UK Veto

Landmark European Elections Deliver Political Earthquake

Andrew Hammond | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew Hammond

Voters from the 28 member nations of the European Union delivered an election earthquake on May 25. Results show major gains in the European Parliament for anti-integration, Euroskeptic parties which span the ideological spectrum from the extreme-right National Front which won the ballot in France, to the far-left Syriza Party which came first in Greece.

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

There Is Hope For Russia's Stance On Syria

Tomas Hirst | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Politics
Tomas Hirst

The United Nations Security Council is now crucial for Russia to achieve its foreign policy aims, and this should provide grounds for optimism over Syria.

Europe: Will Cameron Win the Long Game?

Iain Anderson | Posted 11.02.2012 | UK Politics
Iain Anderson

A politician needs voters to elect him - not business - and most voters are not in love with Europe. Cameron may have calculated the euro cannot be salvaged and - in time - he will be seen to have forced Europe to change course.

Britain's Future in the EU

Margot James | Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Politics
Margot James

The Prime Minister's actions at Brussels took a great deal of courage. He and the Foreign Secretary have been true to their convictions and the use of the veto is historic. We now need to take stock before launching any more salvoes. Relations with other member states do matter over the long term.

Europe Takes A Leap Forward - Without Britain

Huffington Post UK | Peter Guest | Posted 09.12.2011 | UK

A deal to bind together the eurozone finally emerged from a crucial European Union summit on Friday. All but one of the European Union's members ha...

Eurosceptics Rejoice At Cameron's Eurozone Split

PA | Posted 09.12.2011 | UK Politics

David Cameron's move to veto EU treaty change has been welcomed as a "very significant" development by eurosceptic Tory MP Mark Reckless who said it s...

Killing Syrians is OK Says Russia and China

Nehad Ismail | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK
Nehad Ismail

In January 2007 Russia and China vetoed a resolution against the Burmese military junta in Myanmar. In July 2008 both Russia and China rejected sanct...