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The EU, the Scottish referendum and the EU referendum

A speech I gave yesterday, 15 October 2014, to Forum 2000 in Horsforth, West Yorkshire Introduction In January last year, the Prime Minister announced there would be an in/out referendum in 2017 after a renegotiation of the terms of the … Continue reading

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WHY DESTROY THE UNITED KINGDOM?

Why does the United Kingdom have to be destroyed? Or, to put it another way: Why, Yes voter, are you voting to destroy the United Kingdom? Or, put it this way: Why are you trying to destroy this political Union, … Continue reading

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Deputy Prime Minister’s response to Leveson

10 out of 10 to the Deputy Prime Minister.  He supports Lord Justice Leveson’s report and understands public concern.  He gave a bravura performance in answering MPs’ questions, dealing with each question that was put and not dodging, as most … Continue reading

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PM missing the point

A generous 7½ out of 10 for the Prime Minister, when he could so easily have got 10. Lord Justice has not proposed removing press freedom by legislation. He is not pointing the way across a Rubicon or advocation a … Continue reading

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Udate: Time for David Cameron to change

It is good to see that the UK is at least going to take part in “technical discussions” over the proposed EU fiscal pact (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-16209414).

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Time for David Cameron to change

Intoxicated by the toxic praise of the Eurosceptics of both the right and the left, prime minister David Cameron cannot stop trying to undermine the rest of the European Unions’ attempts to solve the Eurozone crisis. There are at least … Continue reading

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Veto!

Prime minister David Cameron’s veto at the EU summit in Brussels leaves the UK isolated in a way that has no precedent. His “veto” is a refusal not to take part in discussions which are going to go ahead without the … Continue reading

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