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How The EU Parliament Works - And It’s Not Like Westminster

08 July 2015   To begin with, the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are not elected as in Britain, on a ‘first past the post’ system but by a ‘party-list’ type of proportional representation. There is currently a total of 766 seats in the EU Parliament and these are allocated to each member state on the basis of population, Germany having the largest number and Maltathe fewest; a .....continue reading

Change, Or Go: How Britain Would Gain Influence And Prosper Outside An Unreformed Eu

22 June 2015   On the 21 June 2015 a major new publication was launched by Business for Britain. Business for Britain has launched a major new business publication entitled "Change, or Go: How Britain would gain influence and prosper outside an unreformed EU". The publication will be serialised throughout the week, with sections released on the website as they are published in the Daily Telegraph. The compreh .....continue reading

Britain Needs To Get A Better Deal From Brussels Or Leave The European Union, Major New Study Argues

22 June 2015   As reported in The Telegraph on Mon 22 Jun 2015: The UK should leave the EU if it cannot get the major changes and reforms it needs, business leaders and economists say Photo: Alamy David Cameron should lead Britain out of the EU if he is unable to secure a veto for the UK over European laws, win back control over employment rules and permanently protect the City from Eurozone regulations, .....continue reading

Men Should Do Half Of All The Housework, Says European Parliament

22 June 2015   The Huffington Post reports that the European Union is being asked to make sure men do at least half of the household chores as part of a “strategy for equality”. A committee of the European Parliament in Strasbourg wants the EU to launch a campaign to highlight the “equal division of domestic work”. The Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality claims the &ld .....continue reading

UK Merely Collects The Customs Duties On Behalf Of The EU And Hands Them Over To “brussels”, Less A “handling Fee”

22 June 2015   Global Britain has produced a report on the European Union’s customs regime, arguing that the duties imposed are effectively a tax on British consumers. The report notes that: As part of the EU Customs Union (which also includes a non-EU member, Turkey), the UK does not “own” the customs duties (also known as “tariffs”) it charges on imports of goods into .....continue reading

Both Britain And The EU Would Be Happier If They Got Divorced!

09 June 2015        An Intelligence Squared sponsored debate recorded & filmed at Cadogan Hall in London on Wednesday 20 March 2013. "Some people just can’t bring themselves to acknowledge that a relationship is over. Finished. Unsalvageable. David Cameron, for instance. His long awaited speech on Europe has been one big exercise in denial. Yes, we should stay married .....continue reading

David Cameron Has Confirmed That He Will Do Anything To Keep US In The Eu

09 June 2015     David Cameron and Jean-Claude Juncker high-five Photo: Lieven Creemers Daniel Hannan writes in his Telegraph blog that EU leaders are giddy with relief. They had expected a series of tough demands from David Cameron, armed as he was with a new electoral mandate. They knew that the Euroscepticism of the British electorate had hardened. They understood that, unlike in some Continental .....continue reading

Tate & Lyle Sugars: We’d Be Better Off Outside The EU Unless Cameron Secures Major Reforms

09 June 2015   Journalist Marion Dakers writes in The Telegraph why Britain’s last remaining cane sugar refiner has said it would be better off outside the European Union unless David Cameron secures major reforms before the referendum in 2017. Tate & Lyle Sugars said its production has fallen from 1.1m tonnes of sugar to about 600,000 since 2009. The company said the slump began when the EU beg .....continue reading

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