David Cameron’s two big problems in renegotiating the terms of British membership of the EU, if he wins the election, are: 1. How to get “ever closer union” out of the EU Treaty; and 2. How to make it look as if he has curbed open immigration from other member states.
YouGov’s poll for The Sunday [...]
David Cameron says some startlingly strange things sometimes. Today he told Andrew Marr (glad he’s back, by the way):
Other people can sign up to an ever closer union, but Britain should not be in an ever closer union. I’m determined to make sure we get out of that.
“Other people can”? The British people have. The [...]
Voters have turned against the principle of free movement of workers in the European Union over the past four years, according to a ComRes poll for tomorrow’s The Independent on Sunday and Sunday Mirror.
All citizens of other European Union countries should have the right to live and work in the United Kingdom
Agree 23% (58% May [...]
That’s the blog post I would like to write – not because I am a cheerleader for the Prime Minister but because it would be a challenge. But, despite Dan Hodges’ best effort to explain why Ed Miliband has blown his chance (Times, pay wall), it doesn’t seem possible to explain how this week’s EU referendum [...]
The next question is whether Ed Miliband will match David Cameron’s promise of a referendum on EU membership by the time of the 2015 election. He could have pre-empted Cameron’s promise, which was advertised several months in advance, but he chose not to. I suspect that there was a vigorous debate with Ed Balls, who [...]
Tory Bennism takes hold: the Sunday politics news is all about which Conservative minister says what precisely about Europe. Labour fell victim to litmustestism in opposition in the 1980s, when the precise number of top “monopolies” to be taken into public ownership mattered deeply to nerds. But to do it in government is unusual: it [...]
I hear that Michael Fallon, Minister of State at the Business Department, was late to a meeting with London business people this morning.
An unusual degree of textual analysis is required of the exchanges at Prime Minister’s Questions today.
I thought Ed Miliband simply failed to notice that David Cameron answered his question, twice, and stuck doggedly to the script he and Douglas Alexander had agreed (the more Eurosceptic Ed Balls was notably sullen and silent a further seat [...]
The growing number of Eurosceptics is threatening the UK government’s intentions to fight the challenge of the UK Independence Party in obtaining the significant number of voters supporting the UK’s EU exit.
Hard to believe for those emboldened Tory Eurosceptics calling for a more robust approach to the European Union, but David Cameron is standing up to the EU in some parts of the world.
The Prime Minister is fighting a secret battle against EU attempts to take more of the UK’s national powers back to Brussels, internal [...]
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