European Union

June 17, 2016

Andrea Leadsom MP: Why I’m voting leave next week

By voting ‘leave’ on June 23rd we will be giving the next generation a bright future, full of opportunity and promise, says Andrea Leadsom MP.
June 17, 2016

We can leave the EU. But we can’t leave Europe.

The European Union is a facilitator of British influence around the world, argues Andrew Woodcock.
June 18, 2016

Britain is a powerful force in Europe

Britain’s influence on the architecture of today’s European Union is pronounced, nowhere more so than on trade and competitiveness, argues Andrew Woodcock.
June 21, 2016

Jean-Claude Junker’s Barmy EU Army

It was NATO that prevented Soviet tanks rolling through the Fulda Gap, not the European Union, says Comment Central.
June 23, 2016

Good Europeans will vote leave

By leaving the EU we allow our European neighbours to continue the journey toward governmental union unhindered, says John Redwood MP.
June 25, 2016

EU Vote: Next steps are key

We need to make early moves to regain our seats, votes and voices on major international bodies, says John Redwood MP.
June 29, 2016

Post-Brexit: The road ahead

What we need is a budget to promote expansion and prosperity, spending the saved contributions as soon as we are out, says John Redwood.
June 30, 2016

The UK’s tech hub status is under threat

Our decision to leave the European Union puts our country’s status as a global hub for technological innovation in jeopardy, warns Daria Kantor.
June 30, 2016

Ensuring a smooth Brexit

John Redwood sets out important next steps to ensure a smooth and efficient transition from European Union membership to UK independence.
July 1, 2016

Are you an EU devotee?

Robert Seddon discusses how, to some, the European Union has emerged as a guiding light of moral values.
July 2, 2016

A curiously English revolution?

Britain’s exit from the European Union will lead to a seismic shift in our political landscape, but Andrew Woodcock wonders if the way it is being done is not a daft way to run a country.
July 4, 2016

Post-Brexit free trade helps world’s poorest

Outside the EU the UK can pursue a more equitable trade arrangement that will drive up living standards in the world’s poorest countries, says Peter Lilley.
July 12, 2016

How best to Brexit

John Redwood discusses the new Government’s first key decision: whether to initiate Brexit by means of rapid UK Parliamentary legislation, or whether to go for an early notification under Article 50.
August 25, 2016

More EU or better EU, Chancellor Merkel?

Despite Merkel’s lip-service to a ‘better EU’, John Redwood argues all the signs point to more integration and more EU.
September 13, 2016

Article 50 approval claims are foolish

Claims that Parliament needs to vote to approve an Article 50 letter or not is based on foolish misunderstandings, says John Redwood.
September 15, 2016

Romania and Bulgaria don’t belong in the EU

Countries like Romania and Bulgaria shouldn’t have joined the EU in the first place, so, Rory Bloomfield asks: why do we have legal reciprocity with them?
September 20, 2016

Auntie’s still determined to remain in the EU

Remember the risks to staying in the EU’s Single Market? The BBC obviously hasn’t, argues Rory Broomfield.
October 6, 2016

No such thing as hard or soft Brexit

Britain’s departure from the EU is a simple choice. Carry on tariff free as at present, or revert to the WTO ready-made schedules.
October 10, 2016

The UK is on its way to the EU exit door

The UK needs to consider carefully the path it takes to the EU exit door, says John Redwood.
October 28, 2016

Bring on the EU trade war!

Given the UK has significant trade deficits with all the major European countries, it is difficult to believe they would want to make their exports to us dearer, explains John Redwood.
December 20, 2016

The EU is morally repulsive

The EU’s refusal to reassure all of its citizens living in each other’s countries that they can stay after Brexit is morally repulsive, says John Redwood.
December 21, 2016

The UK must stop negotiating with itself

Some people in the UK need to wake up and stop compromising our negotiating position with the EU, warns John Redwood MP.
January 2, 2017

2017: Europe primed for political earthquake

With storm clouds on the horizon, 2017 looks set to deliver a wave of new leadership across Europe, and with it a more favourable forecast for Britain’s Brexit negotiations, argues Patrick Sullivan.
January 17, 2017

Tools to fight the EU’s aggression

John Redwood explores tools the UK could use to respond to efforts by the European Union to upset our departure.
January 20, 2017

Germany’s dominance is waning

The diminution of Mrs Merkel’s power is helpful to the UK as it seeks to negotiate its future relationship with the EU on leaving, says John Redwood.
January 24, 2017

A new era in US foreign policy beckons

John Redwood sets out the significant US foreign policy changes we are likely to see during Trump’s Presidency.
March 6, 2017

Time for the EU to face up to reality

Matthew Ellery argues that the time for excuses is over. The EU must face up to reality: the rising tide of hostility towards a European federalist superstate is nobody’s fault but the EU’s.
March 31, 2017

The Commission’s contempt for voters

The European Commission barely hides its contempt for European voters and the democratic process, argues Joseph Hackett.
April 6, 2017

TFA: Another EU lie bites the dust

Recent comments by Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan, suggest yet another EU lie can be added to the list, says the TFA's Rory Broomfield.
April 20, 2017

Demand exemption from EU exit fee

Figures revealed by Philip Hollobone MP in a Westminster Hall debate have lifted the lid on the astronomical costs of our EU membership. If anything, we should demand a refund, writes Rory Broomfield.
May 9, 2017

£100bn EU bill is codswallop

John Redwood discusses some of the fanciful figures that have recently intruded upon the political debate, including the proposed £100bn bill the UK is said to owe the EU.
July 24, 2017

A quick UK-EU free trade deal is possible

Ben Somervell explains why a bilateral UK-EU free trade agreement need not take as long as previous European free trade agreements.
August 3, 2017

Migrant crisis pushes Europe to the brink

Alexander Fiuza believes the EU migrant crisis is undermining the stability of the European Union. Brussels must urgently rethink its existing strategy of tackling the crisis, he says.
August 9, 2017

Remainers never understood the £350 million

The public were not lied to or hoaxed regarding the £350 million, says Isaac Ross.
August 16, 2017

Miliband’s second referendum idea’s bananas

David Miliband’s proposed second referendum would undermine the will of the people, says Benjamin Somervell.
August 23, 2017

A Corbyn Brexit would betray the nation

Isaac Ross fears a Corbyn government will use Brexit as a pretext and an apparatus to transform society into a mould of his ideological beliefs.  
August 23, 2017

Counterstrike Blair’s Brexit wrecking agenda

The big news from the EU this week was the ongoing stalemate with the Brexit talks. But what we see lurking in the shadows is a campaign, led by Tony Blair, to derail Brexit.
September 17, 2017

Brexit: No Deal? No Fear.

With the EU’s approach toward the ongoing Brexit negotiations defined by an unimaginative and inflexible attitude, permeated by its obsessive commitment toward further integration and centralisation, the Government should prepare for a ‘no deal’ scenario, argues Rory Broomfield.
September 18, 2017

Junker’s omnipotent EU

The EU’s quick post-referendum amendment to Article 50 to ensure that, in future, it is subject to Qualified Majority Voting (QMV), coupled with Junker’s ‘radical vision’ for Europe’s future, including the creation of an omnipotent President, is nothing more than a poorly conceived strategy to overcome the awkward and rebellious obstacle of democratic nations, says Peter Divey.
October 1, 2017

Britain, Brexit and Baku

Our European Union membership prevents us from fully capitalising on the trade opportunities stemming from our existing relationships with developing nations like Azerbaijan. Free from the EU we can focus on what really matters: true economic cooperation and trade based on mutual respect and friendship, says Bob Blackman MP.
October 4, 2017

EU like used-car salesman

Peter Divey argues the EU’s approach to the Brexit negotiations is like that of a used-car salesman. 
October 8, 2017

EU plan to annex Northern Ireland may spark war

The EU’s insistence on a sea border between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK would mean a de facto reunification of Ireland, rekindling a bitter struggle between Republicans and Unionists that saw nearly four thousand killed, says Andre Walker.
October 11, 2017

Britain won’t Brexit in 2019

Peter Divey believes the Government’s claim that the UK will have exited from the European Union by 30 March, 2019 is laughable. If you are following the rules and paying the subs in any club you are clearly still "in", he says.
October 12, 2017

European protectionism steps up a gear

The efforts of European bicycle manufacturers to lobby for tariffs on their international rivals will dampen competition and hurt consumers writes Bill Wirtz
October 18, 2017

Now is not the time for a federal Europe

Macron and Junker’s prescription of ever closer European integration is misguided, writes Evgeny Pudovkin.
October 19, 2017

Austrian populist surge defies EU optimism

Victory for the Austrian right should be another reminder for the EU that their troubles are far from over, writes James Holland.
October 25, 2017

Weakened Theresa May must walk if she wants a deal

If she wants a deal, Theresa May must summon the courage to walk away, writes Peter Bingle
October 30, 2017

‘No deal’ anguish signals Project Fear mark II

We mustn't fall for Project Fear II, says John Baron MP.
October 31, 2017

Halloween ‘no deal’ nightmare

By declaring an intended WTO trade option now, the government will provide the business community with the direction and certainty they need, whilst giving them time to prepare ahead of the March 2019 deadline, says John Longworth.
November 1, 2017

The Europhile spectre haunts the Brexit process

The re-emergence of the Europhile rebels reminds us why we need Brexit, writes Peter Divey
November 2, 2017

Customer choice, not regulation, drives food standards

Ill-considered campaign slogans in Hungary and the Czech Republic are not the basis for improvements in food standards, writes Bill Wirtz.
November 8, 2017

Labour set for EU re-entry

With Labour rejecting its existing electoral base, pursing instead the once apathetic youth vote, the party will be forced to advance on a vehemently pro-European footing, and in doing so lay the foundations for Britain’s re-entry into the European Union, says Peter Divey.
November 24, 2017

December Council summit is judgement day

Peter Divey argues that should a Brexit trade deal remain out of sight come December’s European Council summit, the UK must get up off its knees. Failure to do so would sacrifice yet more of our collective dignity. 
November 29, 2017

The dummies’ guide to negotiating with the EU

If David Davis and his team want a knockout punch, they need to transform their approach to negotiations. And here’s how, writes Peter Divey
December 1, 2017

Remainers are programmed to ignore the Brexit good news

The anti-Brexit hysteria over NHS workers and employment figures is a cautionary tale to us all, writes James Holland.
December 6, 2017

There’s no turning back now

There’s no turning back, explains Jack Tagholm-Child. Were the UK to do an about turn on its EU departure, far from a return to the status quo, it would see the UK subject to significantly less favourable terms that we previously enjoyed.
December 7, 2017

Two warring Brexit visions

Amidst the bluster and rhetoric from the Remain camp, we must not dilute our Brexit vision by being ensnared by the EU’s regulatory tentacles, says John Redwood.  
December 14, 2017

‘Science Based Policy’ is a sham

Policymakers interested in enacting science-based policy must first learn how to read scientific literature and understand scientific methodology. Otherwise the phrase becomes nothing more than a branding strategy, argues Ryan Khurana.
December 18, 2017

Grieve’s amendment strengthens pro-Brexit hand

The Grieve's amendment to give Parliament the casting vote on any deal may strengthen the pro-Brexit hand, argues Nic Conner.
December 27, 2017

Chuka Umunna’s hollow howls of betrayal

Chuka Umunna’s hollow howls of betrayal regarding the absence of our post-Brexit windfall are confounding. He seems unable to grasp that the scrapping of EU funding can only be achieved once we have left the European Union, says David Sedgwick.
January 8, 2018

Tony Blair does not know how to argue logically

Tony Blair and his cronies have lost all sense of logic and reason since the Referendum, relying on baseless feelings, writes Bruce Newsome
January 12, 2018

Brexit was a vote for a free Britain

The true goal of Brexit is a free Britain, in control of its own destiny, writes John Redwood
January 16, 2018

The Brexit fallout in the EU is beginning to show

The loss of Britain's financial contributions is exacerbating the East-West divisions in the EU, writes Peter Divey
January 22, 2018

May is a modern day Neville Chamberlain

Theresa May is as irredeemable as Neville Chamberlain after Munich: She should go quicker than he did, says Bruce Newsome.
January 30, 2018

Sadiq Khan needs to get back to his day job

The Mayor's unwarranted forays into Brexit are a disservice to Londoners, whose city he should be promoting not prophesying doom over, writes Peter Lyon
February 14, 2018

England speaks again

Brexit is a cry of English national pride, with potentially significant ramifications on national identity for all nations of the United Kingdom, writes Aled Gwyn Job
February 25, 2018

Come back, Theresa! All is forgiven.

Corbyn and Starmer are deluded if they think the EU is going to roll over, play dead and allow the current customs arrangements to remain while at the same time relinquishing political and other control over us. Theresa’s our only hope, says Neil Jopson.
March 8, 2018

Why we will be better off out of the EU

Taking back control of our money to spend our taxes on our priorities will make us better off out of the EU, writes John Redwood MP
March 8, 2018

Scheming EU Corbyn sells out Labour voters

The Labour Party’s collusion with the EU represents a betrayal of Labour Leave voters, argues Peter Lyon. Corbyn’s Customs Union plan is in conflict with Labour values and the EU Referendum result.
March 18, 2018

Brexit procrastination predicts capitulation

The inertia surrounding the Government’s handling of Brexit, matched with its double-dealing, mean the best course of action now is to commit to an effective separation in March 2019 without a transitional period. Once outside, we will be better placed to dictate the terms of our future relationship, argues Bruce Newsome.
March 22, 2018

The EU’s Lofty Budget Ambitions

With a Brexit black hole to fill, and the prospect of further enlargement looming, the EU’s post-2020 budget is set to be one of increased expenditure and excess, writes Robert Bates.
April 4, 2018

The civil service must stop frustrating Brexit

Continued attempts to reheat Project Fear are demonstrating bias within the civil service against the Government's stated policy of EU withdrawal, writes John Redwood
April 13, 2018

An Immigration System for a Global Britain

Britain’s immigration system should seek to recruit the most talented and enterprising from around the world, not turn them away, writes Robert Bates.
April 15, 2018

Why don’t Remainers campaign for a reformed EU?

Bruce Newsome argues that in place of their current narrative of a ‘blameless EU versus stupid voters’, the Remain campaign would be more effective championing the virtues of the UK within a reformed European Union.
April 18, 2018

Sweeping Euroscepticism Strengthens Britain’s Hand

A wave of anti-EU sentiment is spreading across the European Continent, says Peter Lyon.  Hungarians, Italians and many others are turning their backs on EU elites and expressing sympathy for Britain as we forge a path out of the EU.
May 3, 2018

EU Budget Confirms Vote Leave warnings

The publication of the EU’s budget yesterday reveals exactly what Vote Leave set out –  that the EU is not a mere trading arrangement, but a serious attempt at full economic, monetary and political union, says John Redwood.
May 18, 2018

Brexit means Brexit? Not in this Parliament anyway.

Bruce Newsome: Theresa May’s Cabinet achieves a consensus on the customs union, after months of disagreement – and the consensus is: more years of delay!
May 30, 2018

France, Germany and their Italian puppet

The European Union, guided by France and Germany, has its hand in Italy’s political crisis, says Peter Divey.
July 6, 2018

The European project is intellectually corrupt

The European Union’s stated aim of an ever-closer union is based upon an intellectual confusion. It is the character of the EU itself that should determine our perception of it rather than the hum-drum trivial distractions we see daily, says Sean Walsh.
July 30, 2018

Values, not economics, define Britain’s new politics

The new motivations of voters mean that a soft Brexit will spell doom for the Conservatives in spite of the fear of Corbyn
August 30, 2018

What the Prime Minister needs to say at Party Conference

The Prime Minister must return to a Free Trade Agreement based on the EU-Canada deal at Conservative Party Conference in the Autumn, writes John Redwood MP
September 5, 2018

EU & Macron’s Concentric Circles

John Redwood discusses the ongoing discord between Germany, France, Italy and other key players at the heart of the European Project.
September 28, 2018

Inside Remain’s dissonant and dishonest echo-chamber

Bruce Newsome finds that the latest Remainer polemic inadvertently lifts the lid on why Remainers know the EU’s problems with their heads but cling to the EU’s myths with their hearts.
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