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  • Juncker

    Project Fear will not give up, and knows no shame

    Desperate and anti-democratic, Project Fear thinks that if an entirely false forecast of a mild recession after the referendum vote would not make us vote Remain maybe an even more false forecast of a massive recession after we leave the EU will force us to cry out for a second ballot. They have no shame

    by John Redwood MP -  3 December 2018
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    Michael Gove: from Brexit hero to political clown

    Gove was once project fear's leading critic, his "were all going to die of Brexit thirst" claims have made him its most ludicrous clown. He has betrayed himself and his values argues Dr Jon Stanley

    by Dr Jon Stanley - 27 November 2018
  • May_and_juncker

    Italy shows May how to stand up to Brussels

    It seems hard to imagine, but the biggest headache for Brussels at the moment is not the independently minded, powerful British but the normally passive Italians. Theresa May's strategy was simply to avoid rocking the EU's boat, and the Brussels bureaucrats have obliged by taking her for a ride

    by Tim Hedges - 21 November 2018
  • Flag_latest

    Brexit will mean both independence and prosperity

    Since 1998 our exports of goods to the EU have grown at just 0.2% a year, whereas our goods export to non EU has grown sixteen times faster at 3.3%. But Brexit isn't just about trade. It's about regaining our independence. We're going to be so much better off out, and in so many different ways

    by John Redwood MP - 12 November 2018
  • Juncker

    Italy's fight with EU bullies is part of Euro disaster story

    The logic of EU federalist insanity continues to play its part in the downfall of European democracy. Italy's ugly fight with Brussels bullies over the budget is just the latest chapter. Thank goodness for Brexit!

    by Tim Hedges - 31 October 2018
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    Enough is enough: The case against Theresa May

    The last time the Tory Party was this divided was in 1846 when the Peel administration pushed through the repeal of the Corn Laws and was swept out of office by a backbench rebellion. Leading that rebellion was a relative newcomer to the Conservative benches in the House of Commons, one Benjamin Disraeli, argues Patrick Sullivan

    by Patrick Sullivan - 27 October 2018
  • John_major

    History shows caving in to EU brings down Tory PMs

    Tory prime ministers taking disastrous advice on policy towards the EU from the CBI, and basing decisions on flat out wrong predictions from the Bank of England and the Treasury, have sealed their own downfall. Theresa May should learn the lessons of history, and show some backbone against the bullies in Brussels

    by John Redwood MP - 25 October 2018
  • May_the_bungler

    Bungling Brexit or leading the Commonwealth?

    The Commonwealth is home to 2.4 billion people on 5 continents around the world. Member countries range from India to Canada to the Seychelles and the Bahamas. In terms of population size, GDP growth, and diversity of people and geography, the EU does not come close. If Theresa May can find the vision, we can lead the Commonwealth. The risk is, she's just going to bungle it

    by Jayne Adye - 19 October 2018
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    The People’s Vote: Labour's October Surprise?

    Pressure is mounting on Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour leadership to embrace a People's Vote; if they do it would be a game changer, argues political expert Patrick Sullivan

    by Patrick Sullivan - 17 October 2018
  • Riace

    Italy's migration dilemma

    It must be realised that Italy is not the UK or Germany which have had migration since the 1960s. In Italy’s case the problem has been emigration, and mass immigration is quite new to them. Between political correctness and plummeting birth rates, quite a debate is raging

    by Tim Hedges - 17 October 2018
  • Theresa_may

    May's Brexit misjudgements damage the UK

    Theresa May makes three key mistakes about Britain and Brexit: She accepts the Sinn Fein analysis of the border issue, she ignores the views of the English, and she all but grovels to the SNP in Scotland. She is a democratically elected leader of the Union and she needs to start acting like one to deliver the Brexit we voted for

    by John Redwood MP - 15 October 2018
  • Giovanni_tria

    Budgeting for populism amid EU hypocrisy

    Brussels, you may recall, already vetoed Italy's first choice as finance minister -- a eurosceptic whose views were regarded as heretical. As the finance minister that Italy had to concede to Brussels calculates this year's budget, the Eurocrats are already up in arms. Does national democracy count for nothing?

    by Tim Hedges -  5 October 2018
  • Tory_conference

    A new vision for British Conservatism

    The Conservative Party needs to run with Brexit and use all its advantages to build a new vision for Conservatism, and, with that, a new vision for a modernised and more prosperous Britain, says John Redwood MP

    by John Redwood MP -  2 October 2018
  • S

    Tory Party conference is now for the corporations, not its constitutents

    This week Brexit Advance, an alternative to Tory conference, is taking place against the back drop of increasing unrest amongst rank and file Conservatives with the unpopular Chequers deal being pushed by the Prime Minister. Conference organisers have said that the aim of the conference is to make the Case for Conservatism, which the current leadership of the Conservative Party is losing sight of, argues Patrick Sullivan, CEO of Parliament Street

    by Patrick Sullivan -  1 October 2018
  • European-parliament

    State of Disunion: Thank goodness for Brexit

    EU State of the Union addresses are meant to mimic America's, but they are a sick joke for many "ordinary" Europeans. Commission President Juncker would not know the feelings of a European citizen if he ran over one in his chauffeur driven Mercedes. Thank goodness for Brexit

    by Tim Hedges - 21 September 2018