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Ed Davey forms European green alliance to help Cameron win global race

You might not think that the Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey was key to Prime Minister’s David Cameron’s plans to “win the global race”, but you’d be wrong.

Davey is a key proponent of the need to work with allies in Europe to drive through EU reforms that benefit Britain in the world, something we feel strongly about at British Influence.

While a Minister at the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, he set up the Like-minded Group of EU ministers, to drive economic growth in the EU and cut back on

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Opinion: Nick Clegg to set out patriotic case for a reformed Europe

In January, I wrote for Liberal Democrat Voice just as British Influence, the cross-party umbrella campaign to keep Britain in Europe, was starting and Prime Minister David Cameron was about to fire the starting gun for an in/out referendum on our EU membership.

Tomorrow in London, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will throw his weight back into the debate with an important speech setting out our party’s stall on the pro-European agenda, including our own commitment to an in/out referendum.

Lib Dems will fight the European Parliament elections next year on …

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Opinion: A new group to urge close EU ties and fight the growing isolationist tide

European Union flags - Some rights reserved by tristam sparksAs a Lib Dem member who supports membership of the EU but sometimes finds this hard to verbalise to my friends, I have often noticed that Europe brings out strong opinions in people.

It can be a source of heated argument around the dinner table and on TV studio sofas. The stronger the views on one side, the more entrenched the other can become. Facts can be in short supply.

The hard truth is that Europe represents half of all our trade in

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    Fortunately I do not have to pretend that the Party is going to get more than 30 seats - I think this is unlikely. More...
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    I'm fairly surprised that an experienced campaigner like Paul Walter makes such a fundamental mistake as assuming the polls of today are an accurate prediction...
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    Eddie, yes John Grout's contribution was very good and a counter to the example I gave in a comment to a previous article where the...
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    Phillip Thomas. No . Non British Tax Payers have to set up companies in the UK to own property. PSI I would suggest that a...
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    I agree entirely with Tony Greaves. Another bad misjudgement by the Leadership.
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    @John Tilley "the main purpose of “carbon trading” is to provide a fig leaf for free-market ideologues who cannot admit that something like Climate Change...
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