European Union

Instead of Pushing Immigrants Into the Shadows, Labour Should Point Out How Regular Employment Helps Immigrants and British Workers Alike

Florian Foos | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Politics
Florian Foos

This past weekend Chuka Umunna, the shadow Business Secretary, proposed to work with partners to reform the freedom of movement for workers from other...

Unilever And City Bankers Urge UK To Stay In EU

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Unilever and City of London bankers have joined a growing chorus among the business community calling on Britain not to leave the European Union. P...

Aerospace Giant Throws Weight Behind UK Staying In EU

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

The UK head of aerospace giant Airbus Group has warned that Eurosceptics will need to offer a "compelling" alternative model for Britain outside of th...

Why Parliament Shouldn't be Given the Power to Veto Every Aspect of EU Law

Tony Baldry | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Politics
Tony Baldry

No one disagrees that the UK's present relationship with the European Union is not working and needs to change. Moreover, the UK - which is not in the Eurozone - needs to develop a new and different relationship with those countries that are in the Eurozone. This is why, very sensibly, the prime minister has made it clear that he is committed to seeking a new settlement for Britain in Europe

Worth the Austerity? Why the European Parliament Is Conducting an Inquiry Into the Impact of Troika Measures

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Bailout countries have been on the Troika's leash now for nearly four years, but just how effective have its measures been. The Troika - composed of the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund - is tasked with getting economies back into shape by proscribing a diet of strict austerity and plenty of strenuous reform measures, but its methodology has been questioned since the start.

There Must Be No Shortcuts on Serbia's Path to the EU

David Clark | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Politics
David Clark

The challenge presented by Serbia's accession is symptomatic of a larger problem that has become apparent as the EU's frontiers have expanded. Almost all European countries outside the EU want the rights and opportunities that come with full membership.

Five Good Reasons to Study Abroad

Clara Maciver | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Clara Maciver

One of the major perks of my year abroad programme (and many others) is that it doesn't actually count towards my final grade at University which means it's basically like fresher's (except the food is better and you can go skiing when you want. ) Use your spare time wisely and take some time to tour...

Critics of the British Option Seem More Concerned With Appeasing Brussels Than Helping Our Small Businesses

Dylan Sharpe | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Politics
Dylan Sharpe

Business for Britain doesn't want to leave the EU, but we do want some simple and achievable changes made that would help businesses to compete in the new high-growth areas of the world like South America and South-East Asia. The British Option would do that, and without undermining the Single Market.

Why is Everyone Talking Rubbish About 'Europe'?

Sam Fowles | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

I'm trying really hard to remember a time when we could go a whole week without having to have a national moan about "Europe"*. I mean I get it, I really do. All that great food, fantastic culture and nice weather. Not to mention Germany and France's positively infuriating collective predilection for paying people properly and according them proper employment rights.

Ned Simons

EU Referendum 'Inevitable', Says Lib Dem Ex-Minister

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

The European Union is not democratic enough or liberal enough and a referendum on Britain's membership in the next parliament is "inevitable", a forme...

Ned Simons

'Lib Dems Not Overly Pessimistic About The Next Election'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

"I’m told there was no hint of criticism of anything I’d done," David Heath says. "Simply Nick took a view we needed as many people as possible to...

No.10 'Never Received' Letter From Tory MPs Demanding EU Concessions

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Tory backbenchers blew apart the image of party unity over the weekend after it emerged almost 100 had put their names to a letter sent to David Camer...

'A Battle Of National Democracy'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Nigel Farage has said that the European Union is increasingly being controlled by big business and centralised bureaucracy, in a sensational warning t...

Ford Warns UK Not To Leave The European Union

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Ford has urged the country to stay in the European Union, warning that a British exit would be "cutting its nose off to spite its face” and could fo...

'Don't Be Like Norway, Stay In EU', Says PM

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Norway's Prime Minister has insisted to Eurosceptics that Britain should not follow her country's example of staying out of the EU, but maintaining tr...

Asa Bennett

Cameron Told To Stop Hiding EU Migration Report Showing It BENEFITS Britain

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has a "duty to publish" an official report that fails to back up the government's case for tightening restrictions on EU migrants, the f...

Ministers Opt Out Of EU Legal High Plans

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Ministers have refused to sign the UK up to European legislation for tackling legal highs. European Commission proposals for a regulation and direc...

EuroMaidan - The Continuing Struggle For Democracy

Alexander Leivesley | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Politics
Alexander Leivesley

EuroMaidan, the mass pro-Europe movement that began in Ukraine on 21 November last year, is now into its second month. Initially, it began as a reaction to the government's suspension of the European Union Association Agreement, and demanded closer integration with the EU. Since then, the scope of the movement has broadened considerably...

Ken Clarke Attacks Tory 'Right-Wing National Escapism'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Ken Clarke has rejected David Cameron's claim that the European Union has led to "vast migrations" of people and attacked the "right-wing national esc...

Poll Finds British Public Want To Stay In EU

PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A new poll suggests that while the British public aren't ready to pull out of the European Union just yet, they would like to see a shift in power awa...

Labour MP Slams 'Superfluous' Chuka Umunna

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Chuka Umunna's suggestion that a future Labour government could curb the number of EU migrants coming to Britain without a firm job offer has been dis...

Ned Simons

EU Referendum The 'Cowards Way Out', Says Lib Dem Peer

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron is a "coward" for wanting to hold a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union, a Lib Dem peer and close ally of Vince Cab...

Chuka's Surprise EU Migrant Move

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics

Chuka Umunna has signalled that Labour could restrict free movement within the European Union for workers who do not have a firm job offer. Speakin...

EU Commissioner Attacks David Cameron For Peddling 'Myths' About Immigration

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

One of the most senior European Union officials has attacked David Cameron for peddling "myths" about Britain suffering from an invasion of migrants. ...

Downing Street Dismisses Polish Tesco Boycott

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics

Downing Street has dismissed calls by Polish politicians for a boycott of Tesco amid the continuing diplomatic row over David Cameron's declaration th...