Tag Archives: Europe

EU benefit tourism was already banned – so what exactly is Cameron boasting about?

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The EU has always permitted restricting social security benefits to European migrants.

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EU Commission slaps down George Osborne over rebate claim

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Chancellor George Osborne’s has been slapped down by his EU counterparts and by the Financial Times over his claim to have halved the UK’s £1.7bn EU budget surcharge.

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Seeing off Brexit by changing the Treaty of Rome into a Treaty of Home

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The only way to see off anti-EU and extreme right-wing parties is to start a debate about a radical new direction for Europe.

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The EU must be more vocal in its criticism of Vladimir Putin

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While European governments have taken action against Russia’s violations of Ukrainian sovereignty, too little is being done about its violations of the rights and freedoms of its own population.

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The row over TTIP rumbles on

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The row over TTIP and the inclusion of an ISDS mechanism is growing.

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Cameron must not cave in to UKIP pressure at the EU climate change summit

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The argument put forward by Tory and UKIP dinosaurs is fundamentally flawed.

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Integration should be the focus of immigration policy, not posturing

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Poverty and job insecurity are more strongly associated with support for UKIP than migration.

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Until recently the Tories said Jose Manuel Barroso’s views were ‘definitive’

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When the European Commission president agrees with David Cameron his views are ‘definitive’.

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Row over CETA free trade deal escalates


The row between Canada and Germany over the future of the stalled CETA free trade deal rumbles on after Germany said it wanted to re-open the talks.

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Why I’m fighting the anti-democratic TTIP

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The role of politicians is to represent the interests of society, not corporations.

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