eurosceptics Archive

  • Europe gives Scotland another chance

    Interesting that the EU referendum on 23 June gives a new lease of life to the case for Scottish independence. It was Europe that was the cause of its failure two years ago. As the argument for Scottish independence developed in recent decades, it slowly […]

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  • The Rise of Euroscepticism: Causes and Prospects (30 January 2014)

    The Rise of Euroscepticism: Causes and Prospects (30 January 2014)

    The LSE European Institute and the European Parliament Information office in the UK are delighted to invite you to a panel discussion at the LSE on: ‘The Rise of Euroscepticism: Causes and Prospects’ with: Dr Matthew Goodwin, Associate Professor of Politics, University of Nottingham Peter […]

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  • Stab in the back

    A persistent complaint from the eurosceptics is that the British people were lied to about membership of the EU.  Joining wouldn’t reduce our national sovereignty, we were told, and we are suffering now as a result of this deception. There are three responses to this. […]

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  • The Anglosphere

    Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with the activities of Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan, possibly Britain’s leading eurosceptic, and his relentless campaign against the European Union.   Not only should Britain not be a member of the EU, nor should anyone else (although he […]

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  • I have changed my mind about UKIP

    UKIP, the UK Independence Party, is changing.  As it grows in profile and popularity, it is revealing an ugly side.  Perhaps that ugliness was hidden, perhaps it is new, but it is on show for the first time. Debates in the past with such UKIP […]

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  • The Speech

    So we have finally heard The Speech. David Cameron spoke this morning to outline what Conservative party policy on Europe would be after the next election. (Read the speech here.) David Cameron wants to renegotiate the terms of British membership of the EU and put […]

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  • A bit off

    If a future British government wants to renegotiate membership of the EU, the Fresh Start group of Tory MPs has published its view of what that renegotiation should achieve.  The central claim is that the EU does too much, so there are policies that should […]

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  • Can David Cameron save the unions?

    The promise by the prime minister of a new policy on Europe to be outlined in a speech in January rules out most useful comment on the issue between now and then.  For the same reason that a referendum on EU membership while the eurozone […]

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  • Authentic euroscepticism

    A very interesting article in the Daily Telegraph last Friday by Jeremy Warner (read it here) sums up the eurosceptic dilemma and reveals the perverse nature of the way they solve it. If the Germans are to save the euro, which one would expect them […]

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  • The case against Rupert Murdoch

    Passing judgement on Rupert Murdoch appears to be today’s fashion, and this blog is not one to shirk a challenge.  His dislike of the EU is well-known, as are the anti-European opinions of his newspapers, as is the eurosceptic influence he has had on British […]

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