European Union

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 06.01.2015 | 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 09.01.2015 | 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 06.01.2015 | 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 06.01.2015 | 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 03.01.2015 | 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...

Asa Bennett

BoJo Thinks British Rule Would Have Made Everything Better

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has suggested that many countries are unlucky to have missed out on the "benefit of British rule". The London Mayor made his provocat...

New European Commission: Upcoming Laws That Will Affect Your Life

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

MEPs will take a close look at the plans and amend or even reject them as necessary. They will also critically follow the negotiations for all trade agreements as these will also need to be approved by the Parliament.

The Demands for Further Contributions Are Just a Step in the Death of the EU

John Watson | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK Politics
John Watson

The mess over the budget demands is simply a stage in that process and should be recognised as such but understanding its nature won't be much help. It has all gone too far now and it is way beyond the reforming zeal of Mr Cameron and his friends to put right. If we want to realise the original dream we will have to burn the tree down and start again.

A Third Of Britain Would Vote Ukip If They Thought They Could Win

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.10.2014 | UK Politics

A third of voters would back Ukip in the 2015 General Election, if they thought they could win, a new poll has shown. Analysts say the exceptional ...

Angry Cameron: 'Europe Has Clubbed Me With A Lead Pipe'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Politics

The shock demand by the European Commission that Britain stump up an extra £1.7bn to Brussels is a "lethal weapon" that puts the UK's membership of t...

EU To Hold Urgent Summit Over Demands For Extra £1.7bn For Brussels

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Politics

European leaders have agreed to David Cameron's demand for emergency talks after the European Commission made a shock call for Britain to pay an extra...

Britain To Be Hit With Massive EU Bill

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK

Britain is facing a shock EU demand for an extra £1.7 billion (2.1 billion euro) towards the European Union budget. The demand - which would add almo...

Sakharov Prize 2014: The Gynaecologist Standing Up for Women's Right

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

Rape is only too often used as a weapon during many armed conflicts around the world and Denis Mukwege has made it his life's mission to help the victims of sexual violence. Because of his sterling work, the European Parliament has decided to award him the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought 2014...

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 ...

David Cameron Making 'Historic Mistake'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Politics

The outgoing president of the European Commission will today warn David Cameron he could make a "historic mistake" by alienating eastern European coun...

UK Should Not Hinder Palestine's Right to International Criminal Court

Alyn Smith | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Politics
Alyn Smith

Encouraging the Palestinians to accede to the ICC, which they have been eligible to do since attaining Observer State status at the UN in 2012, would introduce an accountability mechanism that would deter future violence. It would also provide an incentive for each side to stay at the negotiating table.

David Cameron's Immigration Proposals Suffer Setback On Day One

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK

The outgoing EU president Jose Manuel Barroso has shot down David Cameron's rumoured proposal to cap the number of EU immigrants coming into Britain, ...

Ukip Group in the European Parliament Collapses: What Are the Consequences?

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy (EFDD) group in the European Parliament, of which UKIP formed an important part, has been disbanded after Latvian MEP Iveta Grigule decided to leave the group. Read on to find out the importance of this development and how it will affect UKIP and the rest of the European Parliament.