European Union

Asa Bennett

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...

Doomed: Nigel Farage, UKIP and the Battle for Brussels

Ben Acheson | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

It's all about UKIP. It always has been. They've made a routinely uneventful and uninspiring process the political event to watch. Thanks to them, this year's European election cycle will be the most exciting, or the least boring, ever.

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 ...

EU To Impose More Sanctions On Russia For 'Destabilising' Ukraine

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK

Sanctions against Russia are to be expanded with more people added to the list subject to asset freezes and visa bans, Baroness Ashton has said. Th...

'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 ...

Ukraine Clashes See Dead And Wounded On Both Sides

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK

A Ukrainian has been killed and five pro-Russian activists wounded as security forces exchanged gunfire with separatists in an operation to clear them...

Being part of the EU is GOOD for the UK

Ben Acheson | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Cross-border telecommunications are cheaper and easier after the EU abolished national monopolies for fixed-line services. The price of phonecalls has plummeted. Since 2000, the cost of a 10-minute call within the EU has fallen by an average of 74%...

Facing Threats, Beatings And Intimidation, Europe's Roma 'Failed By EU'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK

The economic crisis in Europe is fuelling violent "pogroms" against Roma people across the continent, with some politicians encouraging intimidation, ...

Airport Noise: MEPs Sound Off Over Plans to Let Commission Decide

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Airports, conducive to boosting trade and travel, are also a source of nuisance to their neighbours. The challenge has always been how to maximise airports' economic impact, while minimising the effects they have on the people living around them. But who should act as the impartial judge to balance contradicting interests in the case of a dispute?

Thank EU: Why Ukraine Means We Must Re-energise the European Union

Andrew Gawthorpe | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew Gawthorpe

A menacing geopolitical presence is extending across Europe. Heedless of national autonomy and personal rights, it remorselessly centralizes power in a grim and faceless bureaucracy. Many in the United Kingdom regard it as the greatest threat to their freedom since Hitler's Germany...

Former Obama Advisor Says Putin's Actions May Push Eurozone Countries Closer Together

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK

The crisis over Russia’s annexation of Crimea may have inadvertently pushed the countries of the eurozone closer together, according to a former eco...

Nigel Farage Is No Patriot

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

For a British politician, being patriotic implies a deep understanding of British culture, values and national interest, and the willingness and ability to stick up for those values. Farage demonstrated a total misinterpretation of British culture and history and the values on which that culture is based.

Britain Being Frozen Out Of EU Decision Making, MPs Warn

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics

Britain is facing growing isolation in the European Union as the eurozone states move to integrate their fiscal and economic policies more closely, a ...

If You Want Genuine Political Debate, Turn Off Nick vs Nigel

Clare Phipps | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Politics
Clare Phipps

I switched on the radio on last Wednesday evening to hear men shouting over the top of each other. A new "Mens' Hour"? A replay of Tuesday's football? No, it was the monotone sound of our supposed democracy in action...

Paul Vale

Nigel Farage Wins Two Snap Polls Following Second European Union Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage has received an early birthday present by winning the second EU debate against Nick Clegg, according to two snap polls. The Ukip leader, ...

Farage Accuses Clegg Of Being 'Hell-Bent' On Foreign Military Intervention

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage has accused Nick Clegg of being a "career politician" who is "absolutely hell-bent" on getting the British militarily involved in oversea...

Paul Vale

David Miliband Has 'Self-Denying Ordinance' Over Ed Miliband Questions

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Vale | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- David Miliband has a "self-denying ordinance" to questions of British politics, the Labour Party or his brother, Labour leader Ed Miliband...

Net Neutrality: The Battle to Preserve the Open Nature of the Internet

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Tech
European Parliament Web Team

Some 41% of Europeans experience difficulties watching a video on a mobile device and 37% via a fixed internet connection at home due to speed limitations or the blocking of content, according to a Eurobarometer survey published in February.

Mandelson: You Would Be Stark Staring Bonkers To Quit The EU

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics

British voters would be "stark staring bonkers" if they chose to quit the European Union in an upcoming referendum on the UK's membership, Peter Mande...

EU Exit Talk Is 'Anti-Jobs And Anti-Business', Warns Balls

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Balls has warned that "even talking" of Britain leaving the European Union is "anti-jobs and anti-business" as it would create "huge uncertainty" f...

Ned Simons

Ukip 'Quite Proud' Of Taking BNP Votes, Says Nigel Farage

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage has said he is "quite proud" that he has successfully persuaded former British National Party voters to switch their support to Ukip. ...

Western Ineptitude and Weakness Has Handed Russia Ukraine on a Plate

Daniel W Smith | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel W Smith

To be brutally honest the approach by the Western Powers has been embarrassing, in the United Kingdom it was leaked to the press that the Britain would not put in place heavy sanctions against Russia because it was against our economic interests to do so. When this was leaked the Government suddenly changed its tune and announced it would enact sanctions against Russia.

What We Can Learn About the Farage-Clegg Debate From a Concert Violinist Pretending to Be a Busker

Tony Koutsoumbos | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics
Tony Koutsoumbos

We've learnt that just as understanding what constitutes a sublime piece of music is central to appreciating it anywhere, knowing what constitutes a good argument is vital to deciding whether Nick Clegg or Nigel Farage has made the better case for their position, regardless of how we personally feel about them or their politics.

European Mainstream - Less Mainstream, More a Trickle

Alan Murad | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics
Alan Murad

Last week we were treated to the re-launch of the aptly named 'European Mainstream', a new campaign group for Tory MPs who are so passionate about the EU that they want to remain in, even if Mr Cameron fails to return any powers from Brussels.

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...