Eurosceptics

Hints of Tory Membership Flight Following May Coronation

Sam Harrison | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Harrison

In the hours following the announcement that Theresa May would become prime minister without a vote being put to the membership of the Conservative Pa...

How 'Brexit' Was Sold to the Masses

Christine de Leon | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Politics
Christine de Leon

The scapegoat handed to them by the Eurosceptics is the immigrant. One only has to look at how nationalist fervour and economic strife following the Great Depression played out in 1930s Germany to see how close we are sailing to the wind.

As a Eurosceptic, 'Leave' Has Failed Me

John Fletcher | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK
John Fletcher

Its disheartening to think of what could have been gained. Almost as disheartening as seeing Boris Johnson bumbling around the West Country on that ridiculous bus.

Brexit Will Benefit Both Farmers and Consumers

Jayne Adye | Posted 21.05.2017 | UK Politics
Jayne Adye

With the referendum really heating up in recent weeks, there has been a surplus of outlandish claims coming from both sides. With plenty of column inches already dedicated to the Prime Minister's scaremongering about the dangers of World War 3 if we Leave the EU, the ordinary voter can understandably come to the conclusion the whole referendum issue is a bit of a storm in a teacup...

Cameron Caves To Eurosceptics Over Queen's Speech

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Politics

David Cameron has been forced to reprimand himself - for not including a bill in the Queen's Speech protecting the NHS from American privatisation. In...

The EU Referendum Is Not an Obvious Choice - Stop Pretending It Is

Ben Parr | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Parr

The vast majority of students are expected to vote in favour of Britain remaining in the EU, and I am becoming increasingly uncomfortable with this fact. Why? Because I have no idea how I am going to vote, and I find it surprising that the demographic I belong to are already so sure of themselves.

Interpreting Iain Duncan Smith's Resignation

Dan Holliday | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK Politics
Dan Holliday

The austerity narrative is finally being meaningfully punctured from the front bench of the opposition. If Labour maintains this level of pressure it can expect to do rather better than its critics predict in the upcoming local elections.

Why the EU Debate Is Worth More Than Personal Ambitions

J.N. Paquet | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

Some people have a deep reason to wish for the UK to leave the European Union, whether it is a frustration at the way the European institutions work, or the way they feel Brussels gives the orders and Britain just obeys, or maybe it is because they feel the government has no power to limit EU immigration...

EU Referendum: 1975 vs 2016

Emily Stacey | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Stacey

Boris Johnson, however, has decided to turn his back on Team Dave. If Cameron loses, a challenge to his leadership would be inevitable. For the Mayor of London, it seems that he has spotted a convenient gamble with Europe that could work to his political advantage.

Why Conservative Eurosceptics Are Gaining Momentum

Emily Stacey | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK Politics
Emily Stacey

An In/Out referendum on Britain's membership of the EU could take place as early as June, though some members of Cameron's Cabinet have yet to voice w...

The Prime Minister Is Putting His Own Internal Party Strife Above What's Best for Britain

Tim Farron | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

The Prime Minister has used Labour's implosion, or day two of their reshuffle if you are being kind, to sneak out an announcement that his Ministers will be free to campaign on either side of the referendum on Britain's continued membership of the EU. It is yet another day that Britain needed David Cameron to show the courage of his convictions. It is sadly yet another day he has flunked that test and capitulated to calls on his right flank... The Prime Minister is failing to lead his own Government, let alone the country, putting his own internal party strife above what's best for Britain.

Cameron Is Using Norway to Make the Out Campaigns Look Risky

Jonathan Lindsell | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jonathan Lindsell

Cameron appears to be positioning himself firmly on the In side of the EU referendum without saying so explicitly. Not only this, but he is using his prominence as head of government to try to outmanoeuvre the main Out players.

Eurosceptics Had Better Go Back to the Drawing Board, Because the 'Norway Model' is a Sinking Ship

Nash Riggins | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Politics
Nash Riggins

David Cameron is fairly clear about many things. For example, he hates The Human Rights Act. He loves dropping bombs on Syria. More importantly, he's...

Anit-Brexit Campaign: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh and Owen Bennett | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Politics

‘Brexit’ would hamper Britain 's ability to deal with rapists, murderers and even terrorists, a new campaign to keep Britain in the EU has warned....

The Eurogroup's Treatment of Greece Vindicates the Eurosceptic Right

David Browne | Posted 16.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

With the passage of the first round of reforms by the Greek Parliament, it would appear from the outset that the Eurogroup's proposals for Greece will become a reality in return for the next round of bailouts...

David Cameron Accidentally Created His Newest Eurosceptic Headache

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Politics

A leading Tory’s branding of the European Union as “the last gasp of an outdated ideology, a philosophy that has no place in our new world of free...

Senior Tory Wants David Cameron To Cool Talk On Early 'Brexit' Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Politics

A leading Tory Eurosceptic has urged David Cameron to resist calls for the promised in-out EU referendum to take place next year against a clamour fro...

In the Fight Against Terrorism, We Need More Europe - Not More Data

Guy Verhofstadt | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Politics
Guy Verhofstadt

You can't win a war without taking away fertile grounds for conflict and upheaval. This is why we need to target the root causes of terrorism and radicalisation... Not more but better intelligence. Not less but more Europe. Not only fighting, but also preventing. Addressing the terrorism threat is a long haul - but it is a route we must take.

Clueless Within Europe, Rudderless Without

Gavin Devine | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Politics
Gavin Devine

Britain's role within Europe is going to be much discussed in the coming months. A lot of truths and untruths will be trotted out by both sides of the debate. We will hear a lot of myths about what the UK can achieve vis-à-vis Europe in terms of reforming the EU and its institutions, or in terms of the relationship we can have if we leave...

Big Beast Slams 'Neurotic' Eurosceptic Tories For Party's Poor Election Record

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Politics

Tory veteran Ken Clarke has criticised his colleagues for attempting to imitate Ukip instead of taking on Nigel Farage's "nasty" party. The former cha...

We Bagged a Great Portfolio - Now Let's Get on With the Job in Europe

Peter Wilding | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Wilding

This is an important moment for the UK but it is even more important for the wider EU. The restructuring of the Commission to place an emphasis on action to develop economic growth is a real move forward. The UK must seize this opportunity to make a reality of its own reform agenda and work for the vast majority of British people who see reform and change in the EU, not defeat and exit, as the real prize.

The Curious Tale of Bulgaria's Extremist Flip-Flopping Party

Jo Simmons | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

'No to EU homosexuality, it is Mother Russia that liberated us'. This statement comes not from some pro-Russian separatist fighting the power in Ukraine, but from Volen Siderov, the charismatic and divisive leader of Bulgaria's ultranationalist, anti-Semitic and xenophobic party Ataka.

The Rabid Dog and the Dead Mockingbird

Charley-Kai John | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charley-Kai John

Michael Gove's intention to axe American Classics (To Kill A Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men and The Crucible) from the GCSE English Literature syllabus ...

Cameron Tells EU Leaders To Reform Bloc In Wake Of Eurosceptic Victories

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron has spoken to fellow EU leaders to call for reform of the 28-nation bloc in the wake of successes for eurosceptic parties across the con...

Geopolitics and Globalization Endanger Project Europe

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

Should optimistic views about globalization like those of Michael Mandelbaum hold true, Europe may manage to defuse the crisis as new markets open, economic ties strengthen, and member states realize they have a common goal. Namely, to increase prosperity and profit from the ongoing technological innovation.