Category Archives: Europe

US Food Standards – the new Surrender Bill?

As the second round of US-UK trade talks is now underway, I pray that prime minister Boris Johnson isn’t considering lowering our food and animal welfare standards to those of the United States. We were sold Brexit as enabling Britain … Continue reading

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Tis the Season for a Jolly

On Wednesday, the Evening Standard revealed the menu of the Christmas lunch being laid on for MEPs in the European Parliament’s restaurant in Brussels. They also printed an outraged reaction from UKIP’s deputy leader, MEP Paul Nuttall, who commented: “It sounds … Continue reading

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The Incomprehensible Rise of the Far(age) Right

Nigel Farage revealed his hand somewhat on the night of the Rochester and Strood by-election. This was on the same day that George Osborne had suffered defeat at the European Court of Justice when his legal challenge to new curbs … Continue reading

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UKIP and Lessons of Remembrance

As our major political parties fall over themselves trying to win back voters from UKIP – because, presumably, racists and bigots are now seen as being the key demographic needed to secure the balance of power at the next election … Continue reading

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The Promise of Tax Cuts

David Cameron has announced that further public spending savings could be used to fund tax cuts, as though that might be something which would benefit most people. That isn’t true, of course: what most people in this country used to … Continue reading

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Competing with Poverty

George Osborne was absolutely right last week to warn that the European Union is falling behind India and China in economic terms, and the reason for this is very simple: it is because corporations in Europe have been exploiting the … Continue reading

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Getting Out of a Foxhole

It seems that Liam Fox – who was forced to resign as Secretary of State for Defence in October 2011, following controversy over his relationship with Adam Werritty – has his eye on getting back into the corridors of power. … Continue reading

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