Last week I wrote an article alleging that Civil Service plans, which outline a safe, secure way for Britain to exit the
With the Prospect of Brexit Seeming Ever More Likely, the Remain Campaign Should be Negotiating Additional Reforms from the EU in These Last Critical Weeks
Who am I to write a post about the EU referendum? What do I know? I'm not a politician or a political journalist. I'm not even an academic or an economist. I'm just your run-of-the-mill, averagely well-informed voter.
Co-operation and trading on mutually beneficial terms are things we should preserve. The march towards standardisation and one size fits all solutions for a vastly disparate continent must come to an end, however. We cannot continue to sacrifice the prospects of Europe's young on the altar of this failing political experiment.
Here are 8 things the UK can do - on our own - to democratically reform the EU if Britain votes to stay in...
It is sometimes said that we must choose between trade with Europe and trade with the rest of the world. The truth, however, is that our place in Europe expands our trading opportunities globally. When negotiating free trade agreements, the collective clout of the EU's 500million consumers can secure terms better than those available to the UK, with our population of 65million. Our economy is not just stronger in Europe now, but will continue to be stronger in the future.
In January 2013, Prime Minister David Cameron delivered his now infamous Bloomberg speech, promising to renegotiate the UK's relationship with the EU. Following renegotiation, he said he would present the British public with the "simple choice" of staying in or choosing to leave, based on the terms secured by the end of 2017.
David Cameron will publish a list of demands for European Union reform in an effort to speed up negotiations ahead of Britain’s
If Cameron, on the other hand, can focus on improving the EU for everyone, whether in Western or Central Europe, he may be able to get the support he needs from Warsaw, no matter which party forms the next government.
When Cameron kicked off the renegotiation at the European summit in Brussels, over dinner last week, it became clear that he will work broadly within parameters that are acceptable to his fellow leaders. British officials briefed that the government understood the EU treaties cannot be changed before a referendum.
David Cameron has made treaty change the totemic issue in his quest to renegotiate the UK's relationship with the European Union: he believes that he must have it to convince his party that the EU has been reformed. But he is engaged in two negotiations - one with his own party and eurosceptic press, and the other with the rest of the EU.