Josè Manuel Barroso

The EU Has Had Its Challenges When It Comes to Ethics, But It Is Serious About Addressing Them

Sajjad Karim MEP | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Politics
Sajjad Karim MEP

The notion that the European Parliament is a gravy train riddled with waste and financial scandal is simple to pedal, especially when you need to score easy political points back home. However those that often pedal it, fail to acknowledge the reforms that are quietly taking place.

Britain's Left Should Embrace Euroscepticism

Scott Dickson | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK Politics
Scott Dickson

The onus should now be on Europhiles to explain why they support this bureaucratic behemoth. As for Tony Blair, he has denied seeking the position of Commission President. But I say give him it. The prospect of having this old charlatan in power again would turn anyone into a Eurosceptic.

What Kind Of Week Has It Been? 21 February 2014

Paddy Duffy | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

The comical jolt to the awards podium of news You'd think a George Clooney film being released on Valentine's Day would garner a very familiar torren...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Clegg Plays Footsie With Labour

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Monday 17 February 2014... 1) CLEGG PLAYS FOOTSIE WITH LABOUR Project Differentiation continues apa...

European Union DID NOT Cause Floods, Mr Farage

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK

EU regulations did not contribute to Britain’s flooding crisis, according to the president of the European Commission. Responding to accusations...

Scottish Independence, the EU and the Rebate Debate

Ben Acheson | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Let's not digress into white paper bashing though, plenty of others have excoriated it already. The point is that Scotland's monumental decision is on the horizon and too many crucial questions remain unanswered... The future of a nation cannot be decided on conjecture and supposition alone. We need answers.

Could Brussels Punish Germany For Its Success?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Politics

The European Commission has launched a review into whether Germany's export surplus is undermining the European Union's economic recovery, which has s...

Bog Standard

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK

Flushing toilets should be the same across the continent, European Commission bosses have declared. In a move almost certain to feature in the next...

Curvy Cucumbers and High-Heeled Hairdressers Welcome in Brussels

Giles Goodall | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Giles Goodall

The EU gets a lot of bad press in Britain for its perceived addiction to pointless and occasionally bizarre regulations. Who could forget the reports about straight bananas, fishermen's hairnets and a ban on topless builders?

Cameron's EU Renegotiation Is DOOMED, Says President Barroso

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron's plans to claw back UK powers from Brussels are "doomed to failure" as all 28 member states would fail to back Britain's "unreasonable"...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Miliband Waits For Dacre's Apology

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 04.10.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday 4 October 2013... 1) MILIBAND WAITS FOR DACRE'S APOLOGY The Mili-Mail war ramps up - Miliband yesterd...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Privatising The Queen's Head

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday 12 September 2013... 1) PRIVATISING THE QUEEN'S HEAD Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s resisted sellin...

Are Ukip Set To Become The First Force In The British Elections?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Politics

José Manuel Barroso launched into a sensational attack against David Cameron today, declaring Ukip will trounce the Tories in next year's European e...

Poppycock! Lord Lawson Hits Back At Nick Clegg EU Claim

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Politics

Lord Lawson has dismissed as "poppycock" Nick Clegg's suggestion that three million British jobs would be put at risk if the UK left the European Unio...

A Progressive Wish List for the EU Budget (Part 1)

Darian Meacham | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Politics
Darian Meacham

Should social democrats (like myself) be quietly thanking David Cameron for delivering us an early Christmas gift by blocking the passage of a bloated and wasteful EU budget? Not quite, if Santa Cam has his way this gift will be a Trojan Horse.

David Cameron Demands EU Officials Take Pay Cut

PA | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has demanded billions of pounds in pay and pension cuts from the EU's pampered civil service in a show of solidarity with austerity-hit ...

Cameron Set For EU Budget Battle

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron insisted today the proposed rise in European Union spending was "quite wrong" as he arrived in Brussels for marathon budget negotiations...

Does the EU Need More Integration?

Darren Rutland | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Politics
Darren Rutland

It is if 11 of the EU's foreign ministers get their way. Last month, they released a document outlining a 'future of Europe'. The document suggests that 'strengthening the Economic and Monetary Union has absolute priority'. How many unemployed people across the Eurozone have taken to the streets, demanding that closer alignment to Brussels will lead to jobs?

Scotland 'Will Have To Re-Apply' To EU After Independence

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Politics

The president of the European Commission has stepped into the row about an independent Scotland's place in the European Union (EU) by saying all new s...

EU Must Become A 'Federation Of Nation States'

Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Politics

The EU needs to integrate into a federation of nation states, the president of the European Commission has said. In words that are likely to infuri...

Relegation Ourselves to the Margians of Europe Would be a Gross Betrayal of Our National Interest

Ben Bradshaw | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Politics
Ben Bradshaw

British anti-European hackles have been raised by the President of the EU Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, expressing surprise that "some people" would appear to want a diminished role for UK in Europe like that of Norway or Switzerland.

You Can Smell the Fear in Barroso's Nostrils

Nigel Farage | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Politics
Nigel Farage

Britain is happy to live with the hard work which freedom will entail. We are prepared for the future, but to do so we must be captain on our own bridge.

Britain 'Would Be Like Norway Or Switzerland If It Left The EU'

Posted 12.07.2012 | UK Politics

The president of the European Commission has warned that Britain would become like "Norway or Switzerland" if it withdrew from the EU. In an interv...

Cameron: I Am A Practical Eurosceptic

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK

David Cameron claimed on Friday evening he had safeguarded Britain's position in Europe as EU leaders extended a lifeline to Spain's tottering banks. ...

Markets Rally On Hopes Of Spanish Bail-Out

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2012 | UK

Hopes that Spain will be given a cash injection to stabilise its wobbling banking sector helped world markets rally today. Spain has denied reports...