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  • Tsipras_smiling

    Greece’s painful and irresponsible bail out

    Greece has now got a worse deal than it originally opposed. Let's be clear. It's their fault for wanting to be in a failed single currency. But it's also Germany and Brussel's fault for living in fantasy land. It's all a very European mess, and it's not going away

    by John Redwood MP - 16 August 2015
  • Merkel_and_schauble

    Germany: The dominating puppet-master of Europe

    Under German leadership, the EU has become an aggressive beast, no longer willing to try and secure agreements through concessions and negotiations. This authoritarian logic is inherent in a modern European project now clearly run by Germans

    by Chris Carter - 12 August 2015
  • Singapore

    UK could do a lot worse than becoming “an Atlantic Singapore”

    As Europhile scare stories go, saying we might end up like Singapore if we don't watch our step is bizarre. In important respects, Singapore is a fantastic model, a far better one than the EU

    by Ralph Buckle -  8 August 2015
  • Union_jack_euro_flag

    EU blues: The case for a self-governing UK

    Though polls show that most Britons, at this stage, want to remain inside the EU, they also show that there is increasing realisation and unhappiness about how much power we have already ceded to Brussels. There is much to play for ahead of the referendum

    by John Redwood MP -  7 August 2015
  • Joschka_fischer

    “A German Europe” -- Joschka Fischer speaks out

    When even Germany's former foreign minister, the highly influential Joschka Fischer, starts warning of "European protectorates", you know that the EU has entered a frightening and dangerous new phase, which Britain must not be part of

    by John Redwood MP -  5 August 2015
  • Lynton-crosby-010

    Lynton Crosby's poll is a headache for Cameron

    Lynton Crosby, mastermind of the Tory election victory, recently presented a secret poll to David Cameron on why and how he won. Key findings on the public's concerns about the EU and immigration will haunt the Prime Minister in his vain efforts for a substantial renegotiation with Brussels

    by Chris Carter -  4 August 2015
  • Montenegro_kotor_bay

    Montenegro's Euro-Atlantic choice deserves Western respect

    Though it is not widely understood, Montenegrin membership of NATO will be a landmark achievement and should be viewed as a major step forward in guaranteeing the security of Britain and mainland Europe, and completing the post-WWII circle

    by Daniel Hamilton -  3 August 2015
  • Venice

    Regional identity is another fine mess in the EU

    The EU sought to use regional identities such as in Catalonia and Scotland to weaken unitary member states in a divide and rule policy to strengthen the superstate. But, as ever, it is playing sorceror's apprentice with forces it doesn't understand and can't control

    by John Redwood MP - 29 July 2015
  • Greek_beggar

    Has the Troika destroyed Greece?

    In recent days and weeks, we have seen the financial and political elite of Europe humiliate Greece. The country is being destroyed before our eyes. The Greeks feel trapped, with nowhere else to go. But Britain is not trapped, and we must get out of the EU before it's too late

    by Chris Muspratt - 24 July 2015
  • Us_mexico_border

    Obama gets Europe wrong again. Why doesn't he allow free immigration from Mexico and Cuba then?

    Barack Obama's lectures to Britain on the EU beggar belief. Ok, Barack. How about you have unlimited immigration from Mexico and Cuba, and while you're at it let them make your laws, while you ditch the American Constitution. Fair's fair after all

    by John Redwood MP - 24 July 2015
  • Container_ship

    Declining EU is overrated as a trading power

    Trade figures show we do more and more business outside the EU, which, for Britain, is a declining asset. Despite what we are being told by the mainstream media, and a political establishment intoxicated by visions of a federal Europe, the EU is not the future. It is the past

    by Alan Murad - 23 July 2015
  • United-states-of-europe

    A wild ride to political union if we stay in the present EU

    Predictably, the BBC is smothering a vital EU policy document pushing for a United States of Europe. Our democracy is again under assault from Brussels, and the government needs to break the silence and explain how we are going to resist

    by John Redwood MP - 20 July 2015
  • Siesta

    Amid Eurozone crisis, Spanish town makes siesta compulsory

    With overall unemployment at just under 25 percent, and much concern about bureaucratic impediments to business, a Spanish town has legislated in favour of afternoon siestas, effectively encouraging people to go to sleep between 2 and 5 every workday afternoon

    by the commentator - 17 July 2015
  • Greek-democracy-symbol

    EU tyranny finally crushes the birthplace of democracy

    The big lesson the EU has "learned" from the Greek crisis is that the democratic will of the people must be suppressed even further. As Brussels crushes democracy in its birthplace, the seeds of a neo-authoritarian superstate have been definitevely sown

    by Chris Carter - 14 July 2015
  • Angela_merkel

    Of Euro Merkel and German Merkel

    Angela Merkel is locked in a kind of political-psychological conflict. There's Euro Merkel, with all the false idealism that entails, and there's German Merkel who has had enough of funding a failed on-size fits all project regarding Greece. What's really missing here is sanity and common sense

    by John Redwood MP - 11 July 2015


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