This week saw some welcome news for democratic reformers - national parliaments will be able to veto unwanted EU laws if
With a New Year and the holiday season coming to an end, the EU referendum campaign is heating up. But since our membership of European Union is a crucial constitutional issue, there's one issue that can't be ignored: democracy.
Mr Cameron has so far proved himself above all to be a politician of exceptional good fortune. He must be hoping for more of the same come December.
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.
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.
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.
Despite David Cameron's recent charm offensive in Berlin, where he spoke about his hope for EU reforms ahead of the EU referendum on membership, senior German figures are uneasy about the British "renegotiation" that is about to begin.
The five things you need to know on Sunday 26 May 2013... 1) 'I'LL GAG THE HATE CLERICS' That's the splash headline on the
As the Euro faces a messy collapse, and we see this naked political tool of integration failing, the implications go way beyond the Eurozone. What is certain is that Britain's relationship with the European Union 'inner core' must change. When Merkel now talks openly of a political union on top of a banking and fiscal union, the end game is closer than ever.