The Tories will become an overtly Eurosceptic party campaigning for the UK to leave the EU, according to panelists at the Alternatives to EU Membership conference, held in London last week (18 February).
The UK should leave the EU and rely on membership of the WTO, according to a major conference in London on alternatives to EU membership. The conference was organised by David Campbell Bannerman MEP and attended by a number of prominent UK eurosceptics.
David Cameron made a fundamental mistake taking the Conservatives out the European People's Party, according to John Peet, the Europe Editor of The Economist, who said the decision has had a detrimental effect on both the Tories, and the UK.
Cecilia Malmström, the European Commissioner for Trade, has stated categorically that the UK’s National Health Service will not be threatened by the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), adding it would be a “disaster” for the EU and the UK if the latter voted to leave.
Laura Sandys is a rare thing in British politics - a vocally pro-European Tory. After being elected in 2010, Sandys is stepping down as an MP to take over as the Chair of the European Movement UK, founded by her father.
Britain should hold a referendum on its membership of the European Union as soon as possible to reduce the damaging impact of uncertainty, the head of business group British Chambers of Commerce said on Tuesday.
Deep divisions between political groups in the European Parliament are set to sink reforms aimed at preventing banks from being “too big to fail”, a key political objective following the 2008 financial crisis.
Two years after David Cameron laid out his vision for a reformed EU and promised the British public a vote on whether to stay or leave the Union, opinion is divided over whether the prospect of a ‘Brexit’ has rescinded, or moved closer.