About: UKIP

Brexit 04-02-2019

Why Brexit is good for the UK and the EU

There is an anti-EU virus in the British body politic of particularly virulent strain. It experienced a long period of hibernation and can be found in both major political parties, writes Fraser Cameron.
Brexit 22-06-2017

EU socialists puzzled at Labour’s hostility to Europeans in UK

Jeremy Corbyn meets fellow centre-left leaders in the Party of European Socialists today to discuss Brexit, writes Denis MacShane.
Brexit 27-09-2016

Labour’s ‘Red UKIP’ MPs add to confusion on party’s line on Europe

Labour could be at the forefront of exposing these inconsistencies and incoherence of Brexit. But first, the party has to overcome its own confusion and mixed messages, writes Denis MacShane.
Brexit 25-07-2016

Boris Johnson is back and could prevent Brexit

The Brexit deal is likely to leave both ‘leavers’ and ‘remainers’ unsatisfied. But it is possible that Boris Johnson, the man who backed Brexit to advance his career, could switch sides again to save his own skin, writes Guy Edwards.
Brexit 17-06-2016

Will David Cameron revert to the old normal if Remain wins?

A remain vote would give David Cameron unprecedented power to lead EU reform. But Denis MacShane asks if he will be quite such a Europhile once the dust has settled on the referendum and his job is secure.
Brexit 15-04-2016

Can a Corbyn-Cameron axis defeat Brexit?

The Brexit campaign is throwing up the oddest of paradoxes.  Having been elected as a leftist hammer of the Conservatives, the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has now decided he wants to ensure David Cameron stays as Prime Minister by joining ranks with him to urge a defeat of the Brexit camp in the referendum on 23rd June.
Euro & Finance 23-02-2016

EU solves one problem and creates another

The deal that was necessary to keep the United Kingdom in the EU has also opened the door for other members to use referendums — or more likely, the threat of referendums — as a negotiating tactic, writes Stratfor, the global intelligence company.
Poppy appeal
Brexit 25-06-2015

Britain’s shy sceptics and the ‘No Thanks’ vote

Opinion polls currently point to a clear victory for the ‘Yes’ camp in Britain’s referendum on EU membership. But those who are shy in declaring their voting intentions could foil the pollsters, writes Dr Melanie Sully.
Brexit 06-05-2015

How British elections represent the state of Europe

The UK election matters not because of who wins, but because of how the marginal parties will influence British strategy on Europe and the existence of the UK itself, writes George Friedman. 
Development Policy 21-04-2015

We need global MPs committed to well-spent development aid

In its election manifesto launched last week, the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) pledged to slash the UK’s development aid budget. We don’t need parliamentarians with this myopic mindset, writes Baroness Jenny Tonge.
Sajjad Karim MEP [European Parliament]
Brexit 01-07-2014

Open letter to Sajjad Karim: Did the Tories lose their memory?

The conservative ECR group proposed that Sajjad Karim become the next European Parliament President. Karim has written letters to MEPs, asking for their support. Romanian MEP Sorin Moisa replied to his letter, reminding the Conservative legislator of the negative campaign that his party has led against Bulgarian and Romanian migrant workers.
Brexit 12-06-2014

Mandelson: UKIP reduces Britishness to a caricature

There is a huge difference in economic value, influence and return in being inside the EU or merely alongside it and forces in UK politics such as UKIP are reducing British interests to national identity and that identity to a caricature of Britishness, argues former EU Trade Commissioner and Labour peer Peter Mandelson.

Blair: The case for Europe is power, not peace

In an increasingly multipolar world, in which GDP and population will increasingly be correlated, the rationale for Europe is stronger than ever. Together, Europe’s peoples can wield genuine influence, writes Tony Blair.
Brexit 08-01-2014

Open letter by two Bulgarian professionals to David Cameron

EURACTIV received this open letter to UK Prime Minister David Cameron written by two Bulgarian professionals working in Brussels and London and decided to publish it for being timely and for the quality of the argumentation, without any editing.  
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