax Scheme

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Bruno Gollnisch said tax harmonisation is not needed but that there is a need to make multinationals pay tax in the countries where they make profits. He also voiced concerns about Commission officials, led by Juncker, being responsible for the inquiry.

Daily Mail Forced To Correct Piece By... The Justice Secretary

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK

The Daily Mail has been forced to make a humiliating correction to a piece written for the newspaper by Chris Grayling about the European Court of Hum...

Labour To Force Vote On European Arrest Warrant

PA | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Politics

The Government could face a fresh revolt over the controversial European Arrest Warrant (EAW) after Labour said it will force a vote on the measure ne...

'Shambles!' 'Trickery!' 'Disgrace!' - What Happened In Parliament To Get MPs So Angry?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Politics

The Government has been accused of orchestrating a "shambles" over a controversial vote on the European Arrest Warrant - which turned out not to be a ...

Merkel's Comments Show a Disregard for the Democratic will of European Citizens and Openly Will be the Destruction of the EU

Liam Deacon | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Liam Deacon

Before many of us could even catch our breath after Britain nearly tore itself in two, England is at it again, playing roulette with our other closest, hard won political partnership.

Why We Need the European Arrest Warrant

Tony Baldry | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Politics
Tony Baldry

My Right Honourable Friend the home secretary has quite rightly warned that abandoning the Arrest Warrant would undermine the fight against crime and risk turning Britain into a haven for fugitives. I hope the whole House on Monday will vote on the pragmatic grounds of public safety rather than playing politics.

May Lambasted Over Handling Of European Arrest Warrant

PA | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK

Senior MPs have lined up to condemn Theresa May's handling of the process for deciding on the controversial European Arrest Warrant (EAW) ahead of Mon...

Cameron Will Not Pay EU's £1.7 Billion Budget Demand In Instalments

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK

David Cameron has made clear he will not accept a mooted compromise deal on the EU's £1.7 billion budget demand - and warned that the row is pushing ...

The Conservative Party Must Not Pander to Ukip Hysteria About Europe

Sajjad Karim MEP | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Politics
Sajjad Karim MEP

The Conservative party must not become a Ukip proxy. We cannot as a centre-right party be drawn into the hubris and hysteria of populism that demands total withdrawal from Europe while ignoring the obvious dangers of such action and spurning the opportunity for reform that lies ahead of us.

No to GMO: EU Countries to Enjoy Greater Powers to Ban GMOs

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The proposal enabling a member state to invoke legal justifications to prohibit GMO cultivation will have to be approved by both the European Council and the European Parliament before it can enter into force.

Effigy Of EU Leader To Be Set On Fire For Guy Fawkes Night

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Politics

Every year on Bonfire Night, the good people of Edenbridge set fire to a celebrity effigy. This year it's the turn of the outgoing president of the Eu...

Immigrant Data Bound To Give Ukip A Headache

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK

Immigrants from Eastern Europe contributed £5 billion to the UK economy over an 11-year period, according to new research data. The research showe...

Asa Bennett

Farage Warns Britain Is Now Europe's 'Cheap Labour Economy' | Asa Bennett | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Politics

Britain has become "the cheap labour economy of the European Union" due to the "uncontrolled" influx of migrants, Nigel Farage has warned. Speaking...

The Great EU Budget Fightback: Rhetoric or Reality?

Peter Wilding | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Wilding

With Ukip shouting that the EU isn't worth a penny piece and only exit will end the Commission's stealth tax, nothing Osborne can do will outflank Nigel and Rochester will fall. Far better to press for budget reform and seek allies to make a muddled system fairer and clearer.

O'Leary Really Has Issues With 'Communist' France And Germany

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Politics

Michael O'Leary has urged David Cameron to stay in the European Union and work with Eastern European member states rather than follow France and Germa...

Merkel Says Britain 'At Point Of No Return'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Politics

Angela Merkel has given David Cameron an ultimatum over his intransigence on European Union freedom of movement, warning that Britain is fast reaching...